School health check-ups provide an ideal way to detect and diagnose health problems early on in children. They also serve to educate children, parents and teachers on matters relating to health, hygiene and sanitation. Periodic School health check-ups are conducted by GMRVF in Anganwadis, Bala Badis and Government Schools in all the locations.
- Medical check-ups are organized in government schools and Bala Badis that the Foundation works with. About 11, 000 children are covered annually through these health checkups. Some of the common ailments identified during these check-ups are nutrition related, dental, ear, skin, heart and eye ailments.
- Students detected with health problems are sent to medical camps and hospitals for treatment. Additionally, parents are also provided counseling to help them take better care of their children’s health.
- These camps have helped in the timely detection, diagnosis and treatment of health problems of several children.
- It has been found that education and counseling of students and parents on health related issues helps in promoting the overall well-being of the child and the family.
Free from Suffering!
Kota Pavan was studying Std. I at M.P.U.P school, Guravam during the academic year 2007-08. His parents work as casual labour in a local polymer factory. When children of his age were playing, he was unable to join the crowd, as he used to get tired easily. Neither he nor his parents were aware of the reason. GMRVF medical officer detected abnormality in his heart during the routine health check up. He was immediately referred to a Cardiologist for further diagnosis. On the advice of the Cardiologist, he was admitted to a cardiac center where he was diagnosed as suffering from 'LARGE SUBAORTIC VSD & PFO Lt-RL'. He underwent surgery (INTRA CARDIAC REPAIR) under Rajiv Aarogyasri scheme of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. Now Pavan is regularly attending school with all zeal and enthusiasm to study. No one would say that this boy once suffered from a heart disease.