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Health Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said an awareness campaign would be launched to reduce the child mortality rate in the state. Under which pregnant women will be motivated to deliver in government hospitals through ASHA. To make this campaign successful, the nursing staff and ASHAs will be given special training under the National Health Mission. At the same time, a public awareness campaign will be conducted for 15 days from August 16 to free the state from tuberculosis by the year 2024. The officials of the department have been instructed to prepare an action plan in this regard .
The Minister of Health held a review meeting of the department at the General Directorate of Health on Wednesday. In which it was explained that the current infant mortality rate in the state is 27 per 1000 births. The Minister of Health ordered officials to draw up an action plan to reduce the infant mortality rate. Because of this, pregnant women will be motivated to give birth in hospitals through ASHA. Women will also be sensitized about the health facilities and nutritious food provided during pregnancy. Nursing staff will receive special training at the National Health Mission to make institutional birth safer. So that the current infant mortality rate in the state can be reduced to a minimum.
He said that 343 Pikku and 119 Nikku wards are being established in district hospitals and medical colleges. Where babies can get better treatment immediately if any kind of health problem arises. He directed the departmental officers to execute a special awareness program to make the state TB free by 2024. Under which, apart from conducting a public awareness campaign on TB in the state from 16 of August for fifteen days, patients with tuberculosis will also be identified.
The meeting reviewed the progress of work related to the establishment of 115 approved urban health and welfare centers across the state. On which the officials said that under the 15th Finance Commission, 115 urban health and welfare centers and 23 polyclinics have been approved across the state. The bidding process is ongoing sanctioning an amount of 81.57 million for its constitution.
In the meeting, Health Secretary Radhika Jha, Additional Health Secretary and NHM Mission Director Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar Director General Medical Education Dr Ashish Srivastava Director General Health Dr Shailja Bhatt Additional Secretary Amandeep Kaur Additional Director Urban Development Ashok Pandey Director NHM Dr Saroj Naithani Director Dr Mitu Shah and other departmental officers. .