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  • Chief Secretary chairs 2nd Governing Council meeting, Reviews preparedness

SRINAGAR: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- National Health Insurance Programme, will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir on 1 December 2018. This was announced at the 2ndmeeting of the Governing Council of the Ayushman Bharat programme chaired by the Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam here this evening. Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development K B Aggarwal, Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Finance Navin K Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment, Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department, Hilal Ahmed Parray, Secretary IT Saugat Biswas, CEO NHM Bhupindra Kumar, Director SKIMS Omar Javid Shah and other officers attended the meeting. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of Bajaj Alianz insurance. 

Chief Secretary directed the officers to frame a timeline for rolling out the scheme so that the aim and objectives of the scheme is fulfilled well in time. Saying that the scheme is meant to benefit the downtrodden sections of the society, Chief Secretary directed for hassle-free identification, registration and implementation of the scheme. He also directed the Principal Secretary Finance to depute surplus clerk and accounts level staff of PSUs for strengthening the manpower for the smooth implementation of the programme.

He also asked Commissioner Secretary GAD to depute supervisory staff of the level of Additional Secretary, Deputy Secretary for its effective implementation. The Chief Secretary also asked the officers to identify the suitable programme office accommodation at earliest in Jammu and Srinagar. He also directed the Principal Secretary Finance to release the state share for the programme at the earliest.

To ensure all the deserving get enrolled under the scheme, Chief Secretary directed for nominating Deputy Commissioners as nodal officers for the enrollment under the scheme and set the deadline of December 15 for registration of all the beneficiaries including the issuance of Golden card by the company. The representatives of Bajaj Allianz insurance gave details about the training cum orientation workshop of medical coordinators, Arogya Mitras, District officials, Medical Superintendents starting from 28th of October to Ist of November. The company also gave a presentation regarding the roadmap for launching the scheme in the J&K. 

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  • DDC appeals people to make campaign a success

GANDERBAL: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal Dr. Piyush Singla today appealed people to make the ongoing Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign a success in the district. The DDC said this while reviewing the performance under the vaccination campaign for school children to eradicate Measles and Rubella in the district Ganderbal. The Programme was launched on September 24, 2018, across the district by teams formed by the district health administration to cover private/government primary and secondary schools apart from Aanganwadicentres within the district.

Addressing the meeting, DDC said that the scheme is an initiative of the central government in association with the World Health Organization (WHO) and aims at to eradicate measles among the children. He said it is part of the government’s ambitious vaccination programme and people need to come forward in getting their children vaccinated. While reviewing block-wise performance under the campaign, the meeting was informed that 35956 children have been vaccinated in the age group of nine months to 15 years since the launch of Measles-Rubella vaccination in the district.

He urged the CMO/CEO Ganderbal to take confidence-building measures by holding interaction with local people to dispel their doubts regarding the vaccine and conduct field visits regularly for creating awareness among the masses about the benefits of vaccination. The meeting was attended by ADC Ganderbal, Naseer Ahmad Wani, CMO Ganderbal, Dr. R. D. Kasana, CEO Ganderbal, Gayas-ud-din, Deputy CMO Ganderbal Dr. Mehraj-ud-din, District Immunization Officer, Dr. Masrat and other concerned.

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SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered transfers and postings in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K has been transferred and posted as Director Health Services Jammu relieving Bhupinder Singh, Mission Director NHM of the Additional Charge.

 

Dr Kunzes Dolma, Deputy Director (Hqr) Health Services Kashmir shall hold the charge of Director Health Services Kashmir in addition to her own duties till further orders. Dr Arun Sharma, CMO awaiting orders of adjustment in Directorate of Health Services Jammu has been posted as ADMO Labour (ESI). He will also hold the charge of Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K in additional to his own duties till further orders.