Health Checks for First Graders

Health Checks for First GradersHealth Checks for First Graders

Around 100,000 children will undergo health screening in 48 health centers across Tehran in summer, prior to starting their first grade in the new academic year on September 23, said Vajihollah Parvizi, head of Special Education at the Education Ministry. “Every year, health screening of first graders starts in June and continues till September. Last year, 97,000 children were screened in the capital,” IRNA quoted him as saying. About 10% of the children screened were identified with problems and referred to health centers for further diagnosis and treatment. Screening of each child costs $4.