Government returned preventive medical examination of pupils in schools, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.

The Cabinet adopted the corresponding resolution amending the fourth paragraph of the Procedure for medical examination of pupils of educational institutions on January 14, 2013.

According to the document, mandatory preventive medical examinations of pupils in educational institutions will be held annually by medical staff.

Minister of education, science, youth and sports Dmytro Tabachnyk said that parents support medical examinations at schools, particularly more than 84% of them voted in favor of such decision during the All-Ukrainian Internet parental meeting

Meanwhile, the school medical examination will cover all children. This will allow detecting diseases timely or predisposition to them and giving pupils the proper medical care.

The Education and Science, Youth and Sports Ministry is instructed to provide conditions for holding medical examinations in schools, and the Health Ministry will provide professionals for qualified medical examinations of pupils.

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