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Raising Awareness in Schools: Leh Hosts Orientation Programme on School Health and Wellness

Raising Awareness in Schools: Leh Hosts Orientation Programme on School Health and Wellness


Leh: Today, Leh witnessed a groundbreaking one-day orientation programme aimed at empowering principals of private schools on crucial health and wellness initiatives on April 3.

Hosted by esteemed professionals including SIO Ladakh, Dr. Iqbal Ahmad, Stanzin Angmo, RKSK State Consultant, and representatives Essar Batool and Tashi Angmo, the event focused on enlightening school leaders about pivotal programmes such as Ayushman Bharat, School Health and Wellness Programme (SHWP), and Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA).

Dr. Iqbal Ahmad, State Immunization Officer, Ladakh, delivered an enlightening presentation delving into the comprehensive aspects of Ayushman Bharat, the School Health and Wellness Programme, and the roles and responsibilities of school principals.

Topics ranged from the release of operational guidelines and resource materials to the selection criteria for health and wellness ambassadors and the importance of addressing adolescent anemia. The session provided a detailed roadmap for implementing health and wellness initiatives within schools.

Stanzin Angmo, RKSK State Consultant, shed light on the Rashtriya Kishor Shasthya Karyakram (RKSK), emphasizing the significance of adolescent health and outlining key components such as adolescent-friendly health clinics, peer educator programmes, and menstrual health schemes.

Angmo stressed the collaborative effort needed to achieve the shared goal of adolescent health and wellness.

Furthermore, Essar Batool and Tashi Angmo presented insights into the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA), elucidating its overview, key design principles, benefits, and integration with public programs.

Their presentation provided a comprehensive understanding of how ABHA can revolutionize healthcare access and affordability.

The event boasted an engaging interactive session where principals eloquently emphasized the transformative value and importance of the programme in shaping communities. Their commitment to effectively implementing the programme was palpable as they passionately shared ideas for enhancing school environments and promoting student well-being.

Moreover, principals were enlightened about the Tele Manas initiative and its pivotal role in raising awareness about mental health.

Attendees included distinguished guests such as the CMO Leh, DHO Leh, directors, principals, and concerned officers/officials.

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