Shala Aarogya Tapasani Karyakram Book For Teachers
Health & Family Welfare Department has created wide network of health and medical care facilities in the state to provide primary, secondary and tertiary health care at the door step of every citizen of Gujarat with prime focus on BPL families and weaker sections in rural/urban slum areas. Department also takes appropriate actions to create adequate educational facilities for medical and paramedical manpower in the state of Gujarat.
Shala Aarogya Tapasani Karyakram
Developing human capital is also critical for nations to enjoy political stability and economic growth.
Nations that have invested in health and education tend to experience corresponding economic development. Accordingly, in 1909, Sir Sayajirao Gaikwad, King of Baroda, started School Health Programme in Baroda region. It was the first school health programme in the country. In 1946, the Bhore Committee reported that School Health Services were practically non- existent in India.
To ensure good health for our school children the Department of Health & Family Welfare conducts School Health Programme every year. This is the single largest health programme operating in the state of Gujarat. The Government of India launched the Special School Health Check-up Programme in 1996 in coordination of Department of Health & Family Welfare and Department of Education for school going children of Primary Schools with the following objectives:
Detection of health-related problems that are commonly occurring amongst primary school children.
Screening of children for appropriate referral.
Building of health awareness in the community through primary school children.