Crescent Kashmir

Health infrastructure

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In order to provide better health to the people in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary recently reviewed the different schemes under NHM.

He enquired from the officers about the defunct machinery and poorly managed infrastructure in the hospitals of the UT. He made out that the Department should make a plan to repair all of such machines and upgrade the infrastructure to put it to optimal use for the benefit of the general public.

He asked for an instituting mechanism for screening all school going  children of J&K by the Department. He directed them to visit the far-off schools and Anganwadi Centres for the purpose. He directed the concerned to extend every support to children requiring any kind of medical assistance and popularize the same so that people come forward readily to screen their children at their early age.

He stressed on assessing all the health facilities of the UT right from the Sub-Centres on a set of parameters. He told them to repeat the exercise periodically and put the results in public domain so that people are able to see for themselves about the status of these health facilities besides giving them opportunity to make improvements.

He asked for creating awareness among people about the initiatives like e-Sanjeevani, e-sahaj and Tele-MANAS so that people are able to seek assistance, guidance, counseling and support through such IT and telecommunication tools from the comforts of their homes.

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