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Chhattisgarh News
Chhattisgarh to observe September as Child Protection Month
21-08-2014

RAIPUR: September 2014 will be observed as Child Protection Month in Chhattisgarh. Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal, in the departmental review meeting organised here on Wednesday, asked the officers to make preparations for the Child Protection Month.

The minister said that in the child protection month beginning from September 2, to save children from different diseases, vaccination would be administered to them on each Tuesday and Friday at all government district hospitals, community and primary health centres and sub health centres. Along with children, programme would be conducted for the health protection of their mothers also, he added.

The health minister said that provision has been made in the Sanjeevni Kosh Yojana to provide financial assistance to the patients suffering from 30 serious diseases. To provide benefit of the scheme to such patients, special camps would be organised at about 200 localities of the state after September 15.

Agrawal stressed on the need for making online the facilities to the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Baal Hriday Suraksha Yojana, Mukhyamantri Baal Shravan Yojana and Sanjeevni Kosh Yojana. He said that Mukhyamantri Baal Hriday Suraksha, free treatment is being provided to the heart patient children up to 15 years of age, who is domicile of Chhattsigarh, at six registered hospitals of the state. Under the scheme, free treatment and operation of 4,500 children have been done so far.

The minister instructed the officers to make preparation for imparting training on speech therapy to doctors under the Mukhyamantri Baal Shravan Yojana.