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  Hon'ble Governor, J&K
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  Dr. Samir Mattoo
  Director Health Service, Jammu



Under overall supervision of CMO Udhampur and BMO Tikri, Shri Amaranth ji Yatra duties at different points of block Tikri

Under overall supervision of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr. K C Dogra and Block Medical Officer Basantgarh Dr. Yasar, an eye camp was organized at PHC Latti on 13-07-2019, for screening of cataract and other ophthalmic ailments in coordination with Rotary Club Udhampur. Around 50 cases will be taken up for cataract surgery out of about 150 patients screened ( under National Programme for Control of Blindness). Ayushman Bharat Gold Cards were also distrubuted.

World population day (11-07-2019) observed in various districts of Jammu division

5 days workshop for primary care doctors of District Udhampur Under National Mental Health Programme inaugurated by CMO Udhampur Dr K C Dogra on 09-07-2019 at District Hospital Udhampur under the supervision of Nodal Officer DMHP Udhampur Dr Anil Saloch /BMO Panchari ..... 21 medical officers from the different blocks of District Udhampur are the participants of said workshop who are to be trained in identifying and treating common mental health disorder at primary care setting......

Ten days refresher training of ASHAs under (NIOS)....Three batches be started today on 08-07-2019 at ANMT/DTS DH Udhampur....under the chairmanship of CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra in which MS Dr.Vijay Basnotra,DHO Dr.JanakRaj Dr.Aditya Chopra,Dr.Priya Gupta,Dr Ronak Sharma and DRPs were present in the inaugural function.....

Today 05 Days training of HBYC Batch 01 started at Block Gool, District Ramban.

5-days HBYC training of ASHAs & ASHA facilitators of Block Nowshera, Kandi, Kalakote & Darhal was Inaugurated today on 08/07/19 under the Chairmanship of (Dr Sunil Sharma) Chief Medical Officer Rajouri. Dy CMO, DIO & all DRPs were present in inaugural session

A monthly review meeting regarding Performance of RNTCP was held today on 6.7.2019 in the office of DHS Jammu,under the chairmanship of DHS Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo,in the presence of DD(HQ),AD HEB,STO Jammu,DTOs of all Distt.,TOs of all Distt. STO Jammu and DTOs of all Distt. gave in detail the performance report of their respective districts.The present position of validation and opening of bank accounts,CBNAAT testing,HIV test,availability of HIV kits,supervisory vehicles,shortage of manpower,Digital X-ray availability,Active Case finding reports was discussed in the meeting.STO Jammu instructed all DTOs to take initiative to bring better results,CBNAAT testing for all +ve cases,Nikshay payment to be 100%,TB forum to be completed and demand for Digital X-ray installation in Distt where not yet installed. DHS Jammu directed STO Jammu and all DTOs to complete the validation to 100% within 10 days time and to improve their respective Distt.performance at the earliest.

A meeting regarding review of Progress of establishment of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the state was held today on 4.7.2019 in the conference hall of DHS Jammu,under the chairmanship of DHS Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo,in the presence of State Drug Controller,Mrs.Lotika Khajuria,State Nodal officer Drug and Food Control J&K,DD Dentistry,AD Planning Samba,CMOs/M.S,BMOs of Jammu Division.DHS Jammu was briefed by CMOs/M.S regarding status concerning establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras in their respective districts. Drug Controller J&K assured DHS that once papers are submitted for licensing,the officer from Drug Controller Office shall visit within two days and complete process at the earliest.DHS directed all CMOs/MS &BMOs present in the meeting to complete the process of engagement of Pharmacist,Infrastructure installation within fifteen days.

Deputy Director (Schemes) Dr. Tasneema Banoo inspected nursing homes/Diagnostic centres( Treatwell & Oscar Diagnostic centres, Opposite Science College & Bakshi Nagar & Help Rehabilitation Center, Roopnagar on 29th June ,2019 in Jammu District along with Assistant Director HEB ,MS Sarwal Hospital,Physician Sarwal Hospital, Anaesthetist DHS and Sr. Asstt.Rampaul. DD (Schemes) directed to fulfill the norms as per guidelines

Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo was present at the flagging off ceremony of the first batch of yatris of Shri Amarnath ji Yatra from Yatri Niwas at 4:00 am today on 30/06/2019 along with CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan and MO Stores Dr Sanjay Sharma

On 29.6.2019 Dr. Samir Mattoo, Director Health Services , Jammu along with Dr. Danish Khan, Chief Medical Officer, Jammu inspected Medical Care facilities established at different places in Jammu District,in view of Shri Amarnathji Yatra

International day against Drug Abuse & illicit trafficking (26th,June 2019) observed in various districts across Jammu Division.

