Student health check-up guideline goes with a throw in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Conducting health exams for pupils is required in all institutions, according to the Education division. But most government as well as independent schools in the city do not have any type of information on pupils’health According to the moms and dads’ organizations, institutions are going against standards of the division of not performing health exams two times a year.
A couple of moms and dads explain that it is the duty of the division authorities to perform assessments whether institutions are performing clinical camps or otherwise. A couple of personal health centers for advertising objectives arrange health checks yet they are simply an eyewash.
Asif Hussain Sohail, president, Telangana Parents’ Association for Child Rights & & Safety, claimed, “conducting medical check-ups is only on paper. Keeping in view the pandemic situation at least now they should start health check-ups in schools, specially in government schools. Health check-ups are much needed.
There should be a monitoring body for inspecting whether health check-ups are done in schools or not. Our organisation, Sakina Foundation, is ready to conduct free health camps in schools if the State government collaborates with us, as we have been conducting health camps across the city.” Remarked Murali Krishna, a moms and dad, “norms are only for namesake; no schools are following them. Health check-ups should be mandatory in schools, as for the last two years we witnessed many ups and downs. At least once in six months, schools should organise medical camps. Many times we have asked school managements to hold health check-up, but they fell on deaf ears.
The department should question schools’ authorities for not conducting health camps; if they are questioned then only schools will follow the norms.” K Venkat Sainath, joint assistant, Hyderabad Schools Parents’ Association, (HSPA), claimed, “as per the CBSE, ICSE and SSC boards, schools should maintain students’ records of periodical health check-ups data.
But no schools are following this. Periodic health checks should be conducted in schools; a psychiatrist should be appointed in every school but no one is following it up. At least from the next academic year the department should direct schools to conduct health check-ups at least every six months.” A government college instructor claimed,” because of absence of clinical personnel in the city key health centres in government institutions, we are not able to arrange health exams.