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On the direction of Worthy DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma and under the supervision of CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra, One Day Workshop on Mental Health for Paramedical Workers of District Udhampur was held on 25-02-2020 at training hall CMO Office Udhampur. The workshop was inaugurated by Dy. CMO Udhampur Dr. Neeraj Nagpal in the presence of DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd. Yaseen and MO Dr. Priya Gupta. Dr.Anil Saloch District Mental Health Programme Officer Udhampur (BMO Panchari) and Dr. Payal Gupta were the resource persons of the said workshop. The workshop was concluded in the presence of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra.






One day workshop on Mental Health for paramedics conducted on 24-02-2020 in district Kathua by Dr. Mukul Ubbot under the supervision of CMO Dr. Ashok Chaudhary.






In persuance to Directions and approval of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma, a review meeting of National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) of district Jammu was held on 22-02-2020 in the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu.The meeting was convened by State Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Sanjay Turki and CMO Jammu Dr. J. P. Singh to review the performance of Jammu district in NTEP. The participants included MS Sarwal Dr. Rajeev Sharma, DTO Jammu Dr. Meenakshi Kotwal, all BMOs from Jammu district, all STS/STLS of Jammu district, Officers and Officials of the Directorate. STO welcomed all the participants. STO Jammu discussed the status of notification of TB cases, Active Case Finding, Nikshay Poshan Yojna, Sputum examination, CBNAAT Utilisation, TB-HIV and Drug Sensitivity testing. STO Jammu asked BMOs to involve Sarpanches and Panches of the area to sensitize the community for proper implementation of the programme. BMOs were also asked to send Microplan of ACF at the earliest. STO impressed upon all BMOs to timely achieve the targets of all the components of the scheme and upload the same on the portal. STO also informed that training of all BMOs shall be conducted very shortly by DTO Jammu. All BMOs and their STS/ STLS of respective blocks were apprised of their performance of 2019 and targets for 2020 by the STO Jammu. The meeting ended by commitment from all BMOs to "End TB by 2025."






A two days training cum sensitization programme was conducted on 18th and 19th February 2020 in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu, which was Inaugurated by worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma in the presence of Dr. Shashi Sudan, HOD Microbiology, Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Professor PSM Department, AD Schemes/ HEB, I/C Epidemiologist Directorate of Health Services Jammu Dr. Deepak Kapoor, CMOs/ Medical Superintendents/ Dy MS/ DHOs/ Nodal Officers of the Directorate/ Medical Officers of Urban Health Centres Jammu, Officers and Officials of the Health department. DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma welcomed all the participants. Dr. Deepak Kapoor gave a Powerpoint presentation regarding Epidemiology and surveillance of COVID 19. Dr.Shashi Sudan and Dr. Rajeev Gupta gave informative details regarding COVID 19. Practical demonstration of donning and doffing of PPE was done by team from Microbiology department of GMC Jammu. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Deepak Kapoor.






Under the supervision of CMO Udhampur, 8 Days Induction Training for newly selected ASHAs started on 17-02-2020 at Confrence Hall CMO Office Udhampur.






District Samba: Visit to Anmol Health Care for inspecting the functioning of the unit on 17-02-2020.






Medical checkup camp organised as routine on every Saturday for the Victims of 2014 flood affected families of village Sui, block Pancheri, district Udhampur held at village Saddal, block Tikri on 15-02-2020.






Blood donation camp organised by Red cross Society with the help of Beopar Mandal Udhampur at District Hospital Udhampur on 15-02-2020.






On 15-02-2020 a Health Mela organized by Durga Dass Memorial Trust Thial Udhampur in association with Directorate of Health Services Jammu was inaugurated by Sh. Jugal Kishore Hon'ble Member of Parliament and Worthy Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Mr. Atal Dulloo in the presence of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, Sh. Ashok Kumar ADDC Udhampur, Dr. K C Dogra CMO Udhampur, Officers and local public. Specialist Doctors of various streams provided Health care facilities to the needy patients. Further, Ultrasound, Laboratory, X-ray, Ophthalmology etc facilities were also provided to the patients. Various awareness stalls of Health care and Family Welfare were displayed at the mela site.






Five days training of ASHAs in NCD held on 14-02-2020 at CMO Office Samba under the chairmanship of CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal.






Kayakalp inspection of District Hospital Udhampur 14-02-2020.








On 13-02-2020, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma conducted an extensive tour of Sub District Hospital Akhnoor, CHC Jorian and CHC Khour along with Dr. Sharda Parihar, Assistant Director Health Education Bureau, Dr. J.P.Singh, Chief Medical Officer Jammu and Sh. R. K. Chadda, Laison Officer, Directorate of Health Services Jammu. In Sub District Hospital Akhnoor, Director Health Services Jammu took round of all sections including OPD and IPD. All consultants, doctors and paramedical staff were found present and working in their respective sections. DHS ineracted with the post operative patients and enquired about their health and facilities provided to them by the hospital management. DHS directed Block Medical Officer Dr. Anil Sharma to exhibit the boards and signages at appropriate places to provide better awareness to the public and to ban plastic carry bags and bottles within the hospital premises. DHS directed the sanitary inspector to maintain cleanliness in and around the hospital. DHS was satisfied with overall working of the hospital and directed the staff to maintain punctuality and dress code. DHS also visited under construction 200 bedded new building at Akhnoor which is to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 32.31cr. and was not happy with the pace of work. DHS directed the officers of the concerned agency, JK Housing Board present at the site to expedite the work as deadline has already been crossed. At CHC Jourian, DHS took round of all wards and OPD sections where casuality Medical Officer was present. Dr. Roopali Bakshi, Gynaecologist and Dental Surgeon were seen examining patients. I/C Medical Officer requested DHS to post paramedical staff and also demanded digital X-Ray machine for the hospital. DHS was satisfied with the overall performance of the hospital. DHS also visited newly upcoming, under construction 50 bedded hospital building at Jourian, to be constructed at the cost of Rs.1674. 29 cr. She directed the agency to expedite the construction work and complete “A” block of the building by 10th April so that the hospital can be shifted to the new building. Later, DHS visited CHC Khour which is situated 1.5 km away from LOC where all staff was found present. She interacted with doctors and paramedical staff and directed them to work with dedication for the welfare of the people. DHS was satisfied with the cleanliness and overall working of the hospital.




SDH Akhnoor



Upcoming SDH Hospital Akhnoor



CHC Khour




CHC Jourian




Upcoming Hospital building Jourian






13-02-2020: Disability camp at Panchyat Ghar Tikri, district Udhampur.






Deputy CMO, DIO & DMEIO Samba visited H&W centre Birpur, Khara Madana & Utterbehni on 12th Feb for supervision & monitoring of Immunisation & Family Planning activities & records.






On 12.2.2020, a review meeting of National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) was held in the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu.The meeting was convened by State Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Sanjay Turki and chaired by Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma in the presence of AD HEB Dr. Sharda Parihar, WHO consultant Dr. Sanjay Arora, Microbiologist Dr. Ruchita, DTOs and DEOs from District Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch and Doda, Officers and Officials of the Directorate. STO welcomed all the participants. A PowerPoint presentation was given by STO to discuss in detail the status of notification of TB cases, Nikshay Poshan Yojna, TB-HIV comorbidity, TB-Diabetes comorbidity, Universal Drug Sensitivity testing, CBNAAT Utilisation and Human Resource. STO informed that the Modular training of all the DTOs have been completed except of DTO Rajouri. STO asked all the DTOs to involve concerned BMOs, Sarpanches and Panches of the area on regular basis by training them to implement the programme. DHS Jammu laid stress on Active Case Finding, Sputum examination and Nikshay Poshan Yojna payment. DHS Jammu directed DTOs to implement all the guidelines of the programme.






Awareness to District Resource Persons, ASHA Facilitators, ASHAs, staff and community regarding out break of Novel Coronavirus and its prevention in various districts of Jammu division.






11-02-2020: External Assessment of Health institutions AH Gagwal and DH Samba under Kayakalp was done by Team from Srinagar. Each and every area was thoroughly inspected followed by staff interview in each section and Record keeping was checked. Overall assessment was Good. Externals were quite satisfied. The external assessment was conducted under the chairmanship of CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal and lots of dedication and hard efforts of BMO Nud Dr. Sewa Singh, MS Dr. Indra Butyal and staff.






On 11/02/2020 Sh. Jeewan Kumar BDC Panchari visited PHC Panchari and interacted with medical staff and inspected BLS Ambulance which has reached today in block Panchari....






On 08-02-2020, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma paid a surprise visit to Urban Health Centre Janipur, Urban Health Centre Roopnagar and Medical AID Centres Muthi phase I and phase II along with Dr. J.P.Singh, Chief Medical Officer Jammu, Dr. Naveen Butyal and Sh. R. K. Chadda, Laison Officer, Directorate of Health Services Jammu. Director Health Services interacted with urban health centres' staff, listened to their problems very patiently and assured them to solve at the earliest. Attendance register was also checked and directed the staff to be punctual, dedicated and maintain the dress code. DHS also visited land in Muthi phase I measuring 2 Kanals, identified by JDA for the construction of Medical AID Centre over there. She also visited another 5 Kanals of land at Muthi Dharmal identified by JDA where construction of a modern PHC is proposed on the demand for welfare of local Population.






On 08-02-2020, Worthy Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar visited Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu and Sub District Hospital R. S. Pura along with Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Sh. Atal Dulloo, IAS, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma and Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr. J. P. Singh. Advisor took round of all sections in both the hospitals, interacted with consultants, doctors, staff and patients. Advisor checked the drugs in drug store and laid stress on maintaining punctuality, dress code and cleanliness in and around the hospital premises.






07-02-2020: RKS meeting held at Govt. Hospital Sarwal under the chairmanship of ADDC Jammu.






