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India to initiate comprehensive medical check-ups for kids

Feb 02, 2013

Steps are also being taken to create networks of basic and advanced ambulances for covering the remote areas, said Ghulam Nabi Azad, India’s Health Minister.

Health Minister of India, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has said that the government will soon initiate comprehensive medical check-ups for all school going children and even those out of school. He said, a mobile team of doctors with supporting staff for each State has been granted for implementation of universal screening of children.

Chairing a meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament on child health in New Delhi, Azad said a programme for universal supplementation of iron and folic acid has been initiated to overcome anaemia among 13 crore adolescents.

The Minister informed the meeting that government has also started funding creation of maternal and child health wing, which will improve the bed capacity in district hospitals and medical colleges, overburdened with increased delivery loads.

Azad said that steps are also being taken to create networks of basic and advanced ambulances for covering even the remote and inaccessible areas. He said government will provide funds for purchase of drugs for all types of illness to patients visiting government health facilities to universalise healthcare for all.

SOURCE: AIR FM News

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