There is a good news for half of the country’s population. The government has decided to give health cards to all women of the country. To achieve this card it would be necessary to have an Aadhaar card. Women will get free health check once in a year, linking of aadhaar card to health card us necessary to avail benefits. Under this, special focus on cancer screening will be done.
This scheme has got approval from the Group of Ministers. It is believed that it will soon get approval for the cabinet. Women and Child Development Minister Menaka Gandhi had suggested giving women a health card. She had been stressing on giving health cards to women for a long time. The Union Health Ministry will implement this scheme. He will coordinate with the states to make this card. How much expenditure will be made on this plan, it will be assessed soon.
There are a large number of people in the country who can not do their health checkup. This scheme will help half the country’s population know about their health. Sources say that to make this scheme a success, governments must strengthen the facilities of medical check-up in remote areas of the country. If this is not done then this plan will not make sense for women of a large section.
Special focus on cancer screening
Women in primary health centers and other government hospitals through Health Card will get free health check once a year. During this checkup, special attention will be given on screening of cancer. The reason for this is that cases of breast and cervical cancer are increasing rapidly in Indian women. If there is such a problem with this inquiry, it will be easier to find out when it is time. This scheme is a part of National Policy for Women.