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SRINAGAR: On the instructions of Governor N.N. Vohra, the Medical Aid Committee met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance Department, and sanctioned Rs 32.36 lakh to aid 188 patients.

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  • ‘Team to hold free checkup, dental health awareness at orphanages’

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today flagged off a team of dental professionals of SAFE HANDS Dental Health & Awareness Centre for conducting dental awareness and free checkup programme at different orphanages in Srinagar and Budgam district. As part of its endeavor to spread awareness among people regarding dental health, SAFE HANDS has deputed 2 mobile vans along with 4 dental surgeon and 5 paramedics to conduct the free dental check-up of children at various orphanages in these two districts.

 

During the week-long programme, the team will conduct a free dental checkup and also aware children about the importance of good dental health. Before flagging off the team, the Advisor interacted with the doctors, who apprised him of the activities that will be carried out during the programme. He expressed his best wishes to the team and appreciated their efforts for holding free checkup programme and spreading awareness among people. Dr Tieka Rasheed of SAFE HANDS along with his team members were present on the occasion.

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JAMMU: Under the directions of Commissioner JMC, Mr. Arvind Kotwal, KAS and Joint Commissioner (Adm.) Mr. Pardeep Singh Manhas, KAS, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal along with other team members conducted a surprise drive in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome and good quality meat and meat byproducts to the consumers on eve of Eid-ul-Azha. The surprise drive started from CPO Chowk Panjirthi,  Ustad Mohalla, Newplot, Janipur, Bantalab,  Paloura, Jewel & Gujjar Nagar, etc.

During the drive, various meat shops were checked and about 10kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly along with a fine to the tune of Rs.4100/- was also levied from meat sellers selling unstamped meat. Municipal Veterinary Officer has appealed to all the shopkeepers dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and make availability of good quality meat to the consumers during the festive season. He said that such surprised drives will continue in near future as well to ensure that the consumers can get healthy, wholesome and diseased free meat at any cost.