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Bhopal City
Health examination drive for 30pluse people in urban areas
06-07-2014

BHOPAL: A health examination campaign is under consideration for examining blood pressure, diabetes and heart ailments in people over 30 years in urban areas in Madhya Pradesh, informed at a state-level quarterly meeting of health workers here on Saturday. This will benefit outpatients in hospitals.

The meeting, chaired by Principal Secretary Health Praveer Krishna, was informed that now National Rural Health Mission has been re-named as National Health Mission and it would provide health services in urban areas too. Attention will be paid mainly to vaccination, Janani Suraksha Yojana and implementation of National Health Programme. Work to increase health awareness will also be undertaken through Mohalla Arogya Samitis.

The Principal Secretary directed all Chief Medical and Health Officers to pay constant attention to maternal and infant health safety, TB control, cancer treatment, fluorosis and prevention of seasonal diseases.

All officers from districts were directed to ensure cleanliness at hospitals, safety of patients and clean drinking water arrangements. Quality of food should also be monitored.

It was directed not to hide information even if a single case of malaria, diarrhoea, dengue etc. is noticed. Instead, efforts should be made to check disease spread and make people aware about health. Apart from cleaning of village wells, lakes etc. from time to time, bleaching powder and chlorine should also be used as per requirement.

Health Commissioner Pankaj Agrawal, Mission Director NRLM Faiz Ahmad Kidwai and Director Health Rajiv Dube were also present on the occasion.