State Inspection & Monitoring team comprising of Dr Sanjeev Puri & Dr Asmat Jan inspected Health and Wellness Centres of Blocks Bhaderwah & Thathri in Doda district and Block Kishtwar in Kishtwar district namely Nalthi, Satringal, Bheja, Chakka, Dranga, Drudu, Cherhar, Poochal, Berabhata, Keeru, Dool, Khellani, Berruru, Bhalla, Malanoo (Doda) and Cherhar, Poochal, Berabhata, Keeru, Dool, Suzna, Filler, Galigarh, Sarthal, Drabshalla (Kishtwar) from 20/06 to 24/06/2019. Concerned BMOs were directed to complete repairs and renovation with branding in all the centres.

A meeting of the Divisional Appropriate Authority under the Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1997 & Amendment Act 2018 was held today on 26.6.2019 in Directorate of Health Services Jammu under the chairmanship of DHS Jammu,Dr.Samir Mattoo in the presence of Professor and HOD of Surgery GMC,Jammu,Dr.Naseeb C. Digra and Professor and HOD Medicine GMC Jammu,Dr.Anil Kumar Sharma,AD Schemes/HEB,Addl.Secretary Law DHS Jammu.A Power Point Presentation was given by AD Schemes Dr.Sanjeev Puri. Agenda discussed was Constitution of Advisory Committee,Brain Death Certification & Panel of Experts,Authorisation Committee issues, Transplant Coordinator, State Human Organs and Tissues Removal/Registry, Constitution of Expert Tissue specific Committee, Applications received for registration. It was proposed to take up issue of Advisory Committee & Tissue Specific Expert Committee with the Administrative Department.

One day training workshop on Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) for Block Medical Officers and Incharge Medical Officers of Jammu Urban was organised by office of Chief Medical Officer Jammu at Hotel Radisson Blu on 22-06-2019. Microaction plan of modalities to be used during 14 days of LCDC was deliberated in detail.Activities to be started wef 1st July to 14th July 2019.Dr.Samir Mattoo , Director Health Services Jammu was the Chief Guest.Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr.Danish Ayub Khan along with other participants ZLO DHS,SMO WHO, Dy.CMO,DHO,Block Medical Officers (All Blocks) and Incharge Medical Officers of Jammu Urban attended the workshop.Special emphasis was given on operational preparedness and adherence of timelines,roles and responsibilities of each member of team was explained in detail. Aim of this workshop was to detect the hidden cases of Leprosy,if any to be detected and treated at the earliest to bring elimination of Leprosy to desired level.

On 20.6.2019 Dr. Samir Mattoo, Director Health Services Jammu along with Dr. Danish Ayub Khan CMO Jammu visited the newly upgraded Health and Wellness Centre Shashtri Nagar and gave instructions for installation of automated Lab. Services & installation of Ultrasound facility in the center .

On 15-06-2019 *UNITED NATION WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY AWARENESS* PROGRAMME was Observed at Chowgan Ground Kishtwar, where District Health Society Kishtwar established a free checkup Camp/Stall under the supervision of Dr. A.M.Malik (vice chairman District Health Society Kishtwar),Dr. M.Y.Mir (Dy.C.M.O Kishtwar) in which free checkup was conducted and free medicines were distributed to about 250 patients.

World Blood Donor's day observed on 14-06-2019 in all blocks of District Udhampur. An interactive session was also held on the subject.

Today on 14 06 2019 , a mega camp on " Ageing With Dignity" was held in Reasi organised by Chief Medical Officer Reasi Dr Parminder Singh in Collaboration with District Legal Services Authority Reasi. In the camp free medicines were distributed to all elderly group and free Lab tests were also conducted besides ENT , Eye and Medicine services were provided to the elderly group. District Session Judge Reasi presided over the camp.

Today on 14-06-2019, World Blood Donation day observed at DH Ramban. Ten volunteers of NATION FIRST NGO donated blood in presence of CMO, DyCMO, Medical Supdtt Ramban and Neeraj Chib( Nation First)

On 12.06.2019 Dr. Samir Mattoo ,Director Health Services Jammu, inspected Govt. Hospital Sarwal, CHC Kotbhalwal and UPHC Roopnagar. He was accompanied by Assistant Director (Schemes) Health Services Jammu & Nodal Officer, National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB Cell ) Jammu. He was satisfied with the overall working of the institutions.

On 08 June 2019 Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo visited Udhampur district accompanied by Assistant Director Schemes Dr Sanjeev Puri, CMO Udhampur, Dr KC Dogra and BMO Tikri, Dr Sameer Koul. He inspected GNM School building and gave necessary instructions to the Executive Engineer, J&K Police Housing Corporation. He also inspected Health and Wellness Centres at Garhi and Hartaryan in Block Tlkri.

