Punjab Government has launched ‘School Health and Nutrition Programme’ to monitor the health of students and their nutritional needs at the school level.
The programme is aimed at ensuring the health and balanced growth of school going children in the province.
In the first phase, the programme is being launched at 20 schools of Punajb’s nine distrcits including Lahore, Bhakkar, Jhang, DG Khan, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Mianwali and Sargodha.
Provincial Minister for Schools Education Dr Murad Raas and Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid on Monday formally inaugurated the programme at the Government Central Model School Lower Maal.
Through the programme, the government will be able to monitor the health-related issues and nutritional needs of children at the school level.
Under the programme, the student will be provided with different medical tests such as throat, eyes and ears free of cost.
School Health and Nutrition Supervisors will be appointed for the provision of the facilities under the programme. The Supervisirs will be monitoring the health of the students.
The government is planning to gradually extend the programme to schools across the province.
An e-monitoring system has been evolved in collaboration of Punjab Information Technology Board and Secondary Healthcare Commission for monitoring of the programme.