The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to conduct a health check-up for students at least twice a year. Also, an official stated that the health checkups will be free of cost and will be conducted twice a year for school children of the union territory.
During the time of review meeting of the school education department which was held on Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu instructed the officials to provide health cards to the school children.
Sarita Chouhan, Commissioner/Secretary, School Education Department, and other senior officials were also present at the review meeting. Lieutenant Governor also invited parents at the time of health checkups so that they will know about the health condition of their children and about the precautions that one must take.
The governor also issued orders to prepare a calendar for the health checkups in consultation with the health department.
As per the decision made in the review meeting by the officials, the school education department of Jammu and Kashmir directed to organize the first health checkup drive in December 2019 in the summer zone and in March 2020 in the winter zone of the schools.
The Lieutenant Governor has also suggested regular training for teachers in order to improve education quality. He has also directed to ensure the availability of drinking water in all the schools by December 31, 2019, and also the survey of science and computer laboratories in the schools must be completed within the upcoming 15 days.
He has also asked the officials to fill up all the job vacancies in the department soon which have an enrolment ratio of less than 25 per cent.