A Provincial Review meeting of RNTCP of Jammu province 08 June 2019 which was jointly chaired by Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Sameer Mattoo and Mr. Bhupinder Kumar IAS , MD NHM J&K at PWD Guest House , Jammu . Provincial presentation was given by STO Jammu , Dr. Sanjay Turki and District Presentations were given by all DTOs encompassing all the physical and financial parameters of the programme from Jan 19 to May 19 . An indepth and incisive assessment of functioning of the programme was done by MD NHM J&K and DHS Jammu . The meeting was also attended by Dr. ADS Manhas , Prog Manager , NHM , Dr. Harjeet , DNO NHM , Dr. Tasnim Syed , and Dr. Sanjay Arora , WHO Consultants . All DTOs and field staff ( DEOs , STS , STLS ) of whole Jammu province attended the review meeting . Directions were issued to concerned , on spot along with deadlines for filling in the gaps in performance . The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair .

A meeting was held at Directorate of Health Services Jammu regarding requirement and supply of Drugs,Machinery Equipment and Disposables in the Health Care Facilities of Jammu division with Managing Director,JKMSCL on 7.6.2019 at 2pm. Director Health Services Jammu stressed the urgency in requirement of Medicines,IV fluids,Disposables etc. in the interest of patient care. MD assured early supply of already procured logistics.Regarding non supply of equipment whose invoices/funds have already been submitted to JKMSCL,it was decided that the Nodal officers of DHS and JKMSCL shall reconcile such list for JKMSCL to take necessary action.

A joint Review Meeting by Chief Engineer and Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo was held today on 1.6.2019 at 1.00 p.m in the Meeting hall of the Chief Engineer office to discuss the progress and bottleneck of works of Health department,in the presence of all Supdt.Engineers,Executive Engineer,Deputy Director PWD,DD Planning.All the Project's of Schemes,PMDP,CAPEX,BADP,NABARD were discussed in the meeting.It was emphasized upon timely completion of PMDP,UC of NABARD and various land issues in the meeting by DHS Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo.

World No Tobacco Day(31st May,2019) observed in various districts of Jammu Division.

First District level coordination committe meeting under National Tobacco Control programme was held under the chairmanship if DC Jammu on 28th May .Decisions were taken to declare all govt offices and educational intitutions tobacco free .enforcement squads were constituted to enforce the provisions of COTPA 2003 .presentations on the NTCP and COTPA 2003 were given by Divisional Nodal Officer and CMO Jammu spoke in length about the roles and responsibilities of the DLCC members

Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight Campaign ( 28th May ,2019 to 9th June,2019) being observed in various districts across Jammu Division.

On 25-05-2019 worthy Director Health Services Dr. Sameer Mattoo visited Health & wellness centre kanga District Ramban.

Worthy DHS Jammu Dr.Sameer Mattoo paid a surprise visit at DH Udhampur today on 22-05-2019 along with team of officers from Directorate office. CMO udhampur Dr.K.C.Dogra, Dr Vijay Basnotra MS DH Udhampur, Dr. Vijay Raina Dy.MS accompanied him during his round of different sections of the hospital including Emergency section, Skill lab etc......Worthy DHS Jammu also visited CMO office Udhampur.

Today on 22.05.2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo attended Review meeting of Health Services of Distt.Udhampur under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner jammu Sh.SanjeevVerma in the conferance hall DC office udhampur. Dy.Director Dentistary Dr Girish Gupta,CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C.Dogra,Dr Ravinder were also present in the meeting.

Today on 17.05.2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo along with CMO Jammu paid a visit to RS Pura to inspect the newly constructed building of the CHC and gave instructions to the BMO RS Pura to expedite the finishing touch to the building to get it operational . He also paid a surprise visit to UHC Digiana and UPHC Shashtrinagar

Awareness Drive about Dengue on National Dengue Day observed on 16th May, 2019 by State Malariologist ,DHS Complex, Jammu in association with Model Academy School (MIER), B.C Road, Jammu. Students & Teachers were sensitized about causes of Dengue & Its prevention. Students also spoke in detail about the causes and prevention of the disease. The department presented trophies to the students.

On 14.5.2019 DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo visited District Rajouri & had a detailed meeting with DC Rajouri Mr. Mohammad Aijaz regarding Health issues of District Hospital Rajouri. All the modalities regarding better emergency services at District Hospital & successful setting up of Jan Aushadhi Centres at District Hospital were discussed. DC Rajouri was also briefed about Health and Wellness centres and their significance.

Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo visited Kashmir Skill and Simulation Centre, Dhobiwan, Srinagar and had a round of the facilities being provided for various trainings along with Principal Dr Arshad Rafi & staff, so as to create similar facility in Jammu. He was accompanied by Dr Girish Chander,Dy Director, Dentistry, Dr Sanjeev Puri, Assistant Director Schemes, Dr M P Singh & Dr Naveen Bhutiyal, Nodal Officers.

Today on 9.5.2019 a meeting regarding Operationalization of Health and Wellness centers under Ayushman Bharat of Districts of Jammu,Kathua,Samba and Udhampur was chaired by Director Health Services Jammu,Dr.Samir Mattoo,in the presence of DD,HQ,Dr.Renu Sharma,State Malariologist,Dr.Saki Mohammed,DD Dentistry,Dr.Girish Gupta,AD Schemes,Dr.Sanjeev Puri,AD HEB,Dr.Sharda Parihar,CMO Jammu,Dr.Danish Ayub Khan,CMO Kathua Dr.Ashok Chowdhary,CMO Samba,Dr.Rajinder Samyal,CMO Udhampur,Dr.K.C.Dogra,. BMOs from concerned distts.,Dr.Sunita Verma,Dental Surgeon,HEB,Dr.Naveen Butyal,Dental Surgeon.A Power Point Presentation regarding Health and Wellness centers was presented by AD Schemes and concerned CMOs.DHS directed CMOs to expedite the process of repair and branding of all HWCs and make them functional as early as possible.

Dated 07-05-2019: Visit of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo in District Reasi for a review of ASHA Programme, checking of DTS, Preparations for NIOS and review of DH for status of Kayakalap and NQAS for the purpose of implementation in time bound manner.

Today on 04-05-2019 District Legal Service Authority Udhampur and Ramban organised medical camp at District Jail Udhampur in collaboration with the health department under the supervision of CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra in which 93 jail inmates checked .The team of doctors comprises DTO Udhampur,Surgeon, gynaecologist, ENT specialist, dental surgeon, skin specialist, eyes technician,etc....

Zonal leprosy office Directorate of Health services jammu conducted the quarterly review meeting under NLEP on 3rd may 2019 at DHS conference hall in presence of Dr Sanjeev Puri Astt.director schemes.District health officers along with concerned leprosy staff from different districts of jammu division actively participated in this review meeting. Detailed discussion was held regarding physical and financial achievements and difficulties being faced by the staff. Stress was also laid on improving the health care objectives under National leprosy eradication programme

Basic Life Sport training/orientation provided to ASHAs,AWWs Health Workers other staff and general public by Dr.Vikram Sharma under the supervision of BMO Panchari Dr.Anil Saloch today on 03-05-2019 at PHC Panchari .......1ASHAs=23 2.AWWs = 72 3.Staff Members =24 Local Public/Sarpanch/Panch =19 Total 138

Under Nasha Mukti Abhiyan (Observance of Drug De Addiction week),,, with the directions of CMO Udhampur Dr KC Dogra...the awareness provided to general public by Health workers/doctors of all the Blocks of District Udhampur at village level,AWCs and school level today on 02/05/2019....

On 3rd May 2019 One Day Workshop of CMOs,Medical Superintendents,Dy CMOs,BMOs,Gyanecoligsts,MOs,DPMs,DM&EOs, Staff Nurses of District Ramban,Kishtwar & Doda on New Initative of Maternal And Child Health held at Hill View Hotel,Batote District Ramban under the supervision of Dr Saif Ud Din Khan CMO Ramban. The resource person from SHS J&K Dr. Mushtaq Dar, Dr. Youns Mushtaq, Dr. Arshid Nazir gave brief PPT on New Initative of Maternal And Child Health.

Awareness camps were organised under National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP) during the month of April 2019 at Govt. Girls High School Janipur & SDH Nagriparole wherein Students, Teachers & ASHAs were given awareness on Iodine Deficiency Disorders & its prevention by simply utilizing iodized salt.

Under Nasha Mukti Abiyan (Observance of Drug De-addiction Week), with the direction of worthy CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra awareness function is organised today on 01-05-2019 in the conference hall ANMT School District Hospital Udhampur. The awareness function is inaugurated by CMO Udhampur in the presence of MS DHU Dr.Vijay Basnotra, Dy.CMO Dr.Santosh Sharma, DHO Dr.Janak Raj, other doctors, ANMT School Staff were present. In the said function the students of ANMT School present a skit and debate on the topic. The Nodal Officer Dr.Anil Saloch DMHP Udhampur provided orientation regarding ill effect from drug abuse and prevention about addiction.