Under the guidance of worthy Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma, a Dental Camp on Awareness of Oral Hygiene and Dental check up was Inaugurated on 5.2.2020 at 11.45a.m. by Deputy Director Schemes Dr. Tasneema Banoo, in the presence of AD Schemes/HEB, CMO Jammu Dr. J.P.Singh, Officers/Officials of DHS/CMO office in the conference hall of DHS which was organised by IDA Jammu, Dr. Sahul Lerra, President Elect, Dr.Nidhi, Branch Secretary, Dr. Namita CDH convener, Dr. Rolly Sharma, RMNCHA consultant District Jammu and members of IDA. Dr.Shahid, Nodal officer Leprosy gave a brief introduction regarding the programme. A PowerPoint presentation was given by Dr. Nidhi regarding awareness of oral hygiene, prevention and treatment of oral diseases.The team also conducted examination of Doctors and staff. DDSchemes thanked IDA for their initiative to give awareness to the staff of DHS/CMO Office.Vote of thanks was given by CMO Jammu.






On 04-02-2020, World Cancer Day was observed in various districts of Jammu division. Awareness regarding signs and symptoms of different types of cancers, early identification of cancer was generated among the health staff and the community. Camps for screening of breast cancer and cervical cancer were organised in various health institutions on this day.






Awarness about CoronaVirus disease spread and preparedness session was held on 04-02-2020 at PHC Rattanpur block Nud district Samba.






On 04.02.2020 Dr. K C Dogra CMO Udhampur attended the Yoga competition at Subash Stadium Udhampur in presence of District Development Commissioner Udhampur and other District officers/ prominent citizens of the district. The DDC Udhampur laid emphasis on running the yoga activities in the Health and Wellness centers being a part of the preventive Health care.






Review cum preparatory meeting of District Surveillance Committee and Rapid Response Team of District Udhampur was held under the chairmanship of DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, IAS on CoronaVirus in the conference hall of DDC office Udhampur on 03.01.2020. Dr. KC Dogra CMO Udhampur welcomed the chairman in the meeting and briefed the purpose of calling the meeting.






Skill development program on Home Nursing at Kristu Jyoti Hospital, Samba on 03-02-2020.






Dr. G.A malik CMO Poonch held a meeting regarding awareness of Coronavirus at Sub District Hospital Mandi on 01-02-2020.






On 01-02-2020, a meeting was chaired by Dr. M.I Khan at SDH Ramnagar, district Udhampur in which Doctors and paramedical staff had participated. In the meeting, the health staff was made aware for the signs and symptoms of deadly coronavirus and its preventive measures also. He also directed the Health staff to spread awareness to community.






The foundation stone for Additional Block District Hospital Samba comprising of Underground Parking facility, Emergency wing, ICU, Operation Theatre complex, Wards, Minor OT, was laid by Honourable Lt. Governor J&K Sh. Girish Chandra Murmu on 1st February 2020 in presence of Worthy Financial Commissioner Sh. Atal Dulloo, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, DDC Samba Sh. Rohit Khajuria, Assistant Director HEB Dr. Sharda Parihar, Chief Medical Officer Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal & MS DH Samba Dr. Indira Butyal. The dignitaries also inspected the District Hospital complex.The New Wards will have the capacity of 70 beds.With these additional beds, total strength of beds in DH Samba will be 170.






Sensitization camp at Mathwaar Basant Panchami Mela on 31-01-2020. More than 800 people have been screened for Blood sugar.






31-01-2020: Health check up camp for handicap children in DICE centre in District Hospital Poonch organised by Dr. Gulam Ahmed Malik, CMO Poonch.






DC Kishtwar reviews preparedness to prevent Corona virus* Kishtwar, January 30: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today convened a meeting of officers and doctors to review the preparedness to prevent the outbreak of novel Coronavirus. During the meeting, Dy. CMO Kishtwar Dr. Mohd Fareed Butt gave a detail presentation regarding the preventive measures/steps taken to prevent the affect of Corona virus and the measures taken by the health department to tackle the cases if any in the district. He further apprised the DC that a control room has been established at District HQ. (CMO Office Kishtwar) besides that a rapid response team in this regard has already been constituted and isolation ward has been established at District Hospital Kishtwar. He added that orientation programme has been organized today at CMO Office Kishtwar for All BMOs and Asha workers wherein they were sensitized about the symptoms, causes and precautions of the novel corona virus. DC calls for generating mass awareness regarding the novel coronavirus among common masses besides directed health and Asha workers to sensitize the PRIs regarding symptoms of the virus and precautions to be taken to prevent the outbreak of the disease. Among others, ASP Kishtwar Nasir Ahmed, Dy. CMO Kishtwar Dr. Mohd Fareed Butt, XEN Hydraulic Division Kishtwar, I/C Medical Superintendent DH Kishtwar, EO Municipality Kishtwar, CAHO, DSHO, DTO Kishtwar, Nodal Officer ISM, Doctors besides other concerned officers were present in the meeting.






January 30, 2020: On Martyrs day of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi ji which is observed as Anti Leprosy Day, Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign was launched in all the districts of Jammu division.The campaign that begins on 30-01-2020 will last for a fortnight and be concluded on 13-02-2020. Various Awareness activities regarding early detection of leprosy case and its treatment were performed throughout the Jammu division on this day.






DC Rajouri chaired a meeting regarding preparedness of combating the Coronavirus in the district on 29/01/2020. CMO gave a power point presentation about the disease & readiness of the health institutions.






As per the direction of CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra and under the supervision of Dr. S.C.Chanotra, MO (MMU), Medical Camp organised at Divyang Seva Ashram Devika Udhampur on 29-01-2020.






Dr. G.A Malik CMO Poonch supervising the examination of ASHA workers at NIOS at NTPHC Nangali block Mandi under the supervision of block Medical Officer Mandi Dr. Mushtaq Husaain Shah on 29-01-2020














NBE ACCREDITATION assessment for DNB enrollment in the specialty of Medicine conducted by NBE appointed Assessor Dr Brigadier R. Girish on 29.01.2020. Dr. Girish had a detailed round of the hospital along with Medical Superintendent Dr. Chander Parkash and State Nodal Officer DNB Dr. Jitender Mehta. He inspected all the sections of the hospital and also scrutinized supporting documents submitted by the Hospital for DNB enrollment.









District Poonch: Receiving the awards from District Administration on Republic day. Awardees are Dr. Shamim Bhatti MS, Dr. Manjeet Singh, Asha Rani JSN, Naveen Kumar pharmacist and Zulfa SW from DH Poonch






District Health Team Udhampur led by CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra received meritorious awared from District Administration Udhampur on eve of Republic Day function 2020 held at Degree College Udhampur. The following officers/officials received meritorious award in district Udhampur.
    1) CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra.
    2)MS Dr. Vijay Basnotra.
    3)BMO Tikri Dr. M.L.Rana.
    4)Radiologist Dr. Manisha Langer
    5)Sh. Inder Parkesh chaffeur.
    6)Jugal Kishore District ASHA Coordinator.
    7) Mr. Rajesh Khajuria Pharmacist.
    8)Ms. Shahnaz Akhter ASHA Facilitator.
    9)Ms. Dolly Devi ASHA Worker.






With the direction of CMO Kathua Dr. Ashok Chaudhry 3 days workshop for primary care doctors of District Kathua under National Mental Health Programme started on 23.1.2020 under the supervision of District Mental Health Programme Officer Dr. Mukul Ubbot.






Full Palliative care ward at Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu.






Blood donation camp at DH Ramban... Courtsey Nation First Trust Ramban






Under the guidance of DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, Health stall was installed in Public Outreach Programme in block Majalta, district Udhampur. Smt. Renuka Singh MOS Union Minister for Tribal Affairs visited the stall in presence of CMO Udampur Dr. K C Dogra, DTO Udhampur Dr. Kavi Raj along with BMO Majalta Dr. Rajinder Kumar. Other Medical staff of block was also present at the site of occasion. Golden cards of PMJAY were also distributed to the beneficiaries there. Awareness regarding various health programmes like Ayushmann Bharat, NCD, NTEP etc was given to the public visiting at the stall.






Under the supervision of Worthy DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, Health Stall was installed in public outreach programme at town hall, Ramnagar on 22-01-2020. Sh. Prahlad Singh Patel Hon'ble Union Minister of State (Ind. Charge) for Tourism and Culture inaugurated the Health Stall in the presence of Sh. Zubair Ahmad KAS, Secretary to Govt. Tourism Deptt. J&K, DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla IAS, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra, DHO Dr. Mohd Yaseen, BMO Ramnagar Dr. Mehboob Iqbal. Other district officers and health staff were also present. Golden Cards of Ayushman Bharat were distributed there among the local beneficiaries.






On 24-01-2020 Sh. Giriraj Singh Hon'ble Union Minister of Govt. of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries inaugurated Health Stall in Public Outreach Programme at Sudhmahadev in the presence of Ms. Sheetal Nanda IAS, Commissioner Secretary to Govt. Deptt. of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, J&K, DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla IAS, ADDC Udhampur Sh. Ashok Kumar, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra, DHO Dr. Mohd Yaseen, DTO Dr. Kavi Raj. Other district Officers and health staff were also present. Hon'ble Minister distributed new Golden Cards to the beneficiaries. Hon'ble minister also appreciated HEALTH department for distribution of 84000 Golden Cards to the people of District Udhampur.






On 24-01-2020 Sh. Giriraj Singh Hon'ble Union Minister of Govt. of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries inaugurated Health Stall in Public Outreach Programme at Sudhmahadev in the presence of Ms. Sheetal Nanda IAS, Commissioner Secretary to Govt. Deptt. of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, J&K, DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla IAS, ADDC Udhampur Sh. Ashok Kumar, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra, DHO Dr. Mohd Yaseen, DTO Dr. Kavi Raj. Other district Officers and health staff were also present. Hon'ble Minister distributed new Golden Cards to the beneficiaries. Hon'ble minister also appreciated HEALTH department for distribution of 84000 Golden Cards to the people of District Udhampur.






