Medical Students to be sent to villages under Swasthya Vidya Vahini program
Vijayawada: A ten months program consisting of ten health themes developed during this tenure will take students to villages to spread awareness among people on each of these themes said Chandra Babu Naidu while speaking to students in Vijaya wada on Saturday.
The Chief Minister made this announcement while launching a first of its kind initiative ‘Swasthya Vidya Vahini’, a health education program.
Following are some of the other highlights of the program:
- The program which is aimed at developing a disease-free Andhra Pradesh will involve the help of all medical and nursing students from the State.
- Under Swasthya Vidya Vahini scheme, students of all the medical, nursing, home science and psychology will be divided in to 446 teams.
- Students have to prepare a health profile of the village and inform the officials over the reasons for the spread of diseases and remedial measures.
- Naidu said the students would be awarded marks in the field work which would be treated as practicals.
The Chief Minister said that the health education program would help develop leadership and communication skills in students and at the same time improve the health infrastructure in the state.