Health cards for two crore schoolchildren in Bihar

The Bihar government will provide health cards to over two crore school children to ensure regular check-ups and treatment for them.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 20:26 PM IST

Patna: The Bihar government will provide
health cards to over two crore school children to ensure
regular check-ups and treatment for them.
"We have taken steps for providing more than two crore
school children in the age group of 6 years to 14 years
with health cards ... The scheme will be made effective from
March 22, which would be celebrated as Bihar Diwas," Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar said today.

"Whatever expenses will be incurred on the preparation of
the health cards will be borne by the state government, which
accords top priority to the health sector in its programme for
good governance," he said while addressing a gathering after
flagging off the `Gram Siksha Chetna Yatra` from historic
Gandhi Maidan here.
The human resource development department of the state
will help assist the health department in the work, he added.

Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, Health Minister Ashwini
Kumar Choubey and Principal Secretary (Health) Amarjeet Sinha
participated in the programme.

PTI