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BUDGAM:  Deputy Commissioner Mr. Mir Altaf Ahmad reviewed the status of National Health Mission (NHM) in a meeting held here today. The meeting was informed that during the year 2014-15 out of Rs. 827.34 lakhs available an amount of Rs. 695.32 lakhs were expended in the district under NHM. The meeting was informed that 3124 mothers were benefited under Janani Suraksha Yojana and an amount of Rs. 42.97 lakhs were utilized. Under Janani Shishu Suraksha Karikaram, 2586 normal deliveries and 747 C-Section took place while 20,970 diagnostics, 140 Blood Transfussion, 5262 Referrals were conducted in the district under the scheme. Besides 3191 pregnant women were provided diet upto ending January 2015.

 

The Deputy Commissioner, Budgam urged the concerned authorities to ensure maintenance of sanitation and hygiene in all the health institutions so that better patient care is provided to the masses. The meeting was attended by the Additional District Development Commissioner Budgam, Chief Medical Officer Budgam, Medical Superintendent Budgam, and other concerned officers of the district. Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer on this occasion assured the District Development Commissioner that Health Department is fully prepared to negotiate any threat of H1N1 influenza in a professional manner. He further said that till date no such case or complaint was reported from anywhere in the district.

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  • DC Kupwara for proactive measures to combat H1N1

 

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Lone today convened a meeting of officers to review the arrangements being made by the district administration to combat the outbreak of H1N1 influenza in the district. The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Health Services Kashmir, Chief Medical Officer Srinagar and other senior officers of Health department.

 

Dr. Lone directed the Health authorities to gear up its field functionaries for creating awareness among the people regarding Swine Flu. He directed the officers to launch a sustain awareness campaign through print and electronic media about the disease, its symptoms and precautions to be taken to ward off H1N1 influenza. He also asked the concerned to involve opinion makers in the awareness campaign.

 

The Deputy Commissioner directed the Health authorities to ensure availability of adequate quantity medicines, masks and other necessary equipment in all Health institutions of the district. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Mr. Kumar Rajeev Ranjan convened a meeting of Health, ICDS, Revenue, Information and Social Welfare officers to create public awareness about the disease.

 

The Chief Medical Officer Kupwara informed that no H1N1 case in the district has been detected till date.  The Deputy Commissioner asked the officers to take proactive measures to combat H1N1 influenza cases if reported. The Health authorities and ICDS officers have been asked to launch an awareness campaign to educate the people regarding the disease and precautionary measures to be taken for controlling the spread of this disease. He asked them to ensure availability of adequate quantity of medicines, health masks and other equipment in the health institutions and hospitals. He stressed upon the need to have a sustained awareness campaign in the print and electronic media about the cause and precautionary measures regarding the disease.

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SHOPIAN: In order to combat the Swine Flu a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat which was attended by officers of Health, Education and Social Welfare Departments. M,The Chief Medical Officer Shopian said that no case of Swine Flu has so far been reported in the district. However, all health institutions in the District including District Hospital and PHCs are fully equipped to combat Swine Flu. He said that a Control Room has been established at the District Hospital with contact No: 9906505536.

 

Besides, an isolation ward has also been kept ready for Swine Flu cases in the District Hospital, Shopian. Meanwhile the health department has issued health advisory for the people in which symptoms of Swine Flu have been mentioned and the people have been asked to take necessary precautionary measures. Officials of Health Department and ICDS are being sensitized in regard to the Swine Flu.