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Tobacco addiction, STDs detected among school children

Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Posted: July 17, 2014 10:19 am

In its school health check-up programme conducted in Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts in past two years, the state government has discovered that 93 students were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), 75 students were suffering with stress and 204 students were consuming tobacco.

The figures were put before the state Assembly on Wednesday by the government while answering a question in this regard raised by Vadgam MLA Manilal Vaghela. The state government informed the Assembly that under the programme it was discovered that more than 3.10 lakhs school students were suffering from different diseases and difficulties. And these included 204 children having addiction of tobacco. Whereas, 204 students were facing problems of stress and 93 were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases.

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