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  Sh.Satya Pal Malik
  Hon'ble Governor, J&K
  Sh. K Vijay Kumar
  Advisor to Hon'ble Governor, J&K
  Mr. Atul Dulloo, IAS
  Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education
  Dr. Samir Mattoo
  Director Health Service, Jammu



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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