Srinagar: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Saturday observed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Day across Kashmir hospitals on the eve of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which is celebrated throughout the country.
A spokesperson of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said special sanitation drives were carried out in all the hospitals. In hospitals, employees pledged for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The hospitals conducted sanitation drives/awareness programs in under their administrative control and held ceremonies regarding Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
In this connection, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather visited various hospitals and encouraged hospitals employees for the same.
He supervised drives at JLNM Hospital, UPHC Batamaloo and CHC Khanyar. At UPHC Batmaloo the director distributed sweets among sweepers, helpers, health care workers and the general public also and token appreciation for their contribution for the celebration of the day.
AT JLNM he participated in the cleanliness drive. “We pledge that we all can together maintain sanitation in hospitals, localities and in communities. Sanitation is an essential part for human health. We all can prosper only when we are healthy,” the director said.
He also encouraged the employees of the department for holding sanitation drives and appealed to people to maintain sanitation for their wellbeing.
Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission is a country-wide campaign initiated by the Government of India in 2014 to eliminate open defecation and improve solid waste management.