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Jawahar Bala Arogya Raksha Child Health Improvement Programme {CHIP} Our children are our heritage; the Andhra
Jawahar Bala Arogya Raksha Child Health Improvement Programme {CHIP} Our children are our heritage; the Andhra

Jawahar Bala Arogya Raksha

Jawahar Bala Arogya Raksha Child Health Improvement Programme {CHIP} Our children are our heritage; the Andhra
Jawahar Bala Arogya Raksha Child Health Improvement Programme {CHIP} Our children are our heritage; the Andhra

Child Health Improvement Programme {CHIP}

Our children are our heritage; the Andhra Pradesh state has special interest to ensure that every child gets quality education, health services and nutrition. This programme adds on a new but an important dimension and ensure every child remains healthy through a programme that looks at promoting health, preventing illness and early detection and prompt treatment of illness as and when they occur.

This school health program endeavors to ensure that every child remains healthy by ensuring that every school becomes a “Health Promoting School”.

Health promoting schools

  • Promotes health and Prevents illness in schools

  • Promotes learning and prevents drop outs

  • Engages health and health officials, teachers, students, parents, health providers and community for leaders in efforts to make school a healthy place.

  • Respects every child by providing life skills, healthy lifestyle

SCHOOL
SCHOOL

The objectives of this programme will entail provision of both curative and preventive services.

The preventive services will include

Distribution of health cards to all children

Awareness among all students and teachers on various health issues

Anemia control program – Distribution of IFA tablets to anemic children for 52

weeks ( bi weekly) through teachers who are trained. Vaccination Programme – Provision of vaccines to children

Training of a Nodal student who acts a link between teachers and students

and will promote concept of healthy behaviuor and overall health aspects. Constitution of the Child cabinet which will play crucial role.

Biannual health checkup of children in all schools by Medical officers.

The curative services will include

Availability of first aid kit in all schools.

Treatment of common ailments like cough, cold,fever and stomach ache

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Eye checkup and provision of lenses and treatment for eye ailments.

Early identification of CDs/NCDs

Content of Health Education in Schools:

This will include components like

Personal hygiene

Hand washing technique

Hand washing at critical times( after defaecation and before eating) at

primary level Menstrual hygiene at elementary levels

Reproductive health including HIV at secondary level

Role of Health department

Coordinate with Education department and Women and child welfare

department Build capacity of ANM and health officials in addressing the health needs of

the children in the schools Provision of Medical checkup to all children.

Provision of drugs for minor ailments

Provision of vaccines and human resource for administration

Provision of health cards

Build capacity of teachers in health promotion use of first aid kit.

Arrange monthly review meeting at the cluster level to monitor and

coordinate with other departments. Enable students to take care of themselves and others.

Enable students to make healthy decisions

Ensuring provision of safe and healthy environment at schools

Provision of referral services

Provision of specialist services

Convergence

Health

WCWD

Education

Social and Tribal welfare

The nodal officers from the key departments will coordinate among themselves in delivery of holistic package of health services to school children.

The operational structure at the district level will include key officials

DC/DEO/DMHO/PD ICDS ,and at Cluster level and PHC level with convergence cascading down to all levels including frontline service providers.

Modus of Operation:

  • Sensitization of all key stakeholders and Officials

  • Capacity building of frontline workers on issues like technical aspects (preventive and curative aspects), Reporting,, Recording and Logistics.

  • Distribution of health cards to all children

  • Provision of Health screening services to all children

  • Provision of treatment to minor illnesses

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  • Provision of vaccines

  • Provision of Opthalmic services and lenses to children with vision defects.

  • Identification of children with chronic diseases, Learning disabilities, Hearing and Vision defects, Malnutrition, Psychological problems and refer to higher institutions.

  • Provision of health education to promote healthy life styles and prevent health damaging bahaviours.

  • Monthly reporting and monitoring

Convergence • Health • WCWD • Education • Social and Tribal welfare  The nodal officers