Question raised in Rajya Sabha on school health programmes under Ayushman Bharat, 12/03/2020

The School Health Programme (SHP) under Ayushman Bharat is a joint collaborative Programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The programme targets both education and Health implementers and is envisaged to facilitate an integrated approach to health programming and more effective learning at the school level. SHP aims to foster growth, development and educational achievements of school-going children by promoting their health and well-being. It also aims to strengthen the concept of preventive, promotive and positive health. In the first phase, the programme covers 23072418 children in the Government and Government aided upper primary, secondary, senior secondary schools in 200 districts selected from aspirational and Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) districts.