Free treatment would be provided to all children in Haryana with the state government expanding the ambit of its ambitious Indira Bal Swasthya Yojna (IBSY).
Earlier this facility was available only to children belonging to Below Poverty Line Families (BPL) a spokesman of the Haryana Health Department said here on Saturday. The decision to expand the scheme's scope has been announced by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to take care of the overall health needs and issues of school-going children he said.
IBSY launched on January 26, 2010 is meant for covering issues like nutritional deficiencies disability and diseases of those between 0-18 years of age he said. Teachers and Anganwari workers are also being trained under it to identify such issues and health check-ups are being conducted for timely intervention.