CBSE to introduce Health Science as a subject
- 07 February, 2019
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to introduce Health Science as a subject for class IX, X, XI and XII.
The syllabus has been framed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The subject will help students gain basic knowledge of primary healthcare.
A survey conducted to understand the level of health relief awareness found that not many were aware of basic primary healthcare needs. This led to the introduction of the subject, which aims to teach students some precautionary measures that need to be taken in case of emergency situations.
The syllabus for the new subject is currently being reviewed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) and will be introduced in the next academic session.
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