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JAMMU: In order to provide people better health care facilities at their doorsteps, BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi today inaugurated a free medical camp at Geeta Bhawan Muthi. The Free Medical Camp was organised by Manipal Hospitals Trust in collaboration with Samevedna Charitable Trust wherein orthopaedics, cardiologists and general physicians checked hundreds of patients and even distributed free medicines. 

Speaking on the occassion, Yudhvir Sethi said this services of private hospital under Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) will not only help patients but also keep medical fraternity abreast with their Hippocratic oath to serve humanity. He urged those who had come for their checkups to change their lifestyle habits as staying indoors, sedantry habits, wrong eatables, unplanned meals and no outdoor activities were primslity affecting their health. 

Dr Rajeev Verma (orthopaedic ) Dr Amit Bhasin (gasro) Dr Sarita Gulati (cardiac) Dr Rajendra (physician) examined the patients and advised them future course of action. Organised by Amit Bagotra asst manager Manipal Hospitals the camp benefitted about 200 patients from amongst whom many went for BMD, ECG, suger and BP tests on the spot.

Omi Khajuria BJP district president Jammu rural, Rajesh Raina president Hari market business association and Mukesh Sahram ,Gen.Secy BJP Rural Jammu were also present on the occassion who extended their help in ensuring success of free medical camp. Earlier, patients were enrolled and their case history prepared well in advance to save time and examine more patients. 

The BJP Vice President thanked the organisors for their free medical camp and hoped that they will continue their philanthropic work with much vigour and enthusiasm in other to help poor and needy or those who don't want to visit doctors for no reasons. Health camps at People's doorsteps, he said encourages many to get themselves examined and lead a healthy life. 

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  • Asks to provide best medical treatment to injured in cross-border shelling

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical, Dr Davinder Kumar Manyal today chaired a meeting and took stock of arrangements put in place at various health institutions in the border areas of R S Pura, Arnia and Samba. The meeting was apprised that all health centres falling in these areas have been providing proper healthcare facilities to the people and medicines are being also provided in these health institutions under free drug policy.

 

During the meeting, the Minister directed the health department to ensure that the injured persons be provided best possible medical treatment. He also asked that the adequate staff and critical care ambulances should be deputed in border areas to cater the emergencies as and when arising. The Minister also sought the details of make-shift camps that have been established by the administration for the people shifted from the border villages. He issued directions to the officials for ensuring all necessary arrangements for their comfortable stay at these camps.

 

The meeting was attended by the senior doctors from health department and officials from district administrations. Earlier, the Minister visited Government Medical College Jammu to enquire about the health of injured during cross-border shelling in R S Pura, Arnia, Samba and adjoining areas. The Minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for the peace to the departed soul.

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SRINAGAR: A 48 year old non local male  was admitted in Community Health Center (CHC) Khaltsi, a remotest village 100 kilometers from Leh and diagnosed as a case of Inferior Wall MI (Heart Attack). The patient was managed & intervened as per the protocol and thrombolysis was performed successfully under Save Heart’s Inititiative and reportedly the patient is doing good.

The team of the doctors that performed the thrombolysis included Dr. Tsering Angmo, Anesthetist, Dr. Wangchuk, Medical Officer, Mr. Spalzes, Lab Technician and other ER Staff. Subsequently, another patient, a 28 year old male with Myocardiac Infarction was also managed and throbmolized at the Emergency Room of SNM Hospital Leh by a team of Doctors including Dr. Nausheen and Dr. Lotus.

The "Save Hearts Initiative" launched by the Directorate on 21st December 2017 envisages to cover all major peripheral hospitals including Sub District Hospitals (SDHs) in network of peers with cardiologists Dr Imran Hafeez & Dr Irfan Bhat, wherein managing of cardiac emergencies will be established  before referring them to Major City Hospitals. The initiative more over focuses on upgrading cardiac emergency skills of medical officers posted across Kashmir Division. More than 125 thrombolysis and around 1300 other cardiac emergencies have been managed under the Save Hearts Inititiative at peripheral hospitals of Kashmir Division till date.

Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman appreciated the hospital administrator and the entire ER Teams of both the hospitals. Moreover, Dr. Saleem ur Rehman today took stock of the progress made on account of shifting of District Hospital Ganderbal from old to new hospital building. On this occasion, senior officers of the Health Department including Chief Medical Officer, Ganderbal, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Ganderbal and engineers from the Executing Agency, JKPCC were present. DHSK directed the concerned officers to make sure that all the facilities are in place in the new hospital building before its made functional.