Various awareness sessions/programs organised under Nasha Mukti Abhiyan in different health institutions of District Udhampur today on 30/04/2019 under the supervision of CMO Udhampur Dr KC Dogra.

Drug Deaddiction week celebrations by Health department under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr K C Dogra for day1 on 29-4-2019 in which all Medical Blocks (Chenani, Ramnagar, Basantgarh, Majalta, Tikri, Panchari) delivered awareness lectures by Block Medical officers and In charge of Health Institutions in various schools, to general public as well as to staff of health institutions of respective Blocks

Towards the endeavor of DHS Jammu in making specialist Medical services available to people dwelling in remote areas , a Multi Speciality Mobile Camp was organized by CMO Jammu at Chibba , Nagrota , Block Dansal . Specialists of Obs/Gynea Dr Anjana Koul , Ophthamology Dr Payal Gupta and Medicine Dr Pankaj Singh examined a large number of patients and basic laboratory tests were conducted for them . Free medicines were also made available for these patients . DHS Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo graced the occasion along with BMO Dansal , Nodal Officer NBCP , MO Mobile Unit , MO PHC Chibba and other officials of Health Department .

Mobile Medical Camp at Malik Pura Block Gandoh (Doda) on 27.4.2019.

On the occasion of World Malaria Day on 25 April, 2019 , a rath yatra was flagged off by the worthy Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Samir Mattoo. The rath yatra was organized by the office of the State Malariologist. J&K State,Jammu under Nation Vector Borne Disease ControlProgramme. The theme for this year's WMD is "Zero Malaria Starts With Me". The aim of the rath yatra is to impart awareness regarding prevention, control and elimination of Malaria from the state The rath yatra started from Directorate of Health Services, Near MLA hostel, Jammu and covered prominent places of Jammu urban area. IEC material like Leafles were disseminated by the staff members deputed with the yatra. The vehicle for yatra is fitted with a loud speaker and banners for the propagation of preventive measures for control and elimination of malaria. On the occasion Dr. Renu Sharma, Dy. Director Health Services (HO), Jammu Dr. Syed Tasneema Banoo, Dy. Director Health Services (Schemes), Jammu, Dr Sanjeev Puri, Assistant Director Health Services (Schemes), Jammu along with other dignitaries were present on the occasion. After flagging off ceremony of rath yatra Dr. Samir Mattoo, Director Health Services, Jammu addressed the gathering and highlighted the achievements made by the state regarding control malaria and decreasing trends of malaria especially Plasmodium Falciparum cases. Dr. Sakhi Mohd, State Programme Officer J&K also informed about the preparedness activities for the control of malaria and stressed that with coordinated efforts from all stake holders, shall pave the way towards elimination of malaria with newer tools and windows of opportunities.

Mobile Medical Camp at village Sherana Shiva Block Ghat (District Doda) on 23.4.2019.

Today on 10.04.2019 Hon,ble Advisor to Governor Sh.k.vijay Kumar visited district hospital Udhampur along with worthy principal secretary health Sh.Atul Duloo and inspected the Emergency ,Dialysis section and SNCU of district hospital and had an interctive session with the doctors of the hospital.Chief medical officer Udhampur Dr.K.C.Dogra and medical superintendent Dr.VIjay K.Basnotra briefed the hon,ble advisor about the upgoing NQAS and kayakalp activities along with various services provided by the hospital. Dy.MS Dr.Vijay Raina presented a powerpoint presentation of all the workdone and achievments of the hospital........Demand projecting to Hon'ble Advisor Additional MCH ward, Eco-cardiography machine Endoscope for gastroenterology .Manifolds gas pipeline etc. Hon,ble Advisor was very much pleased with the performance of the hospital and encouraged the staff for their good work.

Today on 9/4/2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo visited CHC Bishnah in Distt.Jammu. He inspected the old and new hospital buildings and took stock of the functioning of the hospitals.He also visited the newly identified Health and Wellness Centre at Laswana and Saidgarh. He was accompanied by AD Schemes Dr Sanjeev Puri, Dr MP Singh,WHO Consultant Dr Ravinder Paul Singh and BMO Bishnah Dr Rakesh Magotra.

