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Uttar Pradesh introduces “School Health Program” digital health cards for children

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According to a recent statement by the State government of Uttar Pradesh, the Urban Development Department and Lucknow Smart City have collaborated to launch a pilot project called the “School Health Program” in Lucknow. The program aims to improve the health of students and has been implemented in three schools as a part of the pilot project.

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As a part of the pilot project, three municipal schools in Lucknow – Aminabad Inter College, Kashmiri Mohalla Girls Inter College, and Kashmiri Mohalla Montessori School – have been tasked with conducting health checkups for a total of 1765 children. The team responsible for the checkups is creating digital health cards by conducting thorough examinations of each child on-site.

Lucknow Smart City Limited has introduced a unique initiative called the “School Health Program”, which involves the creation of a digital health card for each child. This card can be downloaded by the child’s parents, school officials, and administrative officials. A comprehensive health checkup is conducted for each child, based on 130 parameters related to their physical and mental health. The health card also provides a cashless health cover of up to Rs. 25,000 for hospitalization expenses.

The program aims to improve the academic performance and future prospects of the children by identifying and addressing any health issues they may have. The checkup includes a thorough assessment of physiotherapy-related parameters, eye tests to detect color blindness and eye diseases, and assessments of dental and oral health, hearing and speech abilities. The program also includes workshops on topics such as child psychology, first aid, and health and hygiene. Follow-up digital health reports are prepared every six months.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath;
  • Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow (Executive Branch);
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel.

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