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Health cards for two crore schoolchildren in Bihar

29 January 2011

Patna, Jan 28 (PTI) The Bihar government will provide health cards to over two crore school children to ensure regular check-ups and treatment for them.
“We have taken steps for providing more than two crore school children in the age group of 6 years to 14 years with health cards … The scheme will be made effective from March 22, which would be celebrated as Bihar Diwas,” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today.
“Whatever expenses will be incurred on the preparation of the health cards will be borne by the state government, which accords top priority to the health sector in its programme for good governance,” he said while addressing a gathering after flagging off the ”Gram Siksha Chetna Yatra” from historic Gandhi Maidan here.
The human resource development department of the state will help assist the health department in the work, he added.
Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Principal Secretary (Health) Amarjeet Sinha participated in the programme.

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