Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram - age 10-19 years

Q.  Which of the following is/are true regarding the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)?

1) The age group covered is 11-18 years.
2) It covers males and females from rural areas only.

- Published on 28 Dec 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, which would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.

The new adolescent health (AH) strategy focuses on age groups 10-14 years and 15-19 years with universal coverage, i.e. males and females; urban and rural; in school and out of school; married and unmarried; and vulnerable and under-served.

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