Today on 8/4/2019 meeting regarding Physical/Financial progress of various components of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu was held under the chairmanship of worthy Principal Secretary to Govt. Health and Education Department Sh.Atal Dulloo(IAS) at Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar, Jammu in the presence of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization Jammu Kashmir Dr Arun Sharma,DirectorFinanceMr.Mohd Rafiq, Joint Director Planning Mr Madan Lal Bhagat,Dy.Director(H.Q) Dr. Renu Sharma, Dy. Director (schemes) Dr .Tasneema Banoo, State Malariologist, Dy. Director Dentistry,Dy.Director Planning,M.S Govt Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu Dr Chander Parkash, AD Schemes, AD HEB, CMO's from all the districts of Jammu Division, Programme officers /Nodal officers of NHM /Schemes and all officers from Directorate of Health Services Jammu. D.D Planning and Programme officers /Nodal officers gave power point presentation. Major Components /Schemes were discussed with Principal Secretary by all concerned officers and stress was laid upon to raise the physical achievements, timely proper utilization of funds, filling up of vacant posts at the earliest. He was apprised by all the CMO's and Nodal officers about their issues /shortcomings regarding shortage of Doctors /Manpower and non availability of vehicles. The meeting ended with thanks giving by the Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo with the assurance to resolve various limitations in the schemes alongwith improvement in their progress.

Today on 06.04.2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo,visited Sub centre Patnitop and NTPHC Kud.He was accompanied by CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C.Dogra BMO Chenani Dr.Mohd.Yaseen. He discussed with CMO Udhampur to upgrade sub centre Patnitop to NTPHC. He also inspected newly constructed building of NTPHC Kud.He gave directions to CMO Udhampur to shift from rented building to new Govt.building and upgrade it to Health and Wellness centre He assured to provide funds for equipments. DHS Jammu also visited GNM school Baili,Udhampur.He inspected the ongoing construction work of the school and gave directions to the construction agency to look into proper ventilation of rooms and also to improve the width of the stairs and to complete work at the earliest so that Gnm school can be started.

A multi speciality Medical Camp was organized today at PHC Purmandal, District Samba in collaboration with an NGO "Paigamein insanyat foundation". The Camp was inaugurated by Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir mattu in the presence of CMO Samba Dr.Rajinder Samyal, BMO purmandal Dr.Mehboob Khan,members of NGO, Doctors & other staff members.Free medical services of Eye, ENT, Gynaecology,Medicine & Orthopedics are being provided in the camp.Later on worthy DHS visited HWCs; Utter behni, Gura slathia, Raya & Bari khud.

On 02.04.2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo visited CHC Katra. He was accompanied by Assistant Director Schemes Dr.Sanjeev Puri. The Director took round of all sections of the hospital.He also took stock of the facilities being provided to the patient.He was satisfied with the cleanliness and work of the hospital. The Director also inspected the ongoing construction work of the Residential block of the Hospital and issued necessary instructions to the BMO Katra Dr.Gopal Dutt.

On 29.3.2019 Director Health services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo visited CHC Marh and Health and Wellness centers Jaswan and Dub Karamdin in Block Marh.He was accompanied by Assistant director Schemes Dr.Sanjeev Puri,CMO Jammu Dr.Danish Ayub Khan and BMO Marh Dr.Harbaksh Singh.Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo took round of all sections of the hospital.He also took stock of the availability of medical supplies of the hospital.He was satisfied with the cleanliness and work of the hospital.Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo also inspected the ongoing renovation work of the Health and Wellness centers Jaswan and Dub Karamdin and instructed BMO Marh for early completion of the Health and Wellness centers.

Today on 26th March 2019,World T.B day was observed at Chest Disease Hospital, DTC, Bakshinagar Jammu. Theme of the year 2019 is It's Time to end T. B. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo was chief guest. Other dignitaries present at the function were Deputy director Schemes Dr. Tasneema Banoo, Assistant director schemes Dr. Sanjeev Puri , AD HEB, State Epidemiologist, CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan, All officers/officials of C.DHospital and DTC Jammu, All BMOs with concerned staff of Jammu, HOD Community medicine, MO RNTCP ASCOMS and DTO Samba, Representatives from NGO St. Joseph Hospital Smailpur Bari Brahmana.Flagging of ACSM van fitted with Mike and speaker was done by DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo. Function was started with SaraswatiBandana and welcome address by Dr. Aruna Verma . DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo and CMO Jammu Dr.Danish Ayub Khan spoke on the occasion and briefed about present status of the disease and stressed upon the eradication of disease by 2025 in the country. Momentoes were also presented to DHS Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo, DDSchemes, AD Schemes, CMO Jammu, M.S and HOD of chest disease Hospital. Tuberculosis Unit Akhnoor was judged the best and honored. Best DOT Providers /Workers were also given certificate of appreciation and momentoes. DD SchemesDr. Tasneema Banoo gave fruit baskets to cured/under treatment patients. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Aruna Verma.

