Delhi Government to provide free healthcare to school children

The Delhi Government announced ‘’Chacha Nehru Sehat Yojana’’, the most ambitious scheme to provide free healthcare facilities to all the children of the city up to the age of 14 years. With implementation of the scheme Delhi will be the first state to provide 27 lakh school going children free medical care and compulsory medical check-up.

An initial corpus of `100 crore is proposed in the plan budget for the scheme. The scheme is entirely conceived by the government and will run fully on state funds.

The Women and Child Department is working on initial stage of the project which will cover government schools, MCD, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board schools. However, government has yet to fix the maximum limit of medical expenditure. While Delhi government has earmarked around `100 crores for this ambitious scheme, it is not clear what progress has been made on its implementation.


Socio Research & Reform Foundation
(A Non Government Organisation)
512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008
Tele/Fax: +91-11-25821088, 25817157, 25722044
This entry was posted in Health. Bookmark the permalink.