An Effort towards Healthy India

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

As per WHO report, India ranks lowest in provision of quality healthcare to children in the world.

Poor hygiene, low literacy, poverty and inequality has compounded the problem & it has posed a huge challenge in providing adequate healthcare facilities to children in India.

School Health Check-up is an important preventive measure under Primary Health Care during which following purposes are served.

  • Major illness can be identified and timely treated
  • Selective Health problems such as refractory errors, disability etc. which interfere with the child’s performance can be corrected at earliest.
  • Healthy habits to improve the lifestyle can be inculcated by imparting Health Education of important aspects.
  • Important Health Messages like Healthful living, proper nutrition, messages on Immunization,
  • Pulse Polio, Water borne diseases, use of ORS etc. can reach each household through students.

The above issues ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular, sustained school health examinations help to build a sound foundation for students future.

Bhaktivedanta Hospital conducts health check-up camps to offer quality healthcare & medical facilities to the Municipal School Children wherein disorders/diseases are identified at an early stage & children are offered with preventive & curative remedies in a holistic manner.

During the year 2017-18, 4955 children were screened for various health ailments.