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Few takers for insurance scheme in MCD schools

Blame it on lack of awareness among parents or apathy from the school authorities, but out of the 10 lakh students studying in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) only 24 have claimed insurance in the last four years.

delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2010 00:18 IST
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Blame it on lack of awareness among parents or apathy from the school authorities, but out of the 10 lakh students studying in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) only 24 have claimed insurance in the last four years.

The civic agency has an insurance scheme for all its students wherein they can receive up to R 50,000 in case of death or loss of limb or hospitalisation.

In case of its health scheme, too, the MCD is supposed to provide spectacles and hearing aids to students but only 1,042 spectacles and 20 hearing aids have been distributed in the past one year.

Sources said most of the students weren't aware of such a scheme. The school administrations weren't holding any parent-teacher meets to inform the parents about such facilities.

"It is up to the principal of the schools and the education department of each zone to spread awareness about the scheme but they have been failing in their duty," said a senior official of MCD on conditions of anonymity.

He added that the health policy is also in a shambles as there was no awareness campaign.