One day Training of paramedical staff of District Samba in IDSP held on 24-01-2020 at Samba under the chairmanship of CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal.






Eight days Induction Training of newly appointed ASHA Workers started on 22-01-2020 at Samba under the chairmanship of CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal.






On 21-01-2020 OSD to FC Health and Medical Education Dr. Shafqat, along with Dy. Director from DHS Jammu Dr. Sanjay Sharma, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra, DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd Yaseen, Dr. Naveen Bhutyal from DHS Jammu visited at SDH Ramnagar and meet with centre deputed teams from Delhi and discussed illness in children of block Ramnagar. Health teams are on high alert and investigation is in process.






Director Health Services, Jammu Dr Renu Sharma and Dy. Director Dr. Sanjay Sharma from DHS Jammu visited SDH Ramnagar on 20-01-2020 along with Dr. K.C.Dogra CMO Udhampur, Dr. Mohd Yaseen DHO Udhampur, BMO Ramnagar Dr Mehboob Iqbal. Worthy Director discussed the issues of illness in children with the concerned staff and had a round of all the sections and had a meeting with centre deputed teams from Delhi. Team from drug controller office was also present in meeting with prominent persons, staff of the hospital including administrative as well as specialist doctors of the hospital.






Inspection teams from Directorate of Health Services Jammu/UT visited various Polio booths on 19/20-01-2020






19-01-2020: Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization in various districts of Jammu division.






Udhampur19-01-2020: Dr. Jitendra Singh Hon'ble Union Minister of State (Ind. Charge) for Development of North East Region, MOS PM's Office, MOS in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Deptt. of Atomic Energy & Deptt. of Space inaugurated Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) in the presence of Commissioner Secretary Forest Smt. Sarita Chauhan IAS, DDC Udhampur Dr.Piyush Singla IAS, ADDC Udhampur Sh. Ashok Kumar, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra, Dy. CMO Dr. Neeraj Nagpal, DHO Dr. Mohd. Yaseen, DTO Dr. Kavi Raj. Other district officers and health staff were also present. Hon'ble Union MOS also inaugurated health stall in Public Outreach Programme at Subash Stadium Udhampur and distributed Golden Cards among the local beneficiaries.






19-01-2020: A function under public outreach program was held in panchayat Harsath, Ghagwal by District administration Samba where Hon'ble union MOS Health and Family Welfare, GOI Sh. Ashwani Choubey ji was the chief guest. At venue site a Medical stall along with a Polio booth was also established where worthy Chief Guest & Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma also administered polio vaccine to children






Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited Govt. Emergency Hospital Vijaypur and Shri Nursing Dev Trauma Hospital Ghagwal on 19.1.2020, for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Programme along with team from the Directorate.






19-01-2020, Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization :- Inauguration of National Immunization Day was launched by Honorable MOS, Health and Family Welfare, GOI Mr. Ashwani Kumar Choubey in the presence of Worthy Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Mr. Atal Dulloo, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, Director Family Welfare Dr. Arun Sharma, Mission Director NHM Mr. Bhupinder Kumar, Medical Supdt. Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Dr. Chander Parkash, Surveillance Medical Officer WHO Dr. Ravinder Pal Singh and officers and officials from Health Deptt. on 19.1.2020 at Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. At the outset Hon'ble MOS Health and Family Welfare GOI was welcomed by FC Health and Medical Education Mr. Atal Dulloo, Director Health Services Jammu, Director Family Welfare, MD NHM, MS Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. Director Family Welfare gave the welcome address. MOS Minister of Health and Family Welfare GOI, Sh. Ashwani Kumar Choubey in his speech congratulated the officers and staff who worked hard to eradicate the disease. Elaborate arrangements were made for spreading the awareness about Pulse Polio Immunization among masses. FC Health and Medical Education Mr. Atal Dulloo graced the occasion and spoke in detail regarding efforts made by Health deptt. to eradicate the disease. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma gave the vote of thanks.






18-01-2020:- Interaction with worthy Union MOS Health & Family Welfare Sh. Ashwani Kumar Choubey ji at Medical stall established by Department of Health and Family Welfare Samba during public outreach program at panchayat Chhajwal, Samba.






Certificate of Appreciation presented to DH Udhampur on 18-01-2020 at Jammu Club, Jammu for outstanding performance in implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in Jammu and Kashmir by State Health Agency Jammu and Kashmir. This certification is felicitated by Hon'ble Union Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Government of India, Sh. Ashwani Kumar Chobey.






Certificate of Appreciation presented to CHC Ramnagar on 18-01-2020 at Jammu Club, Jammu for outstanding performance in implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yogna in Jammu and Kashmir by Hon'ble Union Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Government of India, Sh. Ashwani Kumar Chobey. This Certification is given by State Health Agency Jammu and Kashmir.






District Poonch: 3 batches of training of ASHAs under National Institute of Open Schooling NIOS- ASHA Program was concluded at NTPHC Nangali, block Mandi on 18-01-2020. These trainings were conducted under the able guidance of CMO Poonch Dr. G. A. Malik.






On the directions of CMO Udhampur, one day workshop on PCPNDT act was held in the conference hall of CMO office on 17-01-2020, and was attended by the Dy. CMO, DIO, Doctors and staff of the Govt. and private ultrasound centres of the district, CHOs, LHVs and block ASHA coordinators. The participants were made aware of the provisions of the PCPNDT Act through a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Priya Gupta. A lecture on Practical points in implementation of the PCPNDT Act was delivered by Dr. Manisha, Radiologist DH Udh. Astt District Nodal officer ICDS, Sh. Yash Pal highlighted the schemes under the Beti Bachao Beti Padao program.






Under the Biomedical Equipment Maintenance & Management Program, the representatives of the Medicity Pvt. Ltd. visited PHC Panchari on 17.01.2020 and repaired 6-7 biomedical equipments for further use.






Prescription audit to start in DHs, SDHs soon: Dulloo JAMMU, Jan 14: The Government is taking slew of measures to rein in unethical and unfair practices in medical profession in Jammu Kashmir. This was disclosed at a meeting convened to discuss the action plan in this regard. The meeting was chaired by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, The meeting decided to constitute a Prescription Audit Committee (PAC) in each district and sub-district hospital, issue advisory for doctors, strengthen grievance redressal mechanism and undertake certain other measures. It was disclosed in the meeting that the prescription audit will be started at district hospitals and sub-district hospitals soon. The designated nodal officer at the health facility will collect one percent of the prescription copies of Out Patient Departments on random basis that will be audited by the PAC comprising officials from the administrative department, excluding the consultants. The key findings will be submitted to the concerned CMO and routed to the administrative department through the Health Directorate. Atal Dulloo said that the audit of the prescriptions written by the doctors working in the government hospitals would be conducted to see whether the doctors are following the ethical guidelines and if found otherwise, action will be taken accordingly. “The audit will also check any contravention to the provisions of the Drug and Cosmetic Act and Regulations, unnecessary diagnostic tests and arbitrary referrals to higher centres,” he said. He also directed the officers to hold workshops to educate the doctors about moral duties and responsibilities towards their patients and make them aware of as what is covered in unethical acts and what constitutes a professional misconduct. He also said that the billboards will be placed in all the Government hospitals, highlighting the ethical guidelines to be followed by the medical officers. It was further decided to make it mandatory for a doctor to display the registration number accorded to him by the Medical Council of India at his clinic and on the prescriptions. The physician will have to prescribe drugs with generic names, preferably in capital letters and ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs. The meeting also decided to curtail absenteeism of doctors, especially on the days of the OPDs and OTs to ensure that the patients get the treatment as per the schedule and are not pushed to the private clinics. It was also decided that the medical representative will not be allowed inside the OPD to push their medicines in the prescription of the doctors. Dullo also stressed on strengthening of the grievance redressal mechanism and directed district hospitals, medical colleges to nominate a grievance redressal officer for the speedy redressal of the issues of the public. The meeting was attended by Director Health Services, Jammu, Renu Khajuria; Director New Medical Colleges J&K, Yashpal Sharma Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, Sunanda Raina; Principal Medical College Doda Tariq Azad, Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar; Joint Director (Planning) H&ME, Madan Lal; OSD, Dr Shafqat Khan and other officers.






11-01-2020: Cervical cancer and breast cancer screening camp was organized at CHC Ramgarh, district Samba by Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) cell under the expert supervision of Director Health Services Jammu. The camp was inaugurated by CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal along with State Nodal Officer NCD Dr. Sumir Kaul. 5 cases were found positive and will further be managed at Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar. Training to gynaecologists and MOs of the block was imparted by Dr. Sumitra Bhat, gynaecologist Cancer Surgeon, Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar.






Sensitization of the Councilors / Corporators about NTCP, tobacco ill effects and the COTPA provisions done in the Council Hall of Jammu Municipal Corporation on 11-01-2020.






10-days residential refresher training of ASHAs started on 09-01-2020 under NIOS in DTS ANMT School Rajouri in presence of CMO, StateTrainers along with DPM & DRPs.






5 days workshop of primary care doctors in mental health under National Mental Health Programme concluded successfully on 04-01-2020 at training hall CMO office Udhampur where training has been imparted to 21 doctors in identifying and managing common mental health problems at primary care settings. Valedictory session was held under the chairmanship of CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra, in the presence of Collector Railway, DTO and DHO Udhampur.






Workshop on Mental Health for paramedics was held on 8.1.2020 under District Mental Health Program Kathua. Dr. Ashok Chaudhary, Chief Medical Officer Kathua supervised the workshop.






