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School Health program is a program for school health service under National Rural Health Mission, which has been necessitated and launched in fulfilling the vision of NRHM to provide effective health care to population throughout the country It also focuses on effective integration of health concerns through decentralized management at district with determinant of health like sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, safe drinking water, gender and social concern. Its main focus is to address the health needs of children, both physical and mental, and in addition, it provides for nutrition interventions, yoga facilities and counseling.


The School Health Programme intends to cover 12,88,750 Government and private aided schools covering around 22 Crore students all over India. Components of School Health Program: Screening, health care and referral, Immunisation, Micronutrient (Vitamin A & IFA) management, De-worming, Health Promoting Schools, Capacity building, Monitoring & Evaluation and Mid Day Meal.

The indicative cost for the programme at the all India level, is estimated at approximately Rs.84.39 Crores in the 1st year, Rs.283.12 Crores in the 2nd year, Rs.345.31 Crores in the 3rd year and Rs.326.39 Crores from 4th year onwards.


All school age children

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