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  • Directs round the clock operationalization of PHC SafaPora

 

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare Ms. Asiya Naqash today visited community Health Centres,   Primary Health Centres of Sumbal, Sonawari, Hajan SafaPora, Naidkhai and Trigam areas and reviewed their functioning. The Minister took stock of the medical facility being provided to the patients at these centres and interacted with patients and their attendants. She also inspected wards, labs, OPD and other Medicare units.

 

Ms Asiya Naqash interacted with ASHA and Anganwari workers during her visit and highlighted the importance of mother and child care. She said that ASHA and   Anganwari workers have to play important role in creating awareness among the people about the Health Care facilities available under different schemes including National Health Mission (NHM).

 

The Minister asked the authorities to equip the hospitals with latest diagnostic facilities and other equipments and ensure availability of all Medicare facilities to the patients so that they do not suffer during their medical investigation. She announced that the Primary Health Centre SafaPora will function round the clock from today and directed  the Hospital authorities to implement the orders with letter and spirit. She said that an ambulance would be provided to PHC SafaPora soon.

 

During the visit to Community Health Centre, Hajan a large number of locals met the Minister and demanded posting of a lady doctor and other Para-medics. Asiya Naqash stressed on regular cleanliness of wards and corridors and maintaining proper sanitation of the hospitals.  On the occasion, the Director General Indian System of Medicines (ISM), Director Family Welfare briefed the Minister about the facilities being given to the indoor patients.

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REASI: The differently abled students were provided with aid appliances here on Wednesday. Hundred and Ninety one students received them from the Education Department Reasi, in a function organised at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Reasi. Apparatus, including wheel chairs, tricycles for the students with cerebral palsy and other appliances including hearing aid, were extended to the students. With financial assistance from   Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), these appliances were being provided to the students under Inclusive Education for the Differently Abled (IED) scheme.

Speaking at the function, Principal of GBHSS MM Khajuria said that the potential in these children should be nurtured and they should be made to flourish like normal persons in the society. To enable them to live like normal people in society various programmes and schemes have been implemented, he said, adding that differently abled persons should not consider themselves to be lagging behind normal people. District Resource Person IED-Surinder Kumar, Mohsin Khan, all Zonal and Cluster Resource persons, parents of the students and large number of locals were also present on the occasion.

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KATHUA: The Red Cross Society, Kathua, organized demonstration cum interactive session at Shiva Public School Kathua in which Staff members and fifty students participated. During  the session, a brief history of Red Cross was highlighted and importance of distinctive emblem “Red Cross”, how to stop its misuse and knowledge of the authorized users i.e. “Red Cross Volunteers & Army Medical Corp” was also discussed.

 

While speaking on the occasion, Executive Secretary, IRCS Kathua Ashish Singh said that the main objective of the event was to educate the students so that they can act as First Medical Responder (FMR) during any exigency. He said Red Cross Kathua unit is vigorously working to generate awareness regarding the best procedural action to be taken in wake of any emergency and during other unforeseen accidents.

 

The staff was also given demonstration of the basic techniques of CPR and recovery position in case of unconscious person to harness their skills. The students were also taught the hand washing techniques. Later, the student groups were made to practically display the preliminary techniques taught. The Chairman of the School Marru Ram Gupta and Principal, Rajesh K. Gupta appreciated the efforts of the Red Cross Kathua team.