Students will get the counselling services and the doctors and staff at the clinic will focus on ensuring mental well-being of the students. Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain applauded the move of the government and shared on social media writing: “A first-of-a-kind project, Aam Aadmi School Clinics have been started in 20 Delhi govt. schools. An extension of the mohalla clinics, the AASC will have a psychologist along with the doctor to examine & look over the mental and physical well-being of the students.”
Health clinics will ensure that every child in school gets a full body check up twice in a year. Each school health clinic will be staffed with one “School Health Clinic Assistant” or nurse, one psychologist, and one multi-task worker. One doctor will be available for every five clinics, and will visit each once a week.
A PTI report quoted Manish Sisodia, “I have seen schools in various countries, this concept is not there anywhere. Besides providing routine health check-ups to students, the clinics will also offer counselling services to address issues related to the mental well-being of children. Every six months, the students will undergo a health check up.”