On 4.1.2020 Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited District Reasi. She was accompanied by DD Dentistry, Dr. Sanjay Sharma and Dr. Samir Padha, Nodal Officer DHS. She was given warm welcome by CMO Reasi, Dr. P.S.Thakur at CMO Office. Later DHS Jammu visited District Hospital Reasi along with CMO Reasi and other team of Health Deptt. She inspected both Newly shifted emergency block and IPD block. She also took a brief review of the functioning of DH Reasi and also gave directions to CMO Reasi and M.S.Reasi to improve Health Services in DH Reasi. She also directed M.S. Dr. S.D.Atri to start the working of Blood Bank at Distt. Reasi. DHS Jammu also visited ANMT School Reasi and interacted with Principal ANMT School, Dr. Seema Rani. She also interacted with all BMOs of District Reasi at ANMT School.They apprised her about Human Resources and other requirements of PIP 2020-2021. Later she visited Old District Hospital/ MCH Reasi where she interacted with Public and listened to their demands/issues and assured them early intervention.






An outreach camp on Mental and General health was held by BMO Kandi Dr. Iqbal Malik at village Kalalkass, Rajouri on 04/01/2020. In the camp, a total of 185 old age certificates for pension and other allied beneficial purposes, 43 labor certificates for fitness, 10 widow pension certificates were issued on the spot besides 64 children were vaccinated. 214 patients having different ailments were examined & provided free medicine and Lab. tests. Team also delivered a lecture on Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign, Ayushman Bharat Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana and awareness of Mental Illness and other programmes was provided.






01-01-2020: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Sh. Atal Dulloo, chaired the Executive Committee meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Health Society. The meeting was held to discuss and finalize the Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) for financial year 2020-2021. The FC said that the Government is proposing a slew of measures in the PIP for the overall strengthening of the health care facilities. He said that the plan with string of ambitious interventions would be submitted for the approval of the Government of India. "The department is incorporating many new initiatives in the PIP for the next financial year, which will give a major impetus to the health care services" he added. The FC said that focus would be laid on the human resource development, making available new medical equipments, new services and training for augmenting health care services. Mission Director, National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar gave a detailed presentation, highlighting the new initiatives that are to be proposed in the PIP. The FC also directed the authorities to start oxygen generation plants in all new medical colleges. He also stressed on making Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU) centres functional in all new medical colleges. He also said that emphasis will be laid on setting up hybrid ICUs in the district hospitals and ensure proper functioning of Health and Wellness Centres. "Besides, the focus in PIP will be on Biomedical Waste Management, Biomedical Equipment Management, Diploma in National Board courses in district hospitals, augmentation of 102 and 108 ambulance services, blood collection and transportation units, provision for free drugs and diagnostic services, skill labs among other programmes and services" the FC said. The meeting was attended by Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma; Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr. Sunanda Raina; Director, Indian System of Medicine J&K, Mohan Singh; Director Family Welfare, Dr. Arun Sharma; Director Finance, H&ME, Mohammad Rafiq; Managing Director, J&K Medicines Supplies Corporation Limited, Shiv Kumar Gupta; Controller Drugs, Lokita Khajuria; Joint Director (Planning) H&ME, Madan Lal and officers from other departments. Other officials from Kashmir division attended the meeting through video conferencing.






5 days workshop for primary care doctors of District Udhampur under National Mental Health Programme started on 31-12-2019 at training hall CMO office Udhampur, under the supervision of Nodal Officer DMHP Udhampur Dr. Anil Saloch, BMO Panchari. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Shazia Wafai, Regional Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt. of India in the presence of CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra, DTO Udhampur Dr. Kavi Raj. Dr. Anil Saloch was the resource person and Mr. Salab Gupta was the coordinator. 20 Medical Officers from the different blocks of District Udhampur were the participated in the workshop who are to be trained in identifying and treating common mental health disorders at primary care setting.






Mental health awareness held on 31-12-2019 at ANMT INSTITUTE BGS UNIVERSITY Kishtwar






Launch of J&K TB Elimination Action Plan "TB Harega Desh Jeetega" by Worthy Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Shri Atal Dulloo took place at Convention center, Canal Road Jammu on 28.12.2019 at 10.30 A.M. The other dignitaries present were Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma, Director Health and Family Welfare J&K Dr. Arun Sharma, Director ISM Dr. Mohan Singh, MD NHM Mr. Bhupindet Kumar, Principal Medical College Dr. Sunanda Raina, Deputy Director General Central TB Division, K.S.Sachdeva, MD NHM Telangana Dr. Yogita Raina, STO Jammu Dr. Sanjay Turki, STO Delhi Dr. Ashwini Khanna. Besides, other officers and officials from Health Department also attended the function.






Workshop on 'Stress Management at Workplace' organized at Govt. Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu by Dr. Akhil Menia (Psychiatrist) and Dr. Shivani Kotwal under National Mental Health Programme on 24.12.2019 under the supervision of Dr. Chander Parkash, Medical Superintendent.






One day Orientation workshop regarding implementation of Quality Assurance Programmes (QAP) was conducted in Conference Hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu on 24.12.2019. Dr. Renu Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu inaugurated the workshop which was attended by Medical Superintendents, Block Medical Officers, District Nodal Officers of Quality Assurance Programme and District Health Officers of Jammu Division. The aim of the programme was to aware the participants regarding execution and implementation of QAP in their Health Institutions and the participants were trained how to calculate/assess the health facilities so far as QAP is concerned. The resource persons were Dr. Vijay Raina, Divisional Nodal Officer QAP DHS Jammu, Dr. Narinder Bhutyal, State Programme Manager QAP, NHM, Dr. Harjeet Rai, Divisional Nodal Officer, NHM and Dr. Geetanjli, Quality expert, Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The resource persons held the different sessions and impressed upon the target audience to fill in the performance gaps in the QAP in their respective institutions.






Training of paramedics on mental health conducted under National Mental Health Programme on 23.12.2019 under the supervision of CMO Ramban






4 Days District Level training on Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) for MOs, Staff Nurses and FMPHWs started at CMO Office Udhampur on 23-12-2019. CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra inaugurated the training in the presence of DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd. Yaseen, Dr. Priya Gupta, AD Planning Sh. Darshan Kumar and Dr. Mohit Sharma. Mrs. Shailaza Charak and Mrs. Radhika Sharma were the resource persons of said training.






District Samba (23-12-2019): 3 days training of FMPHWs (ANMs) & 5 days training of ASHA workers for NCD screening inaugurated by CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal at CMO Office Samba and AH Ghagwal. Besides this training of ASHA workers also started at CHC Ramgarh and PHC Purmandal.






Visit of IRL Team headed by Microbiologist Dr. Ruchita of deptt of microbiology GMC Jammu incharge of IRL Chest Diseases Hospital Jammu on 19/12/2019 and on the spot training/ hand on training of the staff on Nikshay at DTC Udhampur.






Worthy Financial Commissioner Mr. Atal Dulloo along with Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma and CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan visited CHC R.S.Pura and CHC Bishnah on 17.12.2019. They were accompanied by Housing Board committee members. At CHC R.S.Pura worthy Financial Commissioner Mr. Atal Dulloo inspected the 50 bedded New hospital Building and directed the Incharge to shift to the New Building by ending December. He also gave instruction to the Housing Board Committee to complete the work of the New Building in the stipulated time. Worthy FC took round of the old hospital complex and also visited the Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Regarding equipment and medicines he assured to take up the matter with JKMSCL himself. At CHC Bishnah worthy Financial Commissioner inspected the New building complex where emergency, OPD, USG, Laboratory, Labour room had already been shifted and the remaining sections were yet to be shifted. FC gave directions to the Incharge to get the pending work completed and to shift the other sections to the new building at the earliest. Worthy FC also Inaugurated the Jan Aushadhi Kendra of the block. He was satisfied with the overall functioning of both the hospitals



CHC Bishnah


CHC R. S. Pura





3 days training of FMPHWs for HWC and NCD in district Kishtwar concluded on 12-12-2019.






DMHP Doda conducted training of Medical Officers under National Mental Health Programme w.e.f 09-12-2019 to 11-12-2019.






DMHP Ramban organized Mental Health awareness camp at AMT school Ramban on 11-12-2019.






DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited land site for setting up of Medicity at Vijaypur, Distt. Samba on 11.12.2019. She was accompanied by DD Planning Mrs. Deepa Sharma, CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal, BMO Ramgarh Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, Dr. Naveen Bhutyal and Tehsildar Vijaypur.






DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma paid surprise visit to PHC Kot Bhalwal on 9.12.2019 along with DD Planning. DHS took round of the hospital and interacted with Doctors and other staff members. She was satisfied with the overall functioning of the hospital. All staff members were present on duty and DHS instructed them to maintain punctuality and work with dedication. DHS also inspected the under construction new building.






On 7.12.2019 one day's reorientation training of Medical Officers from Distt. Jammu and Samba in NVBDCP was held in the office of State Malariologist. The training was inaugurated by DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma in the presence of DD Schemes Dr. Tasneema Banoo and State Malariologist, Dr. Lakshman Dass Bhagat.Twenty three Medical Officers participated from both the districts. Dr. Rakesh Behl from GMC Jammu, Dr. Pankaj Gupta Pediatrician, SM Dr. L.D Bhagat, Dr. Vinod Sharma, I/C Principal ANMT school Ramban were the resource persons for the training.






On 7 -12-2019, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Gangyal Jammu along with Dr. Sameer Padha. DHS took round of all the sections of the hospital along with Medical Superintendent Dr. Poonam. DHS interacted with the staff and patients and was satisfied with the overall working of the hospital. DHS directed MS to maintain the punctuality. DHS also inspected under construction new building of the hospital and directed MS to expedite the work so that the building can be dedicated to the public at the earliest.






