IEP Chandigarh, October 20
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar said that a special campaign should be launched to make people aware of eye donation as this donation is truly a divine deed.
Health checkups should be organized for school children at least once a year. Besides this, wide publicity should be done to make the information about the activities, programmes implemented by the National Health Mission, said Sh. Manohar Lal while presiding over the 8th General Body meeting of State Health Society, NHM Haryana held late evening on Wednesday.
Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Kamal Gupta and Development and Panchayat Minister, Sh. Devender Babli were also present at the meeting.
The Chief Minister directed the officers that the meeting of the Governing and General Body of NHM constituted at the district level must be held at least once a year.
Sh. Manohar Lal directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department that at least two or three officers should be deputed from the headquarters, who would visit the districts and hold these meetings. A separate engineering wing should be established in the health, education and sports departments, directed Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister directed that the State Action Plan for making Haryana Anemia free should also be implemented expeditiously. He further directed that a portal should be launched on which patients can register information about the need for artificial limbs.
Soon kitchen facilities should be ensured in hospitals
Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij directed the officers that work should be done at a fast pace to ensure the hospitals’ kitchen facilities so that nutritious food can be made available to the patients and their attendants. An audit of NHM should be conducted every year. A new variant of COVID-19 has been reported in some places, hence the health department should make necessary arrangements well in advance, said Sh. Anil Vij.
During the eye examination, screening for amblyopia should also be done
Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Kamal Gupta said that during an eye examination, special attention should also be done for the screening of amblyopia. Amblyopia mostly goes undiagnosed, due to which the eyesight of children becomes weak. He said that it is a vision development disorder, which affects the eyes and brain during infancy and childhood, hence it needs special attention.
A survey should be done in 4 districts in coordination with eye specialists from AIIMS
The Chief Minister was apprised that 23 eye donation centres have been set up in the state. Two eye banks will also be set up at Karnal and Nuh. A survey of Gurugram, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad and Nuh districts will be conducted with the help of ophthalmologists from AIIMS, under which eye examination of more than 20,000 people will be done. Besides this, the Jyoti app will also be launched in Haryana soon.
An amount of Rs 110 crore has been approved under Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
To further strengthen health services in Haryana, the Central Government has approved Rs 110 crore under Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission.
The Chief Minister was apprised that the Government of India has accorded administrative approval of Rs.1443.27 crore against the resource envelope of Rs. 1445.13 crores for the financial year 2022-23 and Rs.1012.12 crore for the year 2023-24 against the resource envelope of Rs.1284.14 crore for the year 2022-23. Hence the total amount of Rs 2455.39 crore has been approved for the financial year 2022-24.
The functioning of e-Sanjeevani Health and Wellness Centres gained praise in Lok Sabha
The Chief Minister was apprised that the doctors of Health and Wellness Centres, through a digital medium, are directly consulting the specialist doctors at PGIMER to get their opinions about the various health ailments to ensure better treatment for the patients. This initiative taken by the State Government has also been praised in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.
It was further informed that 6 Specialized MCH Wings would be set up at Civil Hospitals and Medical College, Nuh at Panchkula, Panipat, Faridabad, Sonipat, and Palwal to provide RMNCAH+N services in the State. The drawings for all the wings of MCH have been approved. The construction work is going on at MCH Panchkula and Panipat. The work of floating tenders for MCH Faridabad is in process.
The Chief Minister was apprised that the Government of India has approved the setting up of a High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in five Government Medical Colleges and District Hospitals of Faridabad, Gurugram and Panchkula in the State.
Haryana’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as per SRS 2020 is 28, which was 41 in 2013. It has come down significantly by 13 points. There are 24 Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) along with KMCU, 66 Neo born Stabilization Units (NBSUs), 318 Newborn Care Corners (NBCCs) and 11 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centers (NRCs) in the state.
E-Sanjeevani, an online stay-home OPD facility started under the government’s national teleconsultation services have also been started in Haryana. Under this service, one can consult a doctor using a laptop/desktop or android smartphone.
Under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), students from economically weaker sections studying in government schools, as well as private schools, are being covered. RBSK is an innovative and ambitious initiative that envisages child health check-ups and early intervention services. It is a systematic approach to the early detection and care of medical conditions and the relationship between support and treatment. 152 surgeries have been done under RBSK.
Non-official members of NHM Haryana also attended the meeting and gave important suggestions for the implementation of the activities being implemented by NHM.
Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. Mahavir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats, Sh. Anil Malik, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Smt. G. Anupama, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Mission Director, NHM Haryana, Sh. Prabhjot Singh and other senior officers were present.