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Beijing students to get free health checkup
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Beijing Municipal Commission of Education announced on Thursday that students at the city's primary and middle schools and vocational schools will enjoy free physical checkup once a year.

Education departments at district and county level will ask health organizations and hospitals to establish health records for each student, while informing their schools and parents about the results of physical checkups, Beijing Morning News reports on Friday.

Those departments will cover the fees with their public education funding. The physical examination will include measurement of height and weight, urine and blood tests, dental and other checkups. First year middle school students will also receive blood-pressure and color blindness tests. Boarding school students will take hepatitis tests, the newspaper said.

The data of their health results will be kept by education departments.

(Xinhua News Agency September 5, 2008)

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