A blood donation camp was organized by Indian Institute of Management on 7/12/2019 which was in inaugurated by CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan.






[06/12/2019]: Jan Aushadi Counter inaugurated at District Hospital Kishtwar by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ravinder Manhas. With the opening of the Jan A ushadi counter, patients can purchase quality Generic medicines at a low, affordable price on hospital prescription.






Ten days Refresher Training of Ashas of district Samba was inagurated by Worthy CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal on 06-12-2019 at District Training centre Ramgarh.






Two days Leprosy training for Medical Officers under National Leprosy Eradication Programme-11, Inaugurated on 06-12-2019 by CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra at CMO office Udhampur in the presence of DTO Udhampur Dr. Kavi Raj, DHO Dr. Mohd.Yaseen, AD Planning Sh. Darshan Kumar and Dr. Priya Gupta. Lecture was delivered by DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd Yaseen, Dr. Soom Singh and Dr. Vinod Gupta Physician.






One and half day training of ANMs/Staff Nurses/ FMPHWs/ MMPHWs of all PHCs of District Udhampur, Ramban and Reasi on HIV and Syphilis Screening under Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT) Programme by Regional Training Unit (RTU) Chandigarh, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) (Saksham Prerak), inaugurated on 06-12-2019 by CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra, at conference hall District Hospital Udhampur along with MS DH Udhampur Dr. Vijay Basnotra, DTO Udhampur Dr. Kavi Raj and DHO Dr. Mohd.Yaseen and lecture delivered by the deputed team.






On 3.12.2019 DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited NTPHC Nagrota and SDH Jagti. She took extensive round of the hospital and interacted with the staff and patients. DHS also checked the record of patient care of both institutions. She took round of the wards and other sections and gave necessary directions to the staff. She asked the respective incharge of both institutions to submit their requirements for better functioning of the hospital. She also gave directions to expedite the process of converting NTPHC Nagrota to HWC at the earliest. DHS was satisfied with the overall performance of both the hospitals. DHS was accompanied by CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan and Dr. Samir Padha.






International Day of the Disabled Persons was observed in District Medical Board at CMO Office Rajouri on 03-12-2019.






6 days training for Daksh Skill Lab for Paramedical staff of district Udhampur and Kishtwar 3rd batch inaugurated on 02-12-2019 by CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C.Dogra along with MS DH Udhampur Dr. Vijay Basnotra and DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd Yaseen at Skill Lab District Hospital Udhampur. Dr. Ronak Sharma RMNCH-A , Mr. Sushil and Miss Heena were the resource persons of the said training.






World AIDS Day observed on 01.12.2019 in various districts of Jammu division. Awareness regarding AIDS/HIV was given to general public. Blood Donation session was also held in addition.






A sensitization programme of the RBSK teams of district Jammu was conducted at Conference Hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu regarding National Tobacco Control Programme On 30-11-2019 .The event was Chaired by Deputy Director Schemes and attended by AD Health Education Bureau and other Officers of Directorate apart from the RBSK teams .A power point presentation was given by Dr Mridula Singh, Nodal Officer NTCP to the participants about the programme, Tobacco use prevalence in India and J&K, its ill effects and the COTPA 2003 and other laws regulating its use .The team members were given the task of conducting awareness programmes and talks in the schools during their routine visits to sensitise the students about the tobacco menace and its ill effects.






30-11-2019: Medical camp was organised by health department at Panchayat Kalsian, under Back to Village inaugurated by DDC Rajouri.






DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma on 29.11.2019 visited the landsite for the construction of NTPHC at village Chatha, Sunjwan, Block Bishnah Jammu, as per the directions by Divisional Commissioner Jammu. The matter of state land for the construction of NTPHC at Chatha shall be taken up with the concerned revenue authority. DHS Jammu also visited Sub center Chatha and went through the record of patient care and immunization services to the patients. She gave directions to the staff to maintain punctuality and work with sincerity. DHS Jammu was accompanied with Dr. Naveen Bhutyal and liaison officer Mr. R.K.Chadha.






On 29-11-2019 under "Back to Village"2 (B2V2) programme......Worthy Financial Commissioner Revenue Dr. Pawan Kotwal (IAS) inspected the stall of Health Department at panchayat Upper Meer block Panchari and also distributed Golden Cards among the local beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat. CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C Dogra along with DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd Yaseen and AD Planning Sh Darshan Kumar, BMO Panchari Dr. Anil Saloch and other health staff posted in the area breafing about the various health centre sponsor schemes in the block. Newly sanctioned Health and Wellness centre (Sub Centre Meer) was also inaugurated by Worthy Financial Commissioner Revenue Dr. Pawan Kotwal, IAS on 29-11-2019 during .B2V2 programme at panchayat Meer.






B2V2 Campaign in district Samba: CMO Samba visited various panchayats accompanying DC Samba along with other District Officers during Back to Village 2 programme.






Multispeciality Medical Camp organised at PHC Purmandal in district Samba on 26-11-2019 where 14 patients selected for Cataract surgery. Cataract surgery will be performed at DH Samba on 27-11-2019.






DMHP Jammu organized training of paramedical workers in Mental Health on 25.11.2019 under the supervision of CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan.






Dakshta training started in District Hospital Udhampur on 25-11-2019.






Under DMHP Jammu, training of Medical Officers conducted by Dr. Vinod Dhar, District Mental Health programme Officer under the supervision of CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan wef 21st to 23rd November 2019.






CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal along with BMO Samba Dr. Sewa Singh visited HWC-SC Sujwan on 23-11-2019 and took stock of availability of drugs, MCH, Immunization services, construction work and punctuality of staff.






Meeting regarding Vasectomy Fortnight 2019 in SDH SURANKOTE on 22/11/2019 under the chairmamship of Dy. CM0 Poonch Dr. G A Malik and Block Medical Office SURANKOTE Dr. Zulfkar AHMED.






Activity regarding Vasectomy Fortnight (Mobilization phase.. 21st Nov to 27th Nov 2019 & Service Delivery Phase..28th November to 4th December 2019) in district Samba.






An eye Camp was organised w.e.f 18th to 20th of November 2019 concluded at DH Samba. 149 patients screened for cataract & other eye ailments at PHC Nud and 17 patients selected for cataract surgery. Surgery was performed on 19th November at DH Samba & 8 patients were operated for cataract.






On 19-11-2019, DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma inaugurated one day EQA (External Quality Assurance) training in RNTCP at Conference Hall, Directorate of Health Services Jammu, organised by State Tuberculosis Control Society Jammu, in the presence of DD Schemes Dr. Tasneema Banoo, AD HEB Dr. Sharda Parihar, STO Dr. Sanjay Turki, WHO RNTCP Consultant Dr. Sanjay Arora, District Tuberculosis Officers of the six districts and paramedical staff from all the districts of Jammu division, Officers/ Officials of the Directorate. STO Jammu welcomed DHS Jammu, officers and all the participants. DHS Jammu stressed upon all DTOs to be pro- active to achieve the targets. She said combination of TB and HIV is very dreadful and it is very challenging to manage MDR cases. So put your best efforts to accomplish the job. Dr. Sanjay Turki, STO Jammu apprised about RNTCP performance w.e.f 1st January 2019 to 31st October 2019. Dr. Ruchita Mahajan, I/C Microbiologist ILR CD hospital Jammu and Mr. Aakash, Microbiologist, RNTCP, ILR CD hospital spoke on quality assurance of smear microscopy for diagnosing Tuberculosis. A Power Point presentation was given by Mr. Aakash, which was very informative. The training concluded with presentation of certificates by the worthy Director Health Services, Jammu to all the participants.






One day Leprosy training for ASHAs under National Leprosy Eradication Programme-11(Leprosy Case Dectction) held on 18-11-2019 at CMO office Udhampur under the supervision of CMO Udhampur Dr.K.C Dogra. Lecture was delivered by DHO Udhampur Dr. Mohd Yaseen and DTO Udhampur Dr Kavi Raj also delivered lecture on Tuberculosis.






Daksh training in District Hospital Udhampur on 18-11-2019.






14th November 2019: World Diabetes Day was observed in various districts in Jammu division. Awareness regarding prevention, management and treatment was given to general public. Free diabetes screening camps were also conducted in various health institutions.






Training under IDSP, of Medical Officers from Jammu Division and Doctors from All Departments of Govt Medical College Jammu conducted on 13/11 /2019 and 14/11/2019 respectively in PSM Department of GMC Jammu.






Director Health Services, Jammu Dr Renu Sharma visited different health institutions of District Udhampur today on 13.11.2019. Firstly worthy Director visited PHC Tikri along with Dr. K.C.Dogra CMO Udhampur, Dr. Mohd Yaseen DHO Udhampur, BMO Tikri Dr. Manohar Rana and Dr.Naveen. Worthy Director discussed the issues of PHC Tikri with the concerned staff and satisfied with the working of PHC Tikri. Thereafter she visited Health and Wellness Centre Mand and appreciated the efforts put up by the health authorities in upgrading the HWC Mand. Finally worthy Director Health Services Jammu visited District Hospital Udhampur and had a round of all the sections along with CMO, MS, Dy. MS, DTO, DHO Udhampur and had a meeting with the concerned staff of the hospital including administrative as well as specialist doctors of the hospital. She appreciated the overall working of the hospital.






Today on 11.11.2019 DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited SDH Bishnah along with CMO Jammu Dr.Danish Ayub Khan. DHS Jammu took extensive round of the new building and inspected all sections of the hospital. She interacted with Doctors and Paramedical staff and directed them to work hard with sincerity. DHS Jammu also gave directions to BMO Bishnah to construct separate room for Biomedical waste storage. She also inspected the newly completed Jan Aushadhi Kendra and was satisfied with its infrastructure. She gave instruction to BMO Bishnah to procure medicine and promised for early Inauguration. Issues regarding shortage of water supply, out of order X-ray units, staff shortage, pending work of new building was also discussed. DHS Jammu was satisfied with the overall working of the hospital.






