Chief Minister launches ‘Swathya Vidya Vahini’ scheme

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday launched ‘Swasthya Vidya Vahini ‘ one of the world’s largest public health education initiatives to be rolled out from January 2, 2017.

Under this ten-month pilot project, 32,000 students of medicine, nursing, psychology and home science will prepare disease profiles of villages by camping there on a daily basis. The information compiled will be used for implementation of the schemes of Medical, Health and Family welfare departments.

Chandrababu Naidu speaking on the occasion said few countries had experimented in the way he wanted the students of life and paramedical sciences to spread awareness about the multiple causes of diseases and how people could stay healthy and fit during certain simple things in their daily life. He said that the government was considering a hike in stipend for house surgeons and P.G. students and a decision would be taken soon.

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