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JAMMU: Continuing its efforts to providing a better and free medical treatment for the poor and needy children, the Parivartan–NGO organized a medical cum awareness camp here at Government High School, Kacchi Chowni, Jammu. The camp was held under the supervision of a team of senior doctors, including Dr Sheetal Sharma, who during the camp provided the free medicines after proper checking of the children of school.

The camp was inaugurated by BJP State General Secretary Munish Sharma, who was the chief guest, while the Principal of the School Suneeta Gupta was the Guest of honour.  During the camp more than two Hundred students were provided free consultancy by the expert team of doctors. Free medicines and blood sugar test were also conducted on the occasion.

Addressing on the occasion, the Chief Guest Munish Sharma hailed the efforts being done by the members of Parivartan-NGO and said that it is very good step taken by the NGO for providing free medical treatment to the poor and needy children. He further urged upon the members to continue their efforts for the betterment of the people in society.

In her address, Principal of the School, Suneeta Gupta expressed gratitude towards the NGO for organizing such a camp in the school premises, through which the student of the school will get benefited.

Speaking on the occasion, chairman, Parivartan Vikas Sharma said that with a mission to help the down trodden people of the society, their NGO has been organizing such type of medical camps with the help of senior doctors, who in order to provide a better medical facilities are organizing such medical camps in the far flung areas, so that these people as well as the children can also get such facilities at their door steps. He further highlighted the future programme of their NGO and hailed the principal and other staff members of the school for providing their full support in organizing the camp in their school premises.

Among others who were present on the occasion, included Rajinder Singh (President), Udhay Bhaskar (Vice-President), Vishal Targotra (Treasurer), Sahil Sharma (Media Incharge),  Vijay Sharma, Manish Singh Jamwal, Sandeep Singh, Joginder Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Ashish Kapoor, Rohit Sharma, and others.

 

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  • Shri Amarnath Yatra arrangements reviewed at Pahalgam
ANANTNAG:  To ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2015 and to review the arrangements, a high level meeting was convened at Pahalgam today under the chairmanship of Minister for Health and Medical Education, Choudhary Lal Singh. Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag (Yatra Officer), Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan, SE Hydraulics, SE PDD, SE R&B, Chief Executive officer PDA, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pahalgam, Chief Medical officer Anantnag and other concerned officers were present at the meeting.

During the meeting various issues with regard to the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2015 were discussed threadbare. The progress made in finalizing the arrangements with regard to tents, toilets, sanitation and other arrangements was also reviewed. Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, (Yatra Officer) informed the Minister about the arrangements and facilities being put in place for the smooth conduct of Yatra. He ensured that the track will be opened by 15 June 2015 and essential commodities including rice, sugar, LPG and firewood will be dumped before the commencement of the Yatra from 2 July 2015.

The Minister asked for widening of track to 12 feet as per Supreme Court guidelines and clearance of snow from the track in time-bound manner and directed the concerned departments to establish a joint control room at Pahalgam for close coordination. The Minister also directed to ensure cleaning and maintenance of all camps and disposal of garbage in a scientific way and to ensure health check-up certificate of the Yatris to be issued by the concerned medical officers. 

The Minister emphasized on Health Department that no compromise should be made on health issues of the Yatris and directed ISM, Allopathic and Health Department to set-up medical aid camps under one roof at every halting station. The Minister accompanied by Deputy Commissioner and CMO, Anantnag also visited Pahalgam Hospital and directed for providing round the clock medical facilities to the patients.

 

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JAMMU: Demanding complete restriction  on sale of ‘ Maggi’ in School and Hospital Canteens, the J & K  Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has been asked to intervene by an RTI activist. In his online petition via jkgrievance.nic.in  to the Chief Minister,   RTI Activist Sharma has expressed his concern on the allegation of presence of hazardous substances in Maggi, “I am worried  about the  news report appearing in national media about the presence of MSG, Monosodium Glumate and Lead in ‘ Maggi ’ a sort of noodles that  are quite famous in the country and obviously in Jammu and Kashmir also”, he has submitted to the C.M.

The activist also apprised the Chief Minister about non-serious approach of the State Food Authorities for in dealing with this serious issue related to health of millions of people , in the complaint he has stated that this product (Maggi) is available in all hotel, restaurants, Education Institutions’ Canteens in Jammu, Kashmir and even parts of Ladakh but till date we have not heard that the authorities belonging to J & K Drug & Food Control Organization taking samples from anywhere to confirm whether this product is safe to eat for citizens especially the minor children.

His plea further demands that  J & K Drug & Food Control Organization be directed to immediately pick samples randomly and get them tested from laboratories of national repute to confirm the presence of  MSG, Monosodium Glumate and Lead in this product and till final report  and expert opinion on  the samples comes, the product be banned in Hotel, Restaurants, School, College and Hospital Canteens.

Sharma cautioned that situation may become  serious  here in J & K, because millions of tourists and pilgrims visiting all the three regions of the state and they also prefer this so called instant noodle for being economical and its easy availability . In concluding lines , the activists  has appealed  that if the official results confirm the product fit to be consumed by human being then the ban be revoked immediately to avoid unnecessarily harassment of  people associated with its sales and marketing.