Health card for 3.4 crore children in Bihar
The state government would begin distributing health cards to 3.4 crore children from Bihar Day on Tuesday under New Generation Health Guarantee scheme.
Patna: The state government would begin
distributing health cards to 3.4 crore children from Bihar Day
on Tuesday under New Generation Health Guarantee scheme.
The health cards would be distributed to children till
14 years of age and special camps would be organized in
government schools and sub-primary health centres (SPHCs)
throughout the state for the purpose, Principal Secretary
(Health) Amarjeet Sinha said.
Under the scheme, doctors and medical teams from
government hospitals will reach out to the cardholders and
test various parameters of their health, including
malnutrition and ailments if any and provide treatment to them
in the event of detection of any problem, Sinha said.
In order to enable the medical authorities to reach out
to the children, all data related to the beneficiaries,
including the mobile number of their families, have been
compiled in the card and digitalized, he said.
The health cards will help in the drive against
malnutrition and prevent child marriage, Sinha said.
The data for the health cards was compiled jointly by
Human Resources and Social Welfare departments with a
grant of Rs 40 crore from Britain`s Department of
The distribution of the health cards will conclude on
October 2, he added.