On 7.11.2019,2nd day training of PMDT guidelines under RNTCP was held in conference hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu.The presentation in detail was given by Dr.Sanjay Arora,WHO consultant RNTCP Jammu.The training concluded by a valedictory function in which all the trainers were awarded participation certificates by Worthy Director Health Services Jammu,Dr.Renu Sharma.A vote of thanks was given by STO Jammu,Dr.Sanjay Turki.






07-11-2019: An eye Camp was organised at Samba by Lions Club in collaboration with District Blindness Control Society, Department of Health and Family Welfare Samba. Worthy DC Samba inaugurated the Eye camp. Patients were screened and will be operated on 08-11-2019 at DH Samba.






Special drive of fogging and spraying started in District Samba on 6/11/2019 by mobilising teams from Jammu.






Today on 6.11.2019, DHS Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma inaugrated the Two days Training programme regarding Management of Drug Resistant TB, in the conference hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu at 11 am organised by State TB society, in the presence of DD Schemes, Dr.Tasneema Banoo, AD HEB Dr. Sharda Parihar, STO Dr. Sanjay Turki, senior WHO Consultant Dr.Tasleema, and Dr. Sanjay Arora/Physicians/DTOs/MOs from all Districts of Jammu Divison/Paramedical staff from all Districts of Jammu Divison, officers and officials of the Directorate. DHS Jammu welcomed all participants present in the training programme and asked them to gain experience through the two days training session. A brief introduction was given by STO Jammu Dr. Sanjay Turki regarding TB. WHO consultant Dr. Tasleema gave detailed information regarding Effective control of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Dr. Ruchita from CD Hospital spoke on Diagnosis of TB. Dr. Shallu from GMC Jammu, Microbiology deptt. spoke on Pretreatment evaluation and WHO Consultant Dr. Sanjay Arora, spoke on Treatment of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis..






04-11-2019: Worthy DC Samba inaugurated two Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMJAKs) at DH Samba and CHC Ramgarh in district Samba.






On 01-11-2019, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited SDH R. S. Pura, district Jammu along with Dr. Deepak Kapoor (State Venerologist) and inspected the new building of SDH R. S. Pura. BMO was instructed to shift to the new building at the earliest. DHS Jammu also took round of the old hospital R. S. Pura and interacted with staff and patients .






District Jammu was presented with an Award of Excellence today on the 31st of October 2019 by Hon'ble Union Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a function at New Delhi commemorating Silver Jubilee of Pulse Polio Campaign in India. This award was given for achieving the target of 90% in Mission Indradhanush. Former Union Health Minister and National Working President of BJP Sh J P Nadda was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan and District Immunization Officer Jammu Dr. Poonam Sethi received the award on behalf of all the Doctors, Paramedical staff and Health workers of District Jammu due to whose hard work and dedication this target was achieved .






Mobile Medical check up camp for truck drivers ....organised by BMO Tikri district Udhampur on 29th Oct 2019.






Special Outreach camp organised by office of CMO Jammu at slums near Ramzanpura, Janipur on 29th Oct 2019.






Special Outreach camp organised by office of CMO Jammu at slums near Fauji plot, Subash Nagar on 29th Oct 2019.






4 days long training of Doctors and paramedics about Mother Absolute Affection started at DH Samba on 28-10-2019 under the supervision of CMO Samba Dr.Rajinder Samyal.






DODA, October 25: District Development Commissioner Doda Dr. Sagar D. Doifode today inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra at OPD block of District Hospital Doda. DDC said that “Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi” is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) has been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs prices available in the market. Among others who were present during the inauguration are CMO Doda, Medical Superintendent of DH DODA, besides doctors and staffs of District hospital.






Special Outreach camp organised by office of CMO Jammu at slums near Pappu ka plot & Jammat ka plots, Digiana on 24th Oct 2019.






8 Days training programme of Paramedical staff of district Udhampur for Integrated Management of Neonatal And Childhood Illness (IMNCI) at District Hospital Udhampur starting w.e.f 21-10-2019.






Special Outreach camp organised by office of CMO Jammu at Rani Talab slums, Digiana on 19th Oct 2019.






Awareness activities on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in various districts of Jammu division during Mental Awareness Fortnight starting from10-10-2019.






On 21-10-2019, Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day was observed in various district of Jammu division. The main function was organised by DNO, Dr. Seema Gupta, NIDDCP Cell, Directorate of Health Services Jammu in the office of Dy. CMO Jammu. DD Schemes Dr. Tasneema Banoo was the Chief Guest and AD HEB Dr. Sharda Parihar Guest of Honour on the occasion. The main participants were ASHA facilitators and ASHAs of Jammu Urban.






CME on My Care My Right World Palliative care day 12oct 2019 at Govt Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu.






BMO Chenani organised Blood Donation camp at Air force station Nathatop on 12-10-2019 where 30 bags donated by the Airforce employees.






World Arthritis Day observed in Jammu Division on 12-10-2019.






"International Day of Girl Child" observed in Jammu division on 11th of October 2019.






World Sight Day was observed in Jammu division on 10th of October 2019.






10th October 2019: DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo paid a surprise visit to DH Samba. He was accompanied by AD schemes Dr. Sunil Sharma & CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal. He went around various sections & took stock of services being provided there. He inspected Sentinel Surveillance Centre in particular & enquired about blood testing for Dengue fever from MS Dr. Indira Batyal. He directed MS to get cross examined blood samples tested positive for Dengue fever. Later he also inspected some ponds for presence of Gambusia fish.






World Mental Health Day observed on 10th of October 2019 in various districts of Jammu division.






06-10-2019: Presenting progress report ppt. of Govt. Hospital Gandhi NagarJammu regarding achievement in Pain and Palliative care CTC3 at AIIMS New Delhi in collaboration with Asia Pacific Hospice Network Singapore. Our achievement were well appreciated and IAPC (Indian Academy of Palliative care is planning to start Palliative care training course at Govt Hospital GandhinagarJammu for doctors and nurses for smooth functioning of National Palliative care Program. So far 76 patients are registed and admitted in Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar for Palliative care. More than 116 have been examined in OPD and provided these services.






0n 05-10-2019.....Bureau of Outreach Communication Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Govt.of India field outreach Bureau Udhampur organised PHOTO EXHIBITION on150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with special focus on Swachhta Hi Seva at Town Hall Udhampur. The exhibition was inaugurated by worthy DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla IAS, in the presence of ADDC Udhampur, CPO Udhampur, CMO Udhampur DIO, DHO and all other district officers. DDC paid a vist to the stalls established at the site of exhibition.






On 5th of October 2019, DDC Kishtwar inagurated Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at District Hospital Kishtwar. 27 points of blood were donated by the donors in the camp.






DHS Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo on a surprise visit to H&W centre Arnia along with CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan on 4/10/2019 at 7:30 pm to check the availability of Staff and medicines . He was satisfied with the overall condition and working of the centre and commended the MO Dr Samir on his punctuality and performance .






2nd October 2019: Kusht Mukti Abhiyan ceremony on the eve of 150th birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi in Jammu division under NLEP






2nd October 2019: On 150th Jayanti of Gandhi ji, celebrated as "SWACHH BHARAT DIWAS" swachhta activities performed in Jammu division under "Swachhta Hi Sewa Abhiyan" (15th September to 2nd October 2019). "CREATE SWACHH BHARAT...... SWACHH BHARAT IS SWASTH BHARAT.






J & K GETS THE BEST LEARNING AND SHARING SPACE AWARD AT AROGYA MANTHAN INNOVATIVE PRACTICES ADOPTED BY THE STATE IN THE IMPLEMENATION OF AB-PMJAY RECOGNIZED. National Health Authority organized two day long Arogya Manthan at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi on 30th September, 2019 and 1st October, 2019 to mark completion of one year of the implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana . All the states and union territories participated in the Manthan. State Health Agencies were asked to showcase the best practices adopted in the respective states. State Health Agency, J & K also participated by way showcasing the best practices adopted in the successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in J & K. J & K got the best learning and sharing space award during the event. Shri Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, J & K & Shri Bhupinder Kumar, Chief Executive Officer State Health Agency, J & K received the award from Hon’ble Union Health & Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harshvardhan at Vigyan Bhawan today. During the Valedictory function chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief Executive Officer National Health Agency, Dr. Indu Bhushan appreciated the efforts put in by the state in generation of golden cards. State of J & K covered 60 % of the beneficiary families, with regard to golden card generation, in less than first six months of its implementation. The innovative practices adopted by the state in generation of golden cards resulted in better utilization of services by the beneficiaries






On 28-09-2019 World Rabies Day celebrated at Govt. Polytechnic College Udhampur under the supervision of CMO Udhampur wherein lecture was delivered by nodal officer NRCP DHO Udhampur Dr.Mohd Yaseen regarding awareness about rabies. Other awareness programs regarding Rabies were conducted in various health institutions of district Udhampur.






27-09-2019: Some more glimpses of activities regarding Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign (15th September to 2nd October 2019) across Jammu division.






Special Outreach camp organised by office of CMO Jammu at Baba Basti slums , Mubarak Mandi on 28th Sept 2019.






Some more glimpses of activities under Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign (15th September to 2nd October) across Jammu division.






Daily activities under NVBDCP in district Samba. Larva breeding sites were identified and anti spraying done.






