Ministry of National Education Plans Student Health Digital Mapping | Ranchi News

Ranchi: That Arogya Doots (health messengers) in selected government schools and government aid schools in 10 districts must now submit reports of their school-based health sessions via application as part of a pilot project, the state department of education said.
While the Arogya Doot initiative, which started in November under the School Health Health Program (SHWP), covers 11,593 schools in 19 districts, a total of 24,186 teachers have been selected as health delegates. These teachers select two students — one boy and one girl — each from grades VI to XII to be messengers. In addition, additional classes are held every week at the school, specifically for the health and fitness of the students. This envoy wore a white hat and shirt, to conduct an awareness session.
The SHWP is a joint initiative of the state department of education and the Jharkhand Health Mission under Ayushman Bharat. After evaluating student health, Arogya Doots, which consists only of teachers, will use app-based reporting to submit reports.
According to official data, there are 21,94,106 students from grades VI to XII in public and government-assisted schools and they receive health education. In the initial stages, 20 schools in the Ranchi district will be connected to a digital application that provides information about health programs.
Md Omar, a country source from the program, said, “The Arogya Doots are individuals who conduct health checks and educate students on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are responsible for ensuring that other students are aware of youth health issues, prevent disease and receive timely preventive and curative care. He added, “Students are exposed to various activities and practical lessons such as hand washing and sanitation. It is the responsibility of every messenger to learn about academic struggles and other problems from their classmates, and then inform their teachers and parents.”
Kaushal Kishor, additional district program officer, said, “The pilot implementation of the SHWP-based app will take place in 10 districts, including Ranchi, Bokaro, Latehar, Pakud, Hazaribagh, Sahebganj, Ramgarh, Gumla, Lohardaga and West Singhbhum. A digital application to monitor school health and wellness sessions has been developed. This will be useful for understanding student health. The application will collect and update information regarding messenger sessions. This digital application will be taken over by Arogya Doots, the school principal and state resource.”
He added, “Under this program, the Center for Catalysing Change (C3) provides technical support in planning, monitoring, reporting, creating manuals and conducting various training sessions and implementation at the school level in the state.”