GUWAHATI, April 21: As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence and to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centre in the state, Block Health Mela was organised at Manikgang Secondary School under Resubelpara C&RD block on Thursday.
Speaking at the programme as the chief guest, Timothy D Shira, deputy speaker and local MLA lauded the office of DM&HO for organising the Health Mela in the rural area where a large number of rural people will be benefited from the programme.
He apprised the gathering that the Mela brings health care services closer to the community and urged upon them to participate in the various health services which were being provided free of cost.
Informing of the availability of Covid-19 vaccine for children of 12 – 15 years, he urged them to take the vaccine and further appealed to the eligible beneficiaries who have not taken the vaccine to administer the shot.
He also highlighted the advantage of MHIS and pressed the gathering to enroll under the scheme and avail the benefits.
Several maternal and child health schemes like PMSMA, JSSK and others were also made aware to the public. Activities such as blood pressure screening, anaemia screening, oral dental care, gynae – obstetrics care, paediatric care, Covid-19 vaccination, mental health care among others were held to mark the day long programme.
It was also informed that for better health care services, 11 PHCs and 37 sub-centres within the district have been upgraded to Health & Wellness Centre.
Services being provided under the centre are tele-consultation, non-communicable disease screening and health promotion through yoga.
Others who spoke during the programme were deputy commissioner, RP Marak, Dr RK Sangma and Dr Lincy Nokme Marak.
Superintendent of police, AT Sangma, BDO, Rojalinda D Shira, Dr S. Boro, DM&HO among others were also present during the programme.