A Review meeting regarding Physical and Financial achievement of National Health Programmes:Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Jammu Divison was held today on 26.9.2019 at 11 am under the chairmanship of DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo in the presence of DD Schemes Dr. Tasnima Banoo, DD Dentistry, AD Schemes, AD HEB, All Nodal officers of National Health Programmes of Centrally Sponsored Schemes of the Directorate, Budget Finance Officer and officer/officials of the directorate.The Physical and Financial position with proposed expenditure for achieving the targets for the remaining period of current financial year 2019- 20 with Action Plan was discussed in the meeting.The Nodal officers apprised the chair regarding issues pertaining to their respective Schemes. DHS directed the concerned Nodal officers to expedite the process of distribution of funds at the earliest to achieve the targets. At District Hospital Reasi, DHS gave directions to the Medical Supdtt. Dr. Pritam Singh to complete infrastructure of Jan Aushadhi kendra. He visited Blood Bank in the emergency block and directed controller stores for procurement of equipment to make blood bank functional. He asked MS to submit list of furniture and equipment for the emergency block to make it functional. Regarding incomplete Gynae Obstetrics block and residential block, DHS directed DD Planning to take up with the executing agency. DHS also visited ANM school Reasi which is already functional with lack of furniture and equipment and directed DD Planning to update regarding funding and expenditure of the school so that GOI is apprised of release of funds for equipment and furniture. DHS visited Old hospital building and directed DD Planning to constitute a committee of experts and accordingly visit the site and submit a report to make the present building to function as Mother and Child Hospital.






On 21.9.2019 Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo visited Health Institutions in District Reasi alongwith Asstt. Director Schemes Dr. Sanjeev Puri. At District Hospital Reasi, DHS gave directions to the Medical Supdtt. Dr. Pritam Singh to complete infrastructure of Jan Aushadhi kendra. He visited Blood Bank in the emergency block and directed controller stores for procurement of equipment to make blood bank functional. He asked MS to submit list of furniture and equipment for the emergency block to make it functional. Regarding incomplete Gynae Obstetrics block and residential block, DHS directed DD Planning to take up with the executing agency. DHS also visited ANM school Reasi which is already functional with lack of furniture and equipment and directed DD Planning to update regarding funding and expenditure of the school so that GOI is apprised of release of funds for equipment and furniture. DHS visited Old hospital building and directed DD Planning to constitute a committee of experts and accordingly visit the site and submit a report to make the present building to function as Mother and Child Hospital.






Cleanliness drive in Govt. hospital Sarwal under Swachhta hi Sewa Campaign (w.e.f 15th September to 2nd October 2019)






19-09-2019: Launching ceremony of 2nd round of leprosy case detection campaign (LCDC) w.e.f 19th September to 2nd October at Kotbhalwal block of Jammu district inaugurated by SDM with ZLO, DHO, BMO and central implementor






16-09-2019: An Awareness Rally for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana was taken out from DH Reasi to the main market Agar Ballian and culminated at Govt Degree College Reasi.






Some more glimpses under Swachhta hi Sewa Campaign and no plastic use across Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar, district Kathua and Udhampur.






On 15-09-2019, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo along with Assistant Director Schemes Dr. Sanjeev Puri visited NTPHC Kud in district Udhampur. DHS took round of the hospital building and directed l/C MO to report through CMO Udhampur to DHS, the pending work of the Health Care Facility as per DPR.






Swachhta pledge under Swachhta hi Sewa Campaign (15th September to 2nd October) in district Reasi and Udhampur.






UDHAMPUR, SEPTEMBER-15:- Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar today inaugurated General Nursing Midwifery (GNM), School at Bailey, Udhampur. Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Atul Dullo, DIG Udhampur- Reasi Range Sujit Kumar Singh, District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Dr. Piyush Singla, Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Gurvinderjeet Singh were present on the occasion. The school, with state of the art facilities, houses seven laboratories including fundamental lab, MCH Lab, Community Lab, Anatomy & Physiology Lab, Computer Lab, Audio Visual Aid Lab, Nutrition Lab, a Library room besides having a Hostel Block with capacity of accommodating 40 inmates. Different courses to be pursued in this school are GNM, FMPHW Pharmacists, Lab Technician, X-ray Techinician, Dental Technician, Ophthalmic Technician, OT Technician, Anesthetic Technician and ECG Technician. After inaugurating the institute, Advisor had a round of the building and inspected class rooms, laboratories, Hostel Complex. He also interacted with staff and students of the schools Later, Advisor interacted with the district officers and reviewed the status of various projects being executed in the district under different schemes. On the occasion, the local Sarpanchs presented memorandum of their demands to the Advisor. Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Deputy Director HQ Health Services Jammu, Chief Medical Officer, Principal GNM School besides district officers, Engineers from J&K Police Housing Corporation were also present on the occasion.






On 15-09-2019, Advisor to Governor Sh. Vijay Kumar inaugurated Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery School at Ramban. Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Sh. Atal Dulloo, District Development Commissioner Sh. Nazim Zai Khan, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Samir Mattoo, AD schemes Dr. Sanjeev Puri, SSP Smt. Anita Sharma, SSP traffic Sh. J. S. Johar, CMO Ramban Dr. Janak Raj, Principal ANM School, Dr. Vinod besides various senior officers of the health department were present on the occasion. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo presented welcome address. Advisor Sh. K Vijay Kumar extended heartiest congratulations to the newely selected trainees. He also highlighted the significance of the ANM school in improving the status of paramedical education. He stressed upon students especially girls to work hard. He also appreciated the efforts of doctors and other staff towards delivering better health care facilities and assured every possible support in making it more effective. He stressed upon MS of DH Ramban to ensure grooming of this institution on the top level. Financial Commissioner Sh. Atal Dulloo said that 11 such new institutes would start functioning in current year across the state. It was also informed that total 40 seats have been approved for admission to this school, out of which 20 seats for FMPHW, 10 seats each for pharmacists and lab. Asstt. Vote of thanks was presented by principal ANM school.






Poshan Abhiyaan activities during Poshan Maah across district Samba and Rajouri






11-09-2019:-Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo conducted tour of district Ramban on 11th & 12th September 2019 along with Assistant Director ( Sch.) Dr. Sanjeev Puri. DHS visited District Hospital and Trauma Centre and was satisfied with the working of the hospital and gave direction for improvement of sanitation. Med. Supdt. was asked to submit a proposal for Machinery Equipment and staff after gap analysis to make Trauma Centre functional. On his visit to ANM School, he saw the arrangements being made for its inauguration and gave instructions to the Principal. DHS also visited Health & Wellness Centres at Nera and Chanderkot and directed to BMO Batote to make them functional. He expressed satisfaction over repair & renovation of Health & Wellness Centre Kanga. BMO was also directed to collect free medicines from Drug Ware House Doda for the Health & Wellness Centres. *12-09-2019:* DHS visited DH Batote and conducted round of the hospital, directed BMO to get survey of land demarcation in order to get encroachers clear the hospital land. Further BMO was asked to get DPR prepared for old Sanitorium building repair and renovation. DHS also visited NTPHC Thopal and directed CMO Ramban to project it for upgradation to Health & Wellness Centre.






Blood Donation Camp at SDH Sunderbani on 09.09.2019






On 7 september 2019,Financial Commissioner Sh Atal Dulloo IAS, inaugurated SNCU and Jan Aushadhi Kendra at Govt Hospital Sarwal in the presence of DHS Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo, Mr.Bhupinder Kumar MD NHM,DD HQ Dr Renu Sharma, AD Dr Sanjiv Puri,CMO Jammu Dr Danish Ayub Khan among other dignitaries . The chief guest was given a warm welcome and escorted to the office of MS Sarwal hospital where he went through all the minute details of functioning of SNCU and JAK . Later, he inaugurated the SNCU and expressed his happiness about it and interacted with the designated staff of SNCU. Later he inspected the Major OTs including the recently started separate Eye OT. He also inspected the wards and interacted with the patients and their attendants. This was followed by inauguration of JAK where he inspected the drugs available and impressed upon the doctors to prescribe these medicines which are much cheaper and of standard quality. In the end DHS Dr Samir Mattoo interacted with media persons and briefed them about the facilities inaugurated and exhorted them to give wide coverage in media so that maximum number of poeple could take the advantage of the auspicious services.






On 6th of September 2019, Financial Commissioner Shri Atal Dulloo, IAS Inaugurated General Nursing and Midwifery School Akhnoor in the presence of DHS Jammu Dr. Samir Mattoo, DD HQ, DD Schemes, DD Dentistry, State Malariologist, AD Schemes /HEB, Controller Stores, Nodal officers of DHS Jammu. Besides, CMO Jammu, Udhampur, Samba, Reasi, all officers and officials from DHS and CMO office Jammu, BMO, ZEO and CDPO Akhnoor, officers/ officials of revenue department and faculty of GNM Akhnoor were also present. The welcome address was presented by Dr. Neeta Singh, Principal GNM School Akhnoor. DHS Jammu expressed pleasure over the completion of this building. He briefed about the various type of courses to be started in the school along with the duration of each course. To beautify this Institute, he said the parks will be maintained by Social Forestry department and transportation facility will be provided very soon for the day care students. Financial Commissioner congratulated for Inauguration of GNM School Akhnoor. He said paramedics are the backbone of the health sector. He said 11 ANM and GNM schools have been sanctioned in phase one by the Government which will become operational by this year. He further said in phase two more 10 ANM/ GNM schools have been sanctioned which are at different stages of construction and are expected to be operational by next year. Two more nursing colleges will be opened in Jammu soon. He said that Government has decided to start courses like B. Sc Nursing, M. Sc Nursing and B. Sc courses in different paramedical streams to strengthen the availability of staff in the hospitals. In GMC Jammu, Srinagar and in five new Medical colleges new courses of paramedics in different streams will be introduced from where on an average 560 students will pass out every year. Financial Commissioner said comprehensive health care programme of Govt. of India will provide employment opportunity to these students besides the provision of better and affordable health care to the community. All the necessary equipments will be provided to strengthen GNM school Akhnoor. Beautification of the parks and transportation facility for this school will also be taken care of. The Inaugural function ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Danish Ayub Khan, CMO Jammu.






