459 medical officers to be appointed for school students health checkup

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to conduct health check-ups of students in various schools at the district and sub-division level on a regular basis, the Bengal government is engaging as many as 459 medical officers in the state.The state Health department will appoint those medical officers on a contractual basis under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). It was learnt that around 333 medical officers would be recruited from Homeopathy, 80 from Ayurveda and around 46 from Unani. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe medical officers who will be recruited under RBSK will visit various schools at the sub-division level and examine the health condition of the students. Health check-ups would be conducted to find out if they suffer from any ailments. Students in the villages are often found to be suffering from various ailments like skin problems, lack of proper nutrition among others. Heart check-ups would also be conducted. Screenings would be done to determine if they have any other ailments. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThese medical officers can refer the students to a sub-divisional hospital or the district hospital for further treatment if they feel the need. It may be mentioned that school students often complain of various heart-related ailments but they are not addressed at the initial level. Health check-ups at the school level will help these medical officers to detect such ailments. The candidate should have BHMS/BAMS/BUMS degree from any institution recognised by the respective councils of the stream. The candidates must have completed an internship at the time of application submission. They must either be registered in Part-A of the State Register of Homoeopathic Medical Practitioners maintained by the Council of Homoeopathic Medicine, West Bengal or in Part I of the Central Register maintained by Central Council of Homoeopathy. The candidates should be permanent residents of West Bengal and able to read, write and speak in Bengali. The candidates having MD in Homeopathy/Ayurvedic/ Unani from any institution recognised by the respective councils related to the streams, will be given additional marks. The present government has given enormous emphasis on the health infrastructure in the rural areas.last_img read more