Students in aided and unaided schools are given free health check-up
Kodagu Deputy Commissioner K.H. Ashwatha Narayana Gowda said the Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya programme of the Government had come as a boon to the students in schools and every one should make use of it.
He was inaugurating the programme at St. Joseph's School here on Monday, a press release said. Students should not hesitate to avail themselves of the health facilities.
Earlier, students were hesitant to disclose their health problems, but not now, he noted. Students in government aided and unaided schools from classes 1 to 10 are eligible for free health check-up and treatment.
‘Go for more'
The president of the zilla panchayat Standing Committee on Health and Education, Manu Muthappa, who presided over the function, observed that good health would prompt students to go for higher goals. Those students needing treatment for serious ailments would be treated at AJ Hospital in Mangalore free of cost, he said. He called upon the students to keep their environment clean to keep diseases away. The chief executive officer of the zilla panchayat, A.B. Ibrahim, said a healthy student population would help build a healthy and vibrant society. Kodagu had achieved 99 per cent success under the programme last year he said asking the health officials to make efforts to achieve cent per cent results this year, he added. The president of the Madikeri taluk panchayat, Subhashini Shekar; vice-president Chitra Nanaiah; Madikeri taluk medical officer Mahadevaiah; and DDPI Narasimhaiah, spoke.