‘Health Card’ Plan, Approved By CM Nitish Kumar

Monday, January 31, 2011 0:51
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A few days back, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar approved the state’s health department proposal to start a universal ‘Health Card’ scheme for about 2 crore students, who are in the age group of 6-14 years. He also stated that he wants the scheme get implemented by 22 March 2011, as that day the state will also celebrate ‘Bihar Day’.

According to the approved proposal of the scheme, all school going students would be checked for several diseases, and treatment would also be provided for any ailment they might be afflicted with.

While launching a month-long drive to provide healthcare at the doorstep of the common man all across Bihar, the CM said that he was following the goal of ‘vikas ke saath nyay (development with justice)’. He said, “And there can be no development without good health of its people. Mere setting up of industries is not development. We favour human development.”

Under this healthcare drive, which is called as ‘Gram Swasthya Chetna Yatra’, one-day health campsites would be organized in 10,000 primary health sub-centers and additional health centers to galvanise them into action. And, everyday, 10-25 health campsites will be organized in all 38 districts of the state. At these camps, health check-up of poor people, and awareness would be created about hygiene, family planning & good health practices.

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