The Delhi government has launched 20 ‘Aam Aadmi School Clinics’ in its schools, which will concentrate on the physical, mental, and personal well-being of students. The clinics were established by the Deputy Chief Minister, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
Launched at an event held at the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Moti Bagh, the clinics are part of a pilot project executed by the Delhi government in collaboration with The Hans Foundation and with the support of CSR drives of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Delhi, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and the BSES Yamuna Power Limited.
The Aam Aadmi School Clinics are an expansion of Mohalla Clinics and have been begun to provide biannual health checkups to our school students. Apart from this, for the first time, the focus will be laid on mental well-being amid physical health. A healthy mind will provide to a healthy society and eventually a healthier nation as said by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
This drive is one of the biggest accomplishments in the field of education as well as the health sector.
The Aam Aadmi School Clinics comprises doctors as well as psychologists who attend to the problems of students.
Having a psychologist is one of the largest steps because it will be an expansion to our satisfaction curriculum, the Deputy Chief Minister added.
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Mr. Satyendar Jain said the program is carefully crafted to cater to young students, keeping in mind their physical as well as mental health desires.
It conducts provides healthcare through regular full-body health checkups by trained professionals, guidance on health management by doctors, group awareness contests on issues like stress management, as well as individual therapy sessions by a psychologist.
Me Jain said that Only a healthy mind can direct to a healthy body and in turn to a healthier society. We have originally started with this intervention for students, but we will think about expanding these services for teachers as well as parents in the future.
The Aam Aadmi School Clinic project is presently being enforced in 20 schools of the Delhi government and will be further expanded to cover more schools.
The clinic, built in a portable cabin within the premises of the school, will have an educated doctor, ANM, psychologist, and a multi-task worker. The ANM will be accountable for screening students for any physical as well as mental health issues.