Distributed of Rs 75000 under Kayakalp and Rs 137500 under AB-PMJAY as prize money to different categories of employees of District Hospital Reasi today on 03 /09/2019






Fit India Movement Campaign was launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi and telecasted live on Doordarshan on 29-08-2019 at 10 am to administer the fitness pledge for all the citizens of India. The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to include physical activity and sports in their everyday lives which shall take the country towards a healthier future. It was viewed at all the public health facilities including the Health & Wellness Centres in various districts of Jammu division. The fitness pledge was taken by all the medical/ paramedical staff and the public.






GNH is Quality CERTIFIED






Today on 20.8.2019 a Review meeting regarding Operationalization of Jan Aushadhi Kendras, Health and Wellness Centers, Centrally Sponsored National Health Schemes and other issues pertaining to proper functioning of Health sector was held in the conference hall of DHS at 11 a.m, chaired by DHS Jammu, Dr.Samir Mattoo, in the presence of DDHQ Dr. Renu Sharma, DD Schemes, State Malariologist, MS Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu, DD Dentistry, CAO, DD Planning, AD Schemes/HEB, State Epidemiologist, Controller Store DHS, CMOs of Distt. Reasi, Samba, Udhampur, MS Kathua/Reasi/ Samba, BMOs of concerned districts, Nodal Officers of all Schemes, Budget Finance Officer, CHO I/c Legal Section, Officers of DHS. DHS Jammu was apprised by the concerned CMOs/MS/BMOs regarding present status of Jan Aushadhi Kendras and Health and Wellness centers of their respective district. DHS stressed upon its early Operationalization and also directed to submit list of fully functional HWC for Inauguration. Nodal officers of Centrally Sponsored Schemes discussed their issues with the CMOs/MS/BMOs. DHS stressed upon all CMOs/MS/BMO to coordinate with Nodal officers of the Directorate regarding issues in various Schemes. DHS also gave directions to improve performance regarding National Programmes and to ensure timely submission of Physical and Financial report every month and to personally monitor the various indicators to improve IMR and Anaemia Mukt Bharat.






Medical Outreach camps held in Jammu district from 19/08/19 to 30/08/2019






On 09-08-2019, a meeting under chairmanship of Principal GMC Jammu conducted in the chamber of Principal GMC regards devising strategy for prevention, diagnosis, management and public education/awareness regarding Dengue. Departmental heads from Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine and MS GMC Hospital attended the meeting. Besides Epidemiologist and Representative from NVBDCP from DHS Jammu also attended the meeting.






Special outreach camps at Kalka Colony, Khad ka Bari slum, Kalbir Basti slum, Lower Rajiv Nagar slum, Gujjar Nagar slum, Greater Kailash slums in Jammu district on 03-08-2019.






On 03-08-2019, DHS JAMMU Dr. Samir Mattoo visited the newly upgraded Health and Wellness centres of block RS Pura and took a stock of the manpower, infrastructure, drugs, diagnostics and various instruments and gadgets like biometric attendance, invertors, electric and water supply and toilet facilities in these centres. He appreciated the efforts made by BMO RS Pura and his staff in establishing these centres as per the guidelines . Accompanying him was CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan and BMO Dr. Satish.






Today, on 3.8.2019 a meeting was held in the conference hall of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu under the chairmanship of DD HQ, Dr. Renu Sharma. The meeting was conducted by Dr. Samir Padha, Nodal officer BLS/ALS, regarding BLS training of TOT of Police Department. The meeting was attended by Master Trainers of Jammu District. The agenda of the meeting was to plan and formulate the TOT training programme. The Master Trainers were apprised about the topics of BLS training and the pattern of the training to be imparted to the Police Department.






World breastfeeding week day 2nd (02-08-2019) activities in DH Samba, DH Udhampur and in DH Ramban and in various blocks of district Ramban






Breastfeeding week: Day-1 (01-08-2019) activities across District Samba






On 01-08-2019, World Breastfeeding Week (1st to 7th August) was inaugurated by Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan at Rehber-e-Sehat complex, GMC Jammu. Dy. CMO Jammu, DIO Jammu, PO ICDS, CDPO and various representatives from Health, ICDS and Food & Nutrition attended the inaugural function.






Under overall supervision of CMO Udhampur, on 1-8-2019, 1st day of World Breastfeeding week was observed in District Udhampur in various Medical blocks. The theme of this year's World Breastfeeding week is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding"






On 01-08-2019 DHS JAMMU Dr Samir Mattoo paid a surprise visit to CHC Jagti Nagrota today to take stock of the manpower, medicines and equipment. He stressed upon the punctuality of the staff and ordered the installation of biometric system of attendance in the hospital. He was accompanied by Dy. Director Dentistry Dr. Girish Gupta, AD Schemes Dr. Sanjeev Puri, and CMO Jammu Dr. Danish Ayub Khan.






On 1/08/2019, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo had a review of the ongoing works at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre Nagrota in presence of the Executing Agency Executive Engineers Civil & Electrical, PWD. He pointed necessary modifications to be carried out as per DPR. He was satisfied with the work done in the Audiovisual Room and suggested some changes in the seating arrangement and gave necessary instructions for early completion of the project. Also present were Deputy Director Dentistry, Dr Girish Gupta, Assistant Director Schemes Dr Sanjeev Puri, CMO Jammu, Dr Danish Khan, Principal JSSC, Dr Belu Sharma.






Supervision and Monitoring visit of State TB Officer Directorate of Health Services, Jammu to DTC Udhampur on 31-07-2019.






On 29th July 2019, A glorious moment for District Hospital Udhampur, where team of District Udhampur comprising DDC Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, CMO Udhampur Dr. K.C. Dogra, MS District Hospital Udhampur Dr.Vijay Kumar Basnotra and Dy. MS Dr. Vijay Raina were felicitated by Worthy Advisor to Governor Sh. K Vijay Kumar in presence of FC Health & Medical Education Sh Atal Dulloo, MD NHM Sh.Bhupinder Kumar, DHS Kashmir, all CMOs and BMOs of Kashmir Division and Kayakalp participating districts of Jammu Divison for the outstanding performance of DH Udhampur in NQAS (National Quality Assurance Standards Certification) (Ist Hospital in J&K) and Kayakalp.






On 29th July 2019, A glorious moment for District Samba when CMO Samba Dr. Rajinder Samyal & Dr. Liza I/C MO PHC Rattanpur were feliciitated by Advisor to Governor Sh. K. Vijay Kumar in presence of FC Health and Medical Education Sh. Atal Dulloo Sahib, MD NHM Sh.Bhupinder Kumar, DHS Kashmir, all CMOs and BMOs of Kashmir Division and Kayakalp participating districts of Jammu Division for the outstanding performance under Kayakalp.





World Hepatitis Day ( 28-07-2019) observed in various districts in Jammu division.




Kishtwar, July 19: For the first time, a dialysis centre offering services to Reneal failure cases at affordable rates was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar, Sh. Angrez Singh Rana at District Hospital Kishtwar under the scheme of Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis (PMND) Programme.






Visit to the site at Village Jandial, Block Kotbhalwal on 19-07-2019 for finalization with Revenue officials of 20 kanals of State land for establishment of state of Art Laboratory, by NCDC, MOH and FW New Delhi. Worthy DHS has already inspected this land and approved for the said purpose. Liaison officer Mr RK Chadha, DHS Jammu, Revenue officials and Epidemiologist carried the final liaisoning for the said land






District Hospital Udhampur attain milestone of National Certification of NQAS.






On 20th of July 2019, training program of *National Biomedical Equipment Maintenance and Management Programme* was conducted at Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of District and Sub District Hospitals of district Jammu, Samba and Kathua were present in the said workshop.






DD HQ Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma visited A/H Ghagwal on 19-07-2019 & took stock of services being provided there. She went around various sections, interacted with patients, their attendants & staff members. She also had a brief meeting with PRI members & prominent citizens in the presence of CMO Samba Dr.Rajinder Samyal, SDM Ghagwal & staff members.









On 18-07-2019, DD Schemes, Dr. Tasneema Bano inspected Sukhda Nursing Home (Urology), Triveni Nursing Home, Medicare Nursing Home and Madan Nursing Home located in Gandhi Nagar Jammu along with AD HEB, MS Govt. Hospital Sarwal, Anaesthetist, DHS Jammu, Surgeon SDH Bishnah, Gynaecologist DH Kathua and other staff members of DHS, Jammu






A meeting regarding starting of Degree Courses in various Paramedical streams in the state was held by Jammu and Kashmir State Paramedical Council on 16.7.2019 at Government Medical College Srinagar.The meeting was attended by President J&K Paramedical Council, Prof.Dr.Parvaiz Ahmed Shah (Principal Govt.Medical College Srinagar) ,Vice President and (Principal GMC Jammu), Dr.Sunanda Raina, Deputy Director HQ Jammu, Dr.Renu Sharma, Dr.Sandeep Singh, Registrar secretary and other dignitaries and members of the council. Many issues regarding Paramedical courses were discussed in detail.The various courses were B.Sc Medical Laboratory, BSc Radiology, B.Sc Cardiac Care Technology, B.Sc Operation Theatre, B.Sc Respiratory Care Technology, including B.Sc Neuroscience Technology etc. Among other issues it was decided that any student having passed the diploma course from outside the state will have to pass the EXIT exam for getting registered in the state.






Dy. Director (Schemes), Dr. Tasneema Bano inspected Atulya Diagnostic Centre, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu and Genex Diagnostic Centre, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu on 17-07-2019 along with Dr. Sharda Parihar (AD HEB), Dr. Samir Padha (Anaesthetics, DHS) and Dr. Sarla Koul (Radiologist, CD Hospital) and other staff members.






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 power point 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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