GES to organize medical screening for Students in Senior High Schools

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SHS Students
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The Ghana Education Service is set for the commencement of Medical Screening for all second and first year students of Senior High Schools for the 2020/2021 academic year.

This exercise will be carried out by health professional or institutions assigned to each Senior High Schools across the Country.

The Service has therefore directed Regional Directors to inform Heads of Schools through their District Directors to prepare students and sensitize parents on this upcoming exercise.

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on School Based Health Services which
includes health screening.

The Ghana Health Service will screen all Senior High School second year students (green track) who reported on 15 January, 2021 and the first year students who will be reporting to school in March, 2021 along with the gold track second year students.

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District Directors of Education are to link up with their respective District Health Directorate to plan on the movement of the health screening team to the Senior High Schools.

Regional and District SHEP Coordinators are to monitor this screening exercise and submit report on this to their respective Districts and Regions for final submission to National SHEP, GES Headquarters.

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The screening is compulsory for all the second and first year students. All students are to have their National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards on them for use at the School Infirmary or at a health facility mapped to the school when it becomes necessary.

All Senior High Schools are to compile a validated list of their students screened in hard and soft copies. The hardcopies are to remain at the school level.

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The soft copy should be compiled in EXCEL and submitted to the District for compilation to SHEP GES Headquarters.

The Regions are to compile on regional basis for final submission to National SHEP and GES.

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We kindly request you to inform Heads of Schools through your District Directors to prepare students and sensitize parents on this upcoming exercise.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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