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Mou inked for improving health of students in tribal schools

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today inked an MoU with the to improve the health and well-being of students in tribal schools.

J P Nadda and presided over the MoU signing ceremony.

An also submitted a detailed report with findings and recommendations to the ministers.

In line with our government's commitment to universal health coverage with priority accorded to the health needs of those who require it the most, our endeavour is to ensure that health concerns of the tribal population are holistically addressed, Nadda said.

He said the agreement is aimed at improving the health indicators of the needy and the poor.

Simultaneously, measures would have to be taken to ensure tribal population are co-opted and not left out, the said.

Oram assured that the government will implement the recommendations of the report.

The main objectives of the memorandum is to provide age appropriate information about health and nutrition to children in schools, to promote healthy behaviours among them, to detect and treat early in children and adolescents.

It will also include promoting use of safe drinking water in schools, safe menstrual hygiene practices by girls and promoting yoga and through Health and Wellness Ambassadors and encourage research on health, wellness and nutrition for children.

The was constituted jointly by the and the in 2013.

The committee comprises 12 senior experts who have worked for health in tribal areas, research institutions and secretaries of states with tribal population.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 23:50 IST