Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following are interventions under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram?

1) Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation programme
2) Scheme for Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene
3) Peer Education

a. 1, 2
b. 1, 3
c. 2, 3
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation programme: The objective of the programme is to reduce the prevalence and severity of anaemia in adolescent population (10-19 years).

The scheme aims at increasing the awareness regarding hygiene practices during menstruation, increased access to and use of hygienic products during menstruation and disposal of such products in an environmentally friendly manner among adolescent girls living rural areas.

The programme aims to ensure that adolescents between the age of 10-19 years benefit from regular and sustained peer education thus improving life skills, knowledge and aptitude on key focused areas.

2)   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.

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

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.