Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara observation ceremony kicks off
‘Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara’ which will be observed for a fortnight was inaugurated today at conference hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Porompat,in programme organised by state Health Agency, Manipur and National Health Mission, Manipur in collaboration with directorate of Health Services.
The programme was commenced with a walkathon which was flagged off by minister of Health and Family Welfare, L. Jayantakumar Singh from Kangla Gate to JNIMS. The observation ceremony will continue till September 30.
Jayantakumar who also attended the formal function as chief guest said that the people are always concerned of their physical well-being from birth till death. Keeping that in view, the state government is conducting free health camp, free diagnostics and also launched various health schemes.
“But it is of no use unless the people are not aware about it. Therefore, those who are working in health sector should try to impart information of health related service taken up by government as much as they can,” he added.
He continued that though collective efforts are required from all walks of life in order to keep the society healthy, the role of physician stays as the most important one. “It is the profession that requires a lot of dedication as the sacrificial spirit to save one’s life largely depends on the hands of the physician. So, every doctor should treat every patient equally irrespective of caste, creed, colour etc.” he advised.
He also appealed to health professionals to treat every patient equally with love and care.
Other dignitaries who attended the function are chief executive officer, State Health Agency, Ravinder Singh and director, Health and Family Welfare Services, Dr. K. Rajo Singh as guest of honour and president respectively.
Meanwhile, the ‘Ayushman Bharat thakhai palan’ or ‘Ayushman Bharat fortnight observation’ was also launched for Thoubal district today.
In regard to the start of the observation, staff of District Health Society (DHS), Thoubal, organised an awareness rally which commenced from the DC Complex located at Thoubal Athokpam and ended at the office of CMO, Thoubal located at Thoubal Wangma Taba.
The rally was flagged off by DC of Thoubal, Nongmaithem Bandana in the presence of ADM Thoubal, N. Radhakanta; additional SP (ops), Thoubal, Sachidananda Soibam and SDPO, Thoubal, James Konsam. It witnessed the participation of CMO Thoubal, Dr. N. Jayentakumar; medical superintendent of District Hospital Thoubal, Dr. Ch. Memcha; and programme manager, DHS-Thoubal, Ch. Basanta along with other staff.
Speaking on the occasion, Nongmaithem Bandana said that “Ayushman Bharat” scheme was initiated by the Indian government in 2018 with the objective of bringing a change in the health and medical sector by initiating “health and wellness centres” scheme. “While mentioning that the schemes have reached a year; however, awareness about the schemes is lacking,” she said while also mentioning that ‘Chief Minister gi Haksel gi Tengbang’ (CMHT) is almost the same as the schemes. “The Ayushman Bharat fortnight is being organised in order to make the public aware and get them registered so that they can avail the benefits,” the DC continued adding that awareness drives for people to provide cards of both schemes will be conducted during the observation fortnight which will end September 30.
While mentioning the low figures of people possessing CMHT and Ayushman Bharat cards in the district, Nongmaithem Bandana further made a public appeal for people to avail the benefits of the schemes.
Meanwhile, 15 Primary Health Sub Centres were designated as Health and Wellness centres today; and patients have started availing benefits from the centres.
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