Staff Reporter

Srikakulam: District Collector N. Srikanth has flagged off the mobile health clinics exclusively for schoolchildren belonging to the under-privileged sections at a simple function held here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, the project officer of Rajiv Vidhya Mission Surangi Mohan Rao said that 10 mobile health units have been pressed into service for the benefit of all schoolchildren belonging to SC,ST and BC community children both in urban and rural areas.

A doctor, an ANM and a district resource person will man the mobile health unit. Ten mobile health units will fan out to several schools in rural and tribal locations and reach out to school as per a scheduled programme everyday.

The project is aimed at medically examining every child and as per the treatment suggested by the doctor based on their deficiencies; medicines will be supplied to the children.

The project ensures over all development of a child’s health.

This is a unique scheme covering 25 mandals in the district. The mobile units will continuously be on the move for three months.

The project is also to prevent absenteeism to classes on health grounds particularly the girl students during rainy and winter season. Besides the medical team will create health awareness to adolescent girls.

The project is being implemented under the Rajiv Vidhya Mission.