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For schoolchildren:Health Minister B. Sriramulu inaugurating the Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Scheme in Bellary on Sunday.
BELLARY: Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Scheme, a monthlong health check-up camp for school-going students in the State, was inaugurated by Health Minister B. Sriramulu at Bal Bharati School here on Sunday.
Mr. Sriramulu said that around 1 crore students studying in classes 1 to 10 would undergo check-up in August. Those suffering from major ailments would be given further treatment, including surgery if needed, free of cost.
Mr. Sriramulu said that the State Government had accorded top priority for people's health by announcing various health schemes. He called upon people, especially the poor, to take advantage of these schemes and lead a healthy life.
The scheme was introduced in 2006-07 to mark the golden jubilee of the unification of Karnataka. Last year around 82.44 lakh students underwent check-up and 2,072 students suffering from major ailments underwent treatment in hospitals recognized under the Yeshasvini scheme. During the current year, so far, 446 students have undergone various operations.
Around 4.13 lakh students in the district would undergo check-up this year. Mr. Sriramulu exhorted the students to inculcate the habit of respecting teachers and elders besides maintaining good health.
ZP president N. Rudragouda, Chairman of BUDA S. Gurulinganagouda, Deputy Commissioner B. Shivappa, District Health Officer Jaikumar, District Surgeon Pompapati were present.
Deputy Director of Public Instruction Balaraju welcomed the gathering.
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