MBBS Interns, PG medicos to now conduct regular health check-ups of school children under PM POSHAN Scheme

Delhi: In a major step toward health development at schools and at the same time providing practice exposure to medical students, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has directed MBBS interns

 PG medicos to conduct regular health check-ups of school children across the country under the PM POSHAN scheme.

In a letter addressed to Deans and Principals of all medical colleges, the Deputy Secretary at the NMC, Dr Ashish Kumar Panda has asked the authorities "to depute Interns and PG students of medical colleges to

the health checkup of School Children, whenever requested by the concerned State /UT Govt authorities

The NMC Deputy Secretary has forwarded the said directive as approved by the Chairman of the NMC to the Additional Chief Secretaries (ACS), Principal Secretaries of all states and UTs in the country on 16th July

Besides, complying with the communique received from the Education Ministry, the concerned officers have also been directed to take necessary action to associate students of medical and nursing

available with the Ministry for ensuring regular health checkups/screening of children, they may be informed to us. If there are no such options, it is requested that M/oHFW help in developing the age

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