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School Health Scheme


     1.      Vision Statement:

To provide comprehensive health care to approx 16 lakh school children of Delhi Govt./ Govt. Aided schools.

2.     Objectives: 

  • —  Promotion of Positive Health (Health Education).
  • —  Prevention including screening of school children for diseases, deficiencies and disabilities.
  • —  Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases, deficiencies and disabilities.
  • —  Referral and follow- up of children who require Specialist attention at the  nearest Delhi Govt. Hospitals/ Disp.

3.      Major Stake Holders
Child centred - Need based approach


4.      Organizational Setup

  • School Health Scheme implemented by Directorate General of Health Services, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, which is an ongoing scheme and integral part of general health services to school children.
  • —School Health Scheme is implemented vertically through:

-Head Quarter

-District In-charge - 12

-SHS health teams – 64(Each team headed by Doctor or PHN)

.Special Referral Centre (SRC) – 2

  • District Incharge have been deputed in 12   SHS district. The District Incharge is a Medical Officer and is responsible for implementation, supervision and monitoring of respective clinics within the dist.

  •  Each SHS Team is allotted a cluster of 10-15 schools in the area where they provide comprehensive health care services.

  • Now 64 teams are functioning and catering to approx 16 Lakh school children of Delhi Govt and aided schools. However, about 3.5 lakh students of 300-350 schools are covered annually.

  • There are 2 special referral centers with sanctioned posts of ENT Specialist, Refractionist and Dental hygienist. Children from nearby schools are referred to the SRCs for availing their services.

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Last Updated : 23 May,2017