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JAMMU:  To improve cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas, Directorate of Rural Sanitation, J&K today organized workshop on Solid Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). The workshop was inaugurated Secretary Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Sheetal Nanda. The aim of workshop was to empower women in the state through appropriate Hygiene & Sanitation practices.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Reasi Dr. Sagar Dattatray Doifode, Director Rural Sanitation Indu Kanwal Chib, District Panchayat Officers of Jammu Division along with respective Executive Engineers, REW of concerned departments and Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks were present in the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary RDD & PR said that the solid liquid recourse management is an important component and needs special focus. “Every department and functionaries associated with SLRM shall put in a committed effort to achieve the desired results on ground”, she added. She also stressed upon to involve sarpanches and panches to make the mission a success.

Sustainable Solid Liquid Recourse Management, Dumping Garbage and use of double coloured Dustbin, Job opportunities from SLRM for local people, managing polluted water bodies, Myths and Taboos related to Menstruation, Menstruation preparedness mechanism and disposal of menstrual waste were among the key topics discussed during the workshop by respective experts.

C Srinivasan, member Green India Tribunal, an expert on Solid Liquid Resource Management shared his model for sustainable SLRM programme where job opportunities will be created for local population while managing water pollution and introducing a concept of garbage and dustbin free state.

On this occasion,  Deane De Menezes, Founder, “Red is the new Green” an expert on Menstrual Hygiene Management discussed about myths and taboos related to menstruation and also shared mechanism for menstrual preparedness in schools, and defining objectives of Menstrual Hygiene Management  programme in rural areas of the state.

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  • Event to offer opportunity for exchange of best practices followed in field of Orthopedics”

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inaugurated 38th Annual Conference of North Zone Orthopedics Association at auditorium of GMC Jammu. The event is being organized by the Post Graduate department of Orthopedics GMC Jammu in collaboration with JKIOA from February 8-10, 2019. Principal GMC Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Secretary NZOA Dr Harpal Singh, HoD Orthopedics GMC Jammu Dr Anil Gupta, foreign delegates, faculty members and students were present on the occasion.

The theme of this annual conference cum workshop is ‘Solutions to Controversies’ is which will provide valuable insight into some pressing issues in Orthopedics. During this conference cum workshop, eminent faculty across the country and abroad would be delivering deliberations focusing on the theme. Foreign delegates from Israel, UK, Thailand and Indian delegates from various parts of the country are participating in the conference who will be sharing their expertise in the field of Orthopedics.

Addressing the medical fraternity, the Advisor said that sharing of knowledge is very important in today’s world and hopefully this conference would provide a platform to the participants to discuss the future developments, new practices in this field. He said that it is very important to know that what is happening in the world, what kind of new innovations are taking place especially in the medical world to get informed of them and use them while giving treatment to the patients.

I wish the conference all success and hope that it would surely offer an opportunity for exchange of best practices and latest techniques currently being followed in the field of Orthopedics, the Advisor said. The Advisor thanked the delegates especially who have come from other countries for participating and exchanging their ideas with other faculty members. He also held brief interaction with these delegates and discussed the advancement being made in the field of Orthopedics in the world. Later, he also interacted with the medical students pursuing their studies in GMC Jammu in different departments.

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SRINAGAR: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College-Hospital has established a helpline in the interest of providing relief to the patients in view of inclement weather conditions. As per an official communiqué issued by the office of Principal, the Hospital has kept two ambulances for ferrying critically-ill patients as and when required to any hospital within the municipal limits of Srinagar. The helpline numbers are 9622726147 (Dr Mudasir CMO), 9906853533(Shahid Transport Monitor 7006349353), and SKIMS MCH Exchange number 0194-2493297.