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JAMMU: In first of its kind, IRP 3rd Battalion, in collaboration with J&K State Aids Control Society, today organized a screening camp on HIV, at Armed Police Complex, Parihaspora, Pattan. The camp started at 1030 hrs today in the morning, during the screening camp 150 police personnel were screened by the team which include police personnel from 3rd , 9th , 20th and 21st Battalions of IRP.

In the second phase similar camps are slated to be organized in near future in collaboration with J&K State AIDS Control Society, especially on 1st December, 2018 which is observed as World AIDS Day. The camp was supervised by Police Medical Officer of Joint MI Room, APC Parihaspora, under the overall supervision of Commandant IRP 3rd Bn. Shri Gh. Jeelani Wani.

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SRINAGAR: Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) in collaboration with Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Awantipora today conducted one day Basic Life Support & Skills (BLSS) training programme. The participants included IUST Faculty, Students, Non-Teaching Staff, Drivers & Security Guards. More than 100 participants took part in one day long basic life support skills training programme.

Rigorous simulation based mock drill was held wherein the trainees were made to simulate and priorities in handling basic trauma victims as a first responder. The training involved the basics of pre-hospital care being given by a first responder at the time of any eventuality. Various topics were included which ranged from managing bleeding conscious victim to Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in an unconscious victim without breathing.

The BLSS master trainers included Dr Arshad Rafi, Dr Ijtaba Shafi, Dr Sabeena Zargar, Mr Shafi Shah, Ms Nighat Bashir along with volunteers. Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr. Kunzes Dolma said that trauma emergencies can strike anytime anywhere and in most cases medical assistance is not immediately available. We need to generate bulk resource of first responders which shall help in providing a helping hand to the trauma victim in need during the times of emergencies and accidents till proper health services is availed.

She also said that till date the department has imparted Basic Life Support Skills to more than 10000 persons since its inception at Kashmir Skills & Simulation Centre (KSSC), RIHFW, Dhobiwan while as more than 2000 persons have been trained under BLSS outreach programme wherein schools, colleges, airport, police department, university officials/students etc. have been imparted this training.

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JAMMU: On the auspicious day of incarnation of Lord Dhanwantri, Government Ayurvedic Medical College today celebrated National Ayurveda Day with great enthusiasm, fervour and gaiety. The celebration commenced with lightening of traditional Lamp by Principal, Prof. Sunanda Raina followed by Hawan & Dhanvantari Vandana by BAMS students along with cultural items. Special prayer was conducted to seek the blessings of Lord Dhanwantari for well being of ailing humanity with his bounties of healthfulness.

While addressing the students, the Principal BAMS emphasized the importance of the role of Ayurveda in the society and impressed upon the students to put their maximum efforts to attain best knowledge of Ayurveda. She said that Ayurveda is gaining popularity at national as well as international level and it has been proved by adopting and celebrating International Day of Yoga every year in more than 140 countries. She further said that people are suffering from various life style disorders like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular problems, hyperactive disorder in children and Ayurveda is the only solution of all these problems.

She informed that previously this day was celebrated as Dhanwantri Jayanti but by acknowledging the importance of Ayurveda due to its Global resurgence & acceptance, Ministry of AYUSH, GoI, decided to observe Dhanvantari Jayanti as National Ayurveda Day since 2016.