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  • Schools & Colleges are best places of creating awareness: Zakir Malik

 

RAJOURI: In order to help government agencies in creating awareness on Swine Flu, Tehreek Baqa-e-Urdu – an organization meant for promotion of language has launched “Urdu Campaign” on Swine Flu by distributing Urdu Pamphlets among School teachers, children and common masses in rural areas of Rajouri district. The Campaign was launched under the chairmanship of TBU Central General Secretary  & Spokesman Zakir Malik Bhallesi from Government and Private Schools of Dhanore area of Rajouri. TBU Pir Panjal Organiser Er. Ashiq Lone also assisted in the campaign.

 

TBU activists hold meeting with teachers of Govt Schools and Private Schools of Dhanore area along with A to Z Institute of Education Dhanore following which class campaign was also held among the higher classes. Awareness was also created among the common masses on road sides. Talking to teachers in these Schools, Zakir Malik Bhallesi said that although TBU has a mission of upliftment of Urdu however they felt the need to create awareness in Urdu to help government agencies in creating awareness on Swine Flu. He said that people of rural areas are not aware about English and they can better understand Urdu which is the reason that TBU launched this campaign from rural areas. He said that an Urdu pamphlet with introduction of Swine Flu, its causes, symptoms, vaccines, treatment and precautions were made and distributed among the people.

 

TBU has also appealed Deputy Commissioners and CEO’s of all the Districts of J&K to launch the campaign in schools because these School are better places to spread awareness. Bhallesi said that TBU has also requested its all members to help government agencies in creating awareness of swine flu in Urdu language.    

 

About the major symptoms of swine flu infections, Zakir Malik Bhallesi said that fever, cough, runny nose or stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue or tiredness, diarrhea and vomiting are some signs of this virus. He advised the children to wash hands frequently, get enough sleep, drink sufficient water,  boost immune system and themselves informed are the precautions to be taken. He added that a person becomes sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can make the illness milder and make the patient feel better quicker. He added that for treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick.

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JAMMU: To review the provisions made by Government Medical College Jammu for the treatment of Swine Flu (H1N1) patients, BJP MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) along with the Principal, senior doctors, Staff of GMC and others toured the hospital in the context. DC Jammu Ajit Kumar Sahu (IAS), Director Health Services Dr Pathania, Principal GMC Dr Ghanshyam Dev, Medical Superintendent Dr Rattan Pal, Dy. Medical Supdt. Dr Wasiq Rasul also accompanied the MLA during his visit.

In a press statement issued, Sat Sharma (CA) said that different Admission Centers and isolation wards have been created by the hospital authorities at Col. RN Chopra Nursing Home, adjacent to GMC’s emergency building where the patients suspecting of H1N1 are being kept and treated. MLA Jammu-West was informed by the Principal GMC that the OPD for such patients have been started at the general OPDs, on which the authorities were directed to segregate the OPD of Swine Flu from the general OPD and to be shifted to the separate area. MLA Jammu West also desired to utilize the services of Sub-District Hospitals in Jammu and to start the OPDs at Sarwal and Gandhi Nagar Hospitals.

MLA Jammu-West showed his concern regarding the availability of vaccination and Tami-Flu for the patients, necessary equipments like ventilators and preparedeness of the Hospital Authorities for N-95 Masks and vaccinations for the staff involved in handling the cases of Swine-Flu. He was informed that the authorities have approached the Centre govt. for this and the availability of all the necessary material shall be putforth at the earliest. With respect to the ventilators the MLA requested the Director Health Services to provide atleast two ventilators to the GMC authorities to strengthen the pool of the equipment for treating the serious patients of this flu.   

MLA Jammu-West also appealed to the Dy. Commissioner Jammu for the suspension of morning assemblies in the Schools for the avoidance of spreading of the flu amongst the students as has been done in other districts of the state. He also appealed to the District administration for giving wide coverage through banners and hoardings mentioning the designated centres of OPDs and for issuing Medical advisories to the people to tackle this problem.

Principal GMC informed the MLA that he has designed a proposal for the development of Isolation centre and a Specialised lab. costing approx. Rs. 5 crore in total for categorically handling the epidemic cases. On which the MLA has assured that once the proposal is put up to the Union Health Ministry, he shall personally take up the matter for its sanctioning as implementation of this scheme shall help in managing the patients and screening of such patients shall be done in the shortest possible time as presently the samples are being screened at Delhi which normally takes 4-6 days. He has also appealed to the people not to panic in this situation as the same has to be handled with sense and precautions. BJP Mandal Presidents Praduman Singh & Ayodhya Gupta, Ex Corpotrators Dinesh Gupta & Balwan Singh, Tripta Jamwal, Deepak, Radhe, Sumit Reshi, Jatin Sethi, Onkar Singh, Sanjay Sawhney, Sorab also accompanied the MLA during his tour.

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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.