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Student Health Card Scheme

Current context: Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu has launched Student Health Card scheme in Jammu on 5th March 2020.
Student Health Card Scheme
  • The aim of this Student Health Card (SHC) scheme is to ensure the good health of every school going children.
  • The step is taken to ensure full medical coverage of over 12 lakh students enrolled in government schools from Class I to XII in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This programme was organised by Directorate of Mid-Day Meal, School Education Department in association with National Health Mission.
  • The Health Card will now be issued to students under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS).
  • The motive of the scheme is to keep a proper health record of all enrolled students in government schools.
  • Presently, student’s medical check-up is mandatory, at least once in a year but the SHC scheme provides medical check-up of the students to be be done twice in a year.

Question: 

Q.1 The Student Health Card scheme is recently launched in which among the following state/Union Territory?
a. Jharkhand
b. Delhi
c. Punjab
d. Jammu and Kashmir
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