DC Gbl reviews functioning of HWCs
GANDERBAL: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal Shyambir on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the health department to review the functioning of Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs) in the district.
At the outset, brief discussion was held regarding the functioning of HWCs including availability of health services, manpower and screening of population in the district.
The meeting also discussed the status of screening of the entire population through Health teams and ASHAs in the district.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) informed that the maximum population has been screened.
The DC directed the CMO to chalk out the action plan through BMOs which is applicable so that screening of the remaining population is completed in a mission mode.
He directed all the BMOs to ensure all ASHAs are well trained in filling the Community Based Assessment Checklist (CBAC) Form which is imperative for early Detection of Non Communicable Diseases and other chronic diseases so that a safe and secure environment is ensured to our population.
Speaking on the occasion, DC said that H&WCs wee envisaged to deliver an expanded range of services to address the primary health care needs of the entire population in their area including free essential drugs and diagnostic services.
He emphasized on keeping people healthy by engaging and empowering individuals and communities to choose healthy behaviours and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and morbidities.
The DC Ganderbal later chaired a meeting of concerned officers to discuss the progress on implementation of the GAASH Literacy campaign in the district.
The DC directed all the concerned departments to put in collective efforts to make the campaign successful in the district.
The GAASH Literacy campaign was recently launched by the district administration with the purpose to enlighten general masses who are illiterate about the importance of “being literate”.
The program officer ICDS briefed the meeting about the action plan and informed that various awareness programs are running effectively in various Anganwadi centers of the district.
The DC directed all the concerned departments to ensure mass mobilization involving Aganwardi workers, teachers, MSK and SHG members who shall teach the identified beneficiaries in their areas of operation so that the purpose of launching a literacy campaign is achieved.