titled “Enhancing the Effectiveness and Impact of Schools: Insights from School
Health Screening Program” has noted that obesity, vision and dental issues are
the major health problems faced by school-going children across India.
has been published by Jarma Wellness, an organisation working in the area of
healthcare consultation. Jarma Wellness, an organisation working in the area of
healthcare consultation. The report is based on findings made from the School Health
Screening Program conducted on 1,76,240 children ranging from 2 to 17 years of
has found that among the assessed children, 25.5% had abnormal vision. It has also
reported that 50% of all students screened were found to have dental issues.
and obesity have also emerged as a major health issue with the problem
aggravating with age. The report has further added that hygiene is a major
issue among school children across India.
has concluded that awareness among children and parents play a key role in maintaining
good health among children. Awareness among parents leads to more investment in
preventive healthcare for children.