Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Programme
A massive health checkup programme of all students from 1 to 10 standards studying in Government, Government aided and unaided schools is undertaken under “Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Programme” since 2006-07. All the students are subjected to health check up by the doctors of PHCs and Government hospitals. In case of detection of any serious health problems, the student is given proper medical treatment free of cost. This programme is being conducted in co-operation with the Department of Health and Family Welfare. In case of serious ailments like heart, kidney, and eyes, orthopedic problems the children are treated in major hospitals free of cost. During the year 2008-09, 1415 children were treated for various ailments. Rs 778.39 lakhs has been spent for such treatment. In the year 2009-10, 1623 children were treated and Rs 808.12 lakhs has been spent. In the year 2010-11, 821 children were treated for various ailments such as cardiac surgery, ENT, Gastro , General Surgery etc and Rs 387 lakhs has been spent.
- Health Cards are printed out of SSA funds and distributed to all school children which are maintained from 1st standard to 10 standard regularly.
- Fuel charges for doctors' vehicles @ Rs 60,000 to 70,000 / taluk is provided out of Mid Day Meals Scheme funds.
- In case of serious ailments like heart, kidney, and eyes, orthopedic problems the children are treated in major hospitals, free of cost under NRHM scheme funds.