Budgam : The Health Department Budgam Monday conducted Mega Health Melas in Soibugh, Magam and Khansahab medical blocks, where hundreds of patients were screened and provided free medicine.
In Soibugh Block, the Health Mela was held at NTPHC Wahabpora and was inaugurated by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Budgam, Dr AkramullahTak.
The mela was held in collaboration with 2RR Daharmunah Camp.
On the occasion, ADDC inspected the medical stalls and enquired about the health care facilities from the general public.
Addressing a gathering, the ADDC said that the aim of these Health Melas is to aware people about all government health related schemes and ensure benefits of these schemes reach the maximum number of people in the district.
He said that the health department has also roped in various other departments including Food Safety, Ayush and Youth Service and Sports Budgam for mass awareness on nutritious food, Yoga and other health beneficial training and exercises for the general public.
He said that through these medical stalls, people not only are being screened by the doctors and being provided free medicine but also being given awareness regarding all health related schemes.
The ADDC further appealed to the general public to register under these health schemes including Ayushman Bharat, Golden Card to avail Rs. 5 lac health insurance cover per annum and treatment benefits at both government and empanelled private hospitals free of cost.
During the health melas, medical stalls of Gynae, ENT, Eye, Child Health specialty, dermatology, general medicine, ortho, mental health, dental and other stalls were established where health checks of hundreds of patients were conducted by the doctors and other paramedical staff deployed there.
The patients also availed free medicine at first aid counter, child vaccination, while facilities like family welfare, Ayush, RBSK, RNTCP were also provided to the general public.
Speaking on the occasion, CMO Budgam, Dr TajamulHussain Khan deliberated on the importance of holding these melas for the welfare and wellbeing of the general public.
He said that health melas are being conducted in each medical block of the district to boost our healthcare system and enlighten people about government schemes for their health and treatment.
On the occasion, a group of students presented a variety of cultural programmes and nukkadnatak to raise awareness on Health care facilities.
Various other stalls including Food Safety, Ayushman Bharat Golden cards registration, CSC and other stalls were also established for awareness and registration of beneficiaries under various schemes.
Meanwhile, YSS and Ayush department also imparted sports and Yoga related training and other related health benefit information to the general public.
Among others, concerned BMOs, Food Safety Officers, senior medicos and others were also present on the occasion