Today on 24.3.2019 World T.B day was observed at St. Joseph Hospital, Smailpur Bari Brahmna, Jammu wherein Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department J&K Sh. Atal Dulloo along with Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo were invited as chief guest & guest of honour respectively. Mission Director NHM, Sh.Bhupinder Kumar was Special guest on the occasion. A Mobile van with public addressal system was flagged off by the dignitaries from the venue for spreading awareness regarding T.B & it's cure among public. T.B patients under treatment & DOT providers/workers were felcitated by the chief guest. While addressing the gathering Dr Samir Mattoo DHS Jammu stressed upon complete eradication of the disease by 2025 in the country. Vote of thanks was given by STO Jammu, Dr Sanjay Turki.

On 23-03-2019 a review meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo in presence of Director, Family Welfare,MCH & Immunization J&K, Dr. Arun Sharma, Dy. Director (Schemes), State Malariologist, Dy Director Dentistry Dy Director (Planning). Asstt, Director (Schemes/HEB), All Chief Medical Officers of Jammu Division along with Programme Officers/Nodal Officers of DHS office Jammu. Issue of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana was discussed in detail in presence of State Coordinator Mrs. Rifat Nazir. The Chair directed all CMOs of Jammu Division to identify space for these Centres at respective District Hospitals. Action Taken Report on the decisions of 19.12.2018 State Health Society Meeting was discussed in detail in presence of Dr. Harjeet Rai, Nodal Officer,NHM and CMOs were asked to submit regular updates of status regarding JSY MDR,PMSMA PMNDP.SNCU, NRC, NOAS Kayakalp, Mera Aspataal, VHND,VHSNC, Health & Wellness Centres. Director Family Welfare requested all CMOs for early submission of pending USC of GIA/funds Director Health Services stressed upon all CMOs to coordinate with Nodal Officers of Directorate and NHM regarding issues in the various schemes.

On 20.3.2019 National Deworming Day observed in Ramban,Doda,Poonch & Kishtwar districts of Jammu Division.

World Oral Health Day (20.3.2019) celebrated in various districts of Jammu Division.

World Glaucoma week observed w.e.f 10.3.2019 to 16.3.2019 in various districts of Jammu Division .

POSHAN Pakhwada (8.3.2019 to 22.3.2019) being observed in various districts of Jammu Division.

Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Mr. Atal Dulloo along with Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo inaugurated Palliative Care Centre at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu.The centre will provide services to those suffering from cancer,liver diseases,HIV /AIDS, dementia & end stage renel cancer On 12.3.2019.

Tobacco Cessation Centre(TCC) under National Tobacco Control Programme is functional at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. .It is located in OPD building of the Hospital. The TCC services are available every Saturday through a trained Counselor and Psychiatrist .Drugs have been made available to help people in their efforts to quit tobacco.

Worthy Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Mr Atul Dulloo paid surprise visit to Urban Primary Health Centres Talab Tillo, Subash Nagar, Janipur and Sarwal Hospital and evaluated the manpower, infrastructure and the basic services being rendered by these centres to the general public. He was accompanied by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo, MD NHM Mr Bhupinder Kumar IAS, CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan, Assistant Director Schemes Dr Sanjeev Puri and other officials of the health department. Principal secretary gave orders for rationalisation of the human resource and strengthening of these urban health centres by providing latest diagnostic equipments and essential medicines.

Under National Tobacco Control Programme a campaign was observed in various schools of Jammu district w.e.f 17.1.2019 to 13.2.2019.During the campaign information regarding ill effects of tobacco use were disseminated among students.

Inauguration of Intensive Pulse Polio Campaign was launched by worthy Principal secretary Mr. Atul Dulloo in the presence of DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo, Director Family Welfare Mr. Arun Sharma, Mission Director NHM Mr. Bhupinder Kumar, Deputy Director HQ Dr. Renu Sharma, Medical Supdt.Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Dr. Chander Parkash on 10.3.2019 at Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. Elaborate arrangements were made for spreading the awareness about Pulse Polio Eradication among masses. Principal secretary Mr. Atul Dulloo stressed upon the need for importance of Pulse Polio campaign to eradicate the disease from country.

Screening cum first Aid camp held at Peerkho today on 5.3.2019 on the occasion of grand bhandara of Maha Shivratri today .

DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo undertook an extensive tour of the border areas of Pallanwala , Khour , Marh , Shamachak and Kanachak today along with CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan and the respective BMOs of the area . He took stock of the human resources and the availability of medical supplies and equipments . He gave directions to the concerned to maintain strict punctuality and ensure the availability of diagnostics and drugs at all these centres for the benefit of the patients .

DHS Dr Sameer Mattoo visited the centres of RS Pura on the border areas of Jammu today and took stock of the medical facilities in these centres . These include PHC Chakroi , PHC Sai and Sub Centre Jeora Farms . CMO Jammu , BMO RS Pura and other Officials accompanied him .

