|  Sh.Satya Pal Malik
Hon'ble Governor, J&K
| Sh. K Vijay Kumar
Advisor to Hon'ble Governor, J&K
| Mr. Atul Dulloo, IAS
Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education
|  Dr. Samir Mattoo
Director Health Service, Jammu
WORLD STROKE DAY 2018 celebrated at District Hospital Rajouri.
On this ocassion, a separate room was established in the hospital for thrombolysing stroke patients during golden hours. The consultant medicine, physiotherapists and staff of NCD sensitized the people about the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of the ailment. .
Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Rajouri briefed about the importance of celebrating the day. He further added that October 29 is observed as World Stroke Day. The theme for World Stroke Day 2018 is #UpAgainAfterStroke: Support for life after stroke. This year, the theme focuses on offering support to stroke survivors and raising awareness about basic needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers. This is required in order to provide the best possible quality of life to stroke survivors. Stroke, which is also referred to as a brain attack, occurs when the blood flow to the brain stops. A person suffering from a stroke needs to be dealt with by taking quick and timely action. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it is important to get emergency help within an hour of a stroke attack in order to prevent long-term disability or death from the condition. In order to take timely action, it is important to be aware of the warning signs of stroke. Everyone must be aware of these! Symptoms of stroke happen so suddenly that most of the times there isn't enough room left for a warning. But one can recognize the common symptoms of stroke with the help of the formula called "FAST". It is an abbreviation of the following:
F for drooping Face: The moment you notice a droop or an uneven smile on the person's face, it is a warning sign of stroke. Severe headache that comes for no reason can be warning sign of a stroke A for numb Arms: If a person feels numbness or a little weakness in the arms, it is most likely a warning sign of stroke. In case you feel unsure of the warning sign, ask the person to raise his/her arms. If the arms drop down or aren't steady when raised, it is a warning sign of stroke. S for difficulty in Speech: If a person finds it difficult in speech, it is a warning sign of stroke. Slurring speech can be a sign that a person is having a stroke. T stands for Time: If a person is having any of the above symptoms or all of them, you need to act immediately and take necessary steps like call your doctor and for an ambulance. Some other symptoms of stroke include troubles in vision in both eyes, numbness in limbs on one side of the body, unexplained fatigue, experiencing difficulty while walking, feeling confused or finding trouble in understanding other people, trouble in seeing with one or both eyes, severe headache that comes for no reason, and dizziness.
This World Stroke Day, let's work towards spreading awareness about the common stroke symptoms so that you can take timely action against them and enable a stroke survivor to live a healthy life.
The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.
The National Nutrition Week is observed w.e.f 1st to 7th September throughout the country. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is "Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health". The basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Child born underweight have impaired immune function and increased risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases in their later life. Malnourished children tend to have lower IQ and impaired cognitive ability, thus affecting their school performance and then productivity in their later life.
Malnutrition is not to be viewed merely as an offshoot of poverty having adverse effects on health and development of individuals but as a national problem that results in loss of productivity and economic backwardness. Time has come to create a moment so as to improve nutrition at the individual level. Thus, series of convergent and well coordinated actions in different sectors are required to be undertaken in the mission mode approach to address this big network problem of malnutrition.