Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is working on an ambitious project under the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) to give "complete and sustained healthcare" to about 7.3 million poor and deprived children in the state, an official said.The project, Guarantee to Health (GTH), will cover children aged 2-14 and is likely to be unveiled on Independence Day, August 15. It will be launched with the `Haq Se Maango` (Demand Your Rights) credo.The age group has been selected, an official said, because it requires healthcare support most. Children under two years are covered under other health schemes and as per the law, boys and girls over 14 are considered adolescents.A comprehensive road map is being prepared to "make the best use of the budget to improve healthcare in the state," sources privy to preparing the project draft told IANS.Once the scheme is implemented, children in schools and madrassas of the state would be given medicines, vaccinations, ultrasound facilities and pathological tests free of cost. The project would also cover children of labourers and those belonging to nomadic tribes who keep moving from one place to another.
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