Today on 20th February,2019 inauguration of Critical Care Ambulance was done by Hon'ble MOS ,PMO , I/C of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions Department , Atomic Energy and Department of Space Dr. Jatinder Singh at his Gandhinagar office Jammu in the presence of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Sameer Matto , Director NHM Mr. Bhupinder Kumar , Mr SK Gupta MD J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd. , Deputy Director(HQ) , Dr. Renu Sharma , Deputy Director (Schemes) Dr. Taslima Banno , CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan and all senior officers of Directorate Health Services Jammu. The Advance Life Supporting Ambulance inaugurated by Dr. Jatinder Singh is fitted with ventilators , defibrillator , oxygen supply and other advanced equipments which are life saving in case of critical emergencies. He also promised to donate more such ambulances in future for welfare of people of rural and hilly areas of J&K.

Conclusion of Sparsh Leprosy awareness campaign.
SLAC which kick-started on 30 January,2019 concluded today on 13 February,2019.The motive of program was to create proper awareness for self reporting, timely diagnosis & complete MDT ( Multi Drug Therapy) of Leprosy cases which are crucial for ultimate eradication of the disease at district and Block Level. The program ensured active public & Community participation by religious heads, educational institutions,social workers,NGO s & other voluntary organizations to wipe out the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.
IEC activities were carried out at the district & Block Levels from 30.1.2019 to 13.2.2019.

Visit of The Worthy Director Health Services Dr Sameer Mattoo to NTPHC Dablehar and PHC Arnia along with CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan and Controller Stores Jammu Dr Kartar Chand today. Dated 12.2.2019

Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Samir Mattoo takes extensive tour of Distt. Kishtwar on 10/2/2019. He visited DH Kishtwar and interacted with the patients and staff. He then visited PHC Dachhan, PHC Marwah, Warwan and Chanderkote, the remotest and snow ridden areas of Distt Kishtwar. He interacted with the general public and the staff posted there. He took stock of the medicines and health facilities for the people available in the health institutions. He was carrying additional supply of medicines and disposables for the benefit of the people as these areas are unreachable right now due to heavy snowfalls. People were very happy to have DHS Jammu amongst them and thanked him for being the first Director to have visited in these conditions and providing additional supply of medicines for the welfare of people during these trying times. He also told the public that new Medical Officers have been posted recently for their welfare and assured them that Directorate of Health Services, Jammu will always be at the service of people who are living in these hard conditions. He was accompanied by Controller Stores, Dr Kartar Chand.

State level National Deworming Day was Launched on 8th Feb 2019 at 11 a.m by Worthy Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Sh.Atul Dulloo, in the presence of Director Health Services Dr. Samir Mattoo, Mission Director NHM, Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan at Govt. Hr. Secondary School for Boys, Gandhinagar Jammu. Tab. Albendazole was given to all children of the School.

Visit of the Worthy Secretary Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Smt Preeti Sudan and Additional Secretary Sh Arun Singhla to Health and Wellness Centre Raipur Block Kot Bhalwal today on 4/2/2019 . Also accompanying the central dignitaries were Mission Director NHM , Dy Director HQ , CMO Jammu , DHO Jammu and BMO Kot Bhalwal .

Visit of worthy Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Sh. Atal Dulloo along with Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Samir Mattoo, MD National Health Mission Sh.Bhupinder Kumar to AIIMS Site at Vijaypur to monitor arrangements done in view of forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi ji along with Joint Director Planning Sh. Madan Lal ,Assistant Director ( Schemes) Dr. Sanjeev Puri & Chief Medical Officer Samba Dr.Rajinder Samyal .

DDC Doda Sh.Anshul Garg (IAS) kicked off SPARSH Leprosy Awareness fortnight Campaign in District Doda.
On the eve of Martyrdom of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi Anti Leprosy Day is celebrated at Doda. It is to pay homage to the Bapu by giving place to the leprosy affected people in family and society.
On this occasion, a campaign named as the ‘Sparsh’ Leprosy Awareness Campaign, is kicked off by DDC Doda with the aim to create awareness about Leprosy. During the fortnight awaness regarding leprosy shall be given in Gramsabhas throughout the District. This awareness campaign includes the following important information about leprosy to help leprosy affected people:

> Free of cost multi drug therapy is available at all government dispensaries, health centres and hospitals to provide complete treatment to the leprosy affected people.

> This facility is given to all the leprosy affected people because only timely treatment prevents disability (caused by leprosy).

> Some important symptoms of leprosy are like light color patches, redness, swelling and nodule formation over the skin. Person, who notice any of the above symptoms, must contact his/her nearest government dispensaries, health centres and hospitals in order to get early treatment and remain away from disability.

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