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BARAMULLA: Health Department Baramulla today organized a day-long district level sensitization workshop on Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) at Nursing School DH Baramulla here. District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, was the chief guest on the occasion. IDCF is a special fortnight campaign during which necessary information with regard to diarrhea is disseminated through workshops, seminars and other related activities. It is aimed at the adoption of necessary measures to control and eradicate the disease.

 

Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, officers from various departments including PHE, Rural Development, Municipality and Education besides doctors and paramedical staff of District Hospital Baramulla attended the workshop. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said the PHE department has a very important role and called on it to be proactive in ensuring only safe and hygienic drinking water is supplied to the people.

 

Lauding the Health department for organizing this programme, the DDC said such workshops are important for awareness and should be conducted at the block level too. He hailed the role of Asha and Anganwari workers and called on them to remain active and sensitize the common population, especially mothers, about the importance of cleanliness and its benefits. Naqash instructed the Education department to organize such programmes in various educational institutions to spread awareness among the students about the basic causes of diarrhea.

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SRINAGAR: In a rare and complicated surgery, Dr Mir Sammiullah at Star Hospital has successfully extricated an abdominal tumour from a 70 year-old man from Pulwama. “The tumour, weighing a whopping 8.4 kg, is the largest of its kind,” said Dr Samiullah head of gastrointestinal and laparascopic surgery at Star Hospital. The patient Ghulam Muhammad hailing from Pulwama district had been admitted with progressive swelling of his abdomen heaviness, constant fullness  and loss of appetite for the past three months.

 

“Upon examination, it was detected that he had abdominal mass. After a series of  investigations and CT scans of the abdomen, it was found that he had large retroperitoneal tumour involving colon mesentery and blood vessels .The marathon surgery was performed for six long hours and tumour successfully removed,” Mir told CNS adding that such large tumours are rare and a surgical challenge.  “There was a heavy blood loss and this required great team skill in pre-operative monitoring for success," he said. "I feel as if I am relieved of a large burden on my abdomen," said the patient now convalescing after the operation, notching good recovery. 

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  • Directs for speedy implementation of flagship schemes

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr Davinder Kumar Manyal today said that present Government is committed to provide better healthcare facilities to people at their doorsteps with emphasis on rural and remote areas. He said that the Centre has already raised the level of funding for the health sector in Jammu and Kashmir in cooperation with the State government, keeping in mind the objective of providing quality medical services and facilities to people living in the remote and small towns of the State.

 

The Minister was speaking while inaugurating an Ultrasound Unit at Primary Health Centre, Nud Samba. He directed officials from Health Department for mass awareness of various health care schemes so that people can avail maximum benefits. He also added that the various health care projects are under implementation in the State “Our Chief Minister is also committed in providing quality healthcare not only in primary but also in all secondary and tertiary hospitals.”

 

Later, the Minister also inaugurated Rashtriya Bal SwasthyaKarya Karam (RBSK) at Government Higher Secondary School, Nud. On the occasion, Minister said the main objective of the RBSK scheme is to provide health protection to the poor families from the financial liabilities arising out of health ailment that involve hospitalization and other expenses. He also called for immediate measures for the speedy implementation of various healthcare schemes to give succour to the poor people.

 

Mission Director, National Health Mission, NHM, Dr. Yashpal Sharma speaking on the occasion said that their department organised 22 camps under RBSK across the State. He also added that various teams of doctors were deputed time and again for a free checkup and free distribution of medicine. Director Family Welfare, Dr. Samir Mattoo, MD, NHM, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, CMO Samba, doctors, para-medical staff, students and the general public were present on the occasion.