Health and Family Welfare Minister TS Singhdeo have stated that sickle cell testing and treatment will be available in all district hospitals beginning in October. He stated that in the coming month, samples would be collected from all surrounding areas of Hamar Lab to provide pathology lab services to the public at a low cost so that people could access pathology services at their local health centre. Today, he was reviewing the work of the Health Department.
In the meeting, Health Minister took information from the health officials about the preparations for Sickle Cell Management. He reviewed various health programs, including Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic Yojna, Wellness Center, and Bio-Medical Waste Management. He asked the health officials to provide treatment and counselling facilities to the maximum number of patients coming to all the hospitals during the meeting. In the meeting Secretary of Health Department Prasanna R., Director of Health Services Bhim Singh, Director of National Health Mission Bhoskar Vilas Sandipan, Director Epidemic Control Dr Subhash Mishra and Chief Medical and Health Officers and Civil Surgeons of all the districts were also present.
In the meeting, the Health Minister honoured three Health Officers (I) of Usoor Community Health Center in Bijapur district, Jyoti Sidar, Nagmani Chilmul and Ramesh Gaddem, with a citation and a shawl for their remarkable contribution to the COVID vaccination. These three health warriors had done the vaccination of the people reaching village Marudbaka by crossing three rivers filled with knee-to-knee water for vaccination on foot.
Secretary, Health Department, Prasanna R. Given the increasing cases of TB in the state, the Chief Minister asked to increase the testing of TB patients by ensuring the availability of lab technicians in every CHC for testing TB patients, especially in three districts Korba, Jashpur and Jagdalpur along with all the districts. He instructed to ensure the identification of leprosy patients by doing home visits. He directed that all family welfare resources be made available, particularly at all state CHC levels. Prasanna R. directed that IPD services be made available in all district hospitals, particularly at night.
In the meeting, along with the works of OPD, IPD in hospitals, family