CBSE may introduce Health Science as a new subject – As per the reports in various news media, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may introduce Health Science as a new subject in the existing curriculum of classes 9 to 12. The Health Science syllabus will contain the basic knowledge of primary healthcare
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The Health Science curriculum is designed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
An official quoted to IANS that “We had done a small survey prior to planning this course on awareness related to basic health relief like what needs to be immediately done if a dog bites before visiting a doctor. And we found that many are still not aware of basic primary healthcare needs,”
As per the source the new syllabus is a guideline on what can be done to get immediate relief if someone suddenly gets a heart attack or some other health hazard.
The official also added that “because of lack of basic knowledge related to cure, patients are often brought to hospitals when they are critical. Many lives can be saved if the basic steps are followed.”
According to informed sources, the new syllabus is currently being reviewed by the HRD Ministry and would be introduced in the new academic session which begins in April.