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BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting of officers of District Advisory Committee (DAC) formed under PC & PNDT Act. While deliberating upon the Act, the DDC directed concerned especially health department to ensure full adherence to its provisions by the Genetic Counseling Centers, Genetic laboratories and genetic clinics so as to check the menace of female foeticide.

She emphasized on regular meeting of DAC as mandated under the Act and instructed CMO   to constitute Block Level inspection teams for effective implementation of the Act. She sought action taken report on the matter from the health department.

She asked for synergy among allied agencies including health, ICDS & ICPS, converging the components of NHM & BBBP. She also instructed on organizing Block and village level awareness-cum- felicitation programmes on the issue of checking misuse of diagnostic technologies through multi sectoral, inclusive approach,  involving besides departments, NGOs and PRIs, ashas, Aganwadi workers, social and outreach workers. Similarly on pattern of district level meetings, CMO was instructed to take regular action taken reports from BMOs.

The meeting was attended by ADC/ DPO, Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, CMO Budgam, Dr Nazeer Ahmad, Medical Superintendent District Hospital, Dr Deeba, DIO Budgam, Showkat Hussain Ganai, DSWO/DCPO Aqeel Ahmad, Advocate Ashiq Amin, representatives of Rural Mission Education Society (NGO), other officers of the Health department.

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JAMMU: A CME on implementation of new Medical Curriculum was organized in Auditorium of ASCOMS & Hospital, Sidhra, Jammu. As per the guidelines governing IMG Regulation 2019 the new curriculum has to be  adopted by all the Medical Colleges across the country. The new curriculum is more of objective then subjective one. The drastic changes have been suggested in new curriculum which is going to be a competency based and new teaching learning method have to be adopted in the said curriculum.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta Prof & Head Orthopaedics and Co-ordinator of MEU, ASCOMS & Hospital while introducing the speakers and the topics laid stress on various important aspects of new curriculum. Dr. Gupta also elaborated on the role of the teachers in adopting this curriculum. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Meeta Gupta highlighted the new teaching learning method as per the curriculum. Dr. Jyoti Kohli spoke on responsibilities of Indian Medical Graduate and Dr. Shalini Sobti discussed on  a New assessment methods while Dr. Ajay Puri explained AETCOM model in Medical Education.

The function presided over by Dr. Pavan Malhotra Director Principal, ASCOMS & Hospital who in his key note address  informed the gathering to become proactive us finalizing  the teaching module in their respective subjects he also informed  that very shortly Departmental Academic Committee’s will be formed and the faculty  members will be nominated to Joint Academic Committee and this nomination will be sent to Dean Faculty of Medicine Dr. Sunanda Raina for approval and subsequent finalization of the curriculum.

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JAMMU: Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu Region is organizing the annual two-day Red Cross Mela-cum-Raffle Draw from April 20. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma who is also Chairman of Regional Red Cross Society, convened a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the annual mela-cum Raffle show, here today.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director School Education, H R Pakhroo, Director Colleges, Prof. R K Ganjoo, Registrar, Jammu University, Dr. Meenakshi besides senior functionaries of Health, Police, Industries, Agriculture and other concerned departments. Threadbare discussions were held with regard to sale of Raffle Draw tickets and making other necessary arrangements for annual two-day Red Cross Mela-cum-Raffle Draw.

The meeting was informed that the objective of organizing the Red Cross Mela was to create awareness among the general masses regarding Red Cross Society and generate funds for the welfare activities of the society. He stressed for greater involvement of social organizations and youth in extending service to downtrodden and those facing distress due to manmade or natural calamities besides providing services to destitute, orphans and needy people.

The Div Com asked the departments to cooperate with the Red Cross Society for distribution of tickets and other arrangements to make the event successful. He further asked the concerned to work with great synergy and maintain close liaison with each other to make the event a grand success. He urged the education authorities to motivate students and colleges for engaging in such activates for welfare of people. Later, the Div Com also chaired a meeting with DCs of border districts regarding construction of Bunkers along International border.