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Health cards, insurance cover and generic medicines to be made available for the common people in Jammu and Kashmir are some of steps taken by the government to give the people some respite in the current times.

Recently Chief Secretary reviewed the functioning of the health department and asked the officials concerned to ensure the smooth functioning of Health Helpline Number –‘104’, the Health Department was asked to launch intensive IEC campaigns to educate people about the outreach facility, besides strengthening the ambulance fleet to reduce the response time in cases of medical emergencies.

He underscored the need to promote tele-consultations and periodic screening for non-communicable diseases for early detection and timely expert medical intervention in cases of serious/life-consuming diseases.

He enjoined upon the department to do comparative analysis with other States/UTs as regards the performance vis-a-vis the health indicators like NMR, IMR and MMR, besides taking measures to ascertain whether the desired outcomes under schemes like JSY, JSSK, SUMAN and PMSMA have been achieved.

J&K needs to be amongst the first five States/UTs on all health indicators as well as in regard to the implementation of NHM in the country.

The Chief Secretary directed the department to ascertain the number of first pregnancies in the UT in conjunction with the Health and Medical Education department so that all such women are targeted under the Scheme.

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