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Better health facilities should be provided to public: Health Minister Dr. Choudhary

Instructions issued in departmental review meeting

 

 

 

Public Health is a department which is associated with every citizen of the state, the development of the state is directly influenced by the health of the public, so better health facilities should be provided to the public. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhary said this in a review meeting of the departmental schemes. Minister Dr. Choudhary held a detailed discussion on the current status of Corona infection.

He said that the facilities being provided by the department to the Corona patients should be widely publicized. Common people must know about fever clinics. Immediate treatment should be provided by tracing the Corona infected at the primary stage.

Health Minister Dr. Choudhary said that the treatment and facilities being provided to the patients in dedicated Covid Centres must be monitored. Covid patients should be provided with better health facilities.He said that arrangement of psychologists should be made at Covid Centres so that they can connect patients with stress management, positive thinking and mental peace. Health Minister said that pulse oxymeter and temperature guns should also be made available to ASHA workers. Precautions must be strictly followed to avoid Corona infection.

Officials informed in the meeting that ICUs with 10 beds in each district hospital and 20 beds in all divisions will be ready by the end of this month. Tracing of primary stage Corona infected people was carried out through door-to-door surveys under the Kill Corona campaign. Fever clinics have been opened so that the primary symptoms of Corona can be detected immediately. In the past, 4 thousand 592 beds were available in the state, which have been increased to 7 thousand 293.

Children born at home should be vaccinated on priority

Minister Dr. Choudhary also conducted a detailed review of other serious health issues other than Corona. He said that the number of institutional deliveries have come down during the lockdown. Therefore, children born at home should be vaccinated on priority.

Control of vector borne diseases

Minister Dr. Choudhary said that the work of controlling vector borne diseases (due to mosquito bites) during rainy season should also be carried out seriously. To prevent diseases like malaria, dengue, spraying of pesticides, distribution of medicated mosquito nets, awareness campaigns should be launched on a large scale to prevent diseases.

Helpdesk should be set up in all district hospitals

The Health Minister instructed to set up help desks in all the district hospitals, so people do not have to wander around to seek information about availability of services for the common man.

He said that facilities of dialysis, CT scan, X-ray etc. should be made available to the common people in all district hospitals. Minister Dr. Choudhary reviewed National Rabies Control, Mukhyamantri Sushen Yojana, Ayushman Yojana, food given to patients, security, cleanliness in hospitals, biomedical waste, National Urban Health Mission and Health and Wellness Center etc. He said that I will hold a review meeting every Monday. All the works must be done promptly.

Additional Chief Secretary Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai, Secretary Shri Ashok Bhargava, Commissioner Shri Sanjay Goyal, Director of National Health Mission Smt. Chhavi Bhardwaj and other officials were present at the meeting.

 
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