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3 schools from Nagaland included in national SH&WP

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/11/2021 1:48:36 PM IST

Three districts from Nagaland - Kohima, Peren and Kiphire have been included in the first phase of the national School Health & Wellness Programme (SH&WP).

According to DIPR report, in the first phase, the programme will be implemented in 191 districts across 33 states. This was made known during the first district level coordination-cum-consultative meeting for School Health & Wellness Programme under Ayushman Bharat held at DC's conference hall Kohima on March 10.

Giving an introduction of the programme, Chief Medical Officer, Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu Theyo said that Ayushman Bharat: School Health and Wellness Programme was a joint collaborative effort of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. The programme is the third pillar of Ayushman Bharat for promotion and prevention of diseases among school children. The school health promotion activities will be implemented in all government and government aided schools across the country.

Highlighting on the School Health & Wellness ambassador initiative under this programme, Dr. Theyo said that two teachers in every school will be designated as Health & Wellness Ambassador and will be trained to transact health promotion and disease prevention information in the form of interesting activities for one hour every week. 24-hour sessions will be delivered through weekly structured interactive classroom-based activities. The health promotion messages will also have bearing on improving health practices in the country and students will act as Health & Wellness Messengers in the society.

Meanwhile, deputy CMO Kohima, Dr. Rupert Peseyie also highlighted on the objective of the programme like providing age-appropriate information about health and nutrition to the children in schools; to promote healthy behaviours among children; to detect and treat diseases early in children and adolescents including identification of malnourished and anemic children with appropriate referrals to PHCs and hospitals etc. The meeting was chaired by deputy commissioner and chairperson of the committee Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie.


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