Mar 27, 2009

3 years health-check

Aryaa went for her 3 years health-check with her mother yesterday.

Japan has universal health care, almost all the general treatments are covered by insurance. Adults have to pay 30% of the total cost whereas any treatment or care is free in case of children.

Comprehensive health-check of children is compulsory. It is done at the age of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 years and 3 years. A letter with all the required documents, which are to be filled and taken to the venue, comes from the city/ward office. I really admire the perfect arrangements they make for such health-checks and other cares children need. There is a big debate in America about the universal health care. It is true that the success of universal health care depends on many things like the culture, political system etc., but looking at Japan, it seems immensely successful. I think every country should have some sort of universal health care. If it's not possible for all, it must be there for children.

Looking at the report, it seems everything is fine. Aryaa is growing normally; active and healthy. She is tall, her height is slightly more than the upper limit of the range being used here for her age.

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