Mou inked for improving health of students in tribal schools
Health Minister J P Nadda and Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram presided over the MoU signing ceremony.
“In line with our government's commitment to universal health coverage with priority accorded to the health needs of those who require it the most, our endeavour is to ensure that health concerns of the tribal population are holistically addressed,” Nadda said.
He said the agreement is aimed at improving the health indicators of the needy and the poor.
Oram assured that the government will implement the recommendations of the report.
The main objectives of the memorandum is to provide age appropriate information about health and nutrition to children in schools, to promote healthy behaviours among them, to detect and treat diseases early in children and adolescents.
It will also include promoting use of safe drinking water in schools, safe menstrual hygiene practices by girls and promoting yoga and meditation through Health and Wellness Ambassadors and encourage research on health, wellness and nutrition for children.