CBSE lays stress on health records
LUDHIANA: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to encourage immunisation of students and verify the health record of every student.
The CBSE affiliation bylaws state that heads of schools must promote the physical well being of children and ensure high standards of cleanliness and healthy habits by arranging periodical medical examination for them and sending the reports to parents.
The Board has decided to include in the health manual a format for verifying the records of immunisation of a child during admission to a school.
CBSE has published health manuals, which cover issues regarding sanitation, hygiene, environmental protection, safety, emergency medical services, continuous and comprehensive evaluation ( CCE) in context of health and physical education, eco clubs, health and wellness clubs, scientific skills and CCE school-based assess- CBSE HEALTH MANUALS HAVE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL HISTORY AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION, WHICH IS UPDATED PERIODICALLY ment certificate.
The health manuals have the child’s medical history at the time of admission, which is updated periodically to record the continuous medical status of the child.
“The health of a child is important and for that they must eat healthy to stay healthy,” Mona Singh, principal of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, said, adding, “In the school report card, the child’s health report is included. A doctor visits the school everyday to examine students and we keep parents informed about the health records of their wards. A medical attendant is always available in the school to attend to the students, In case of a major injury, he will be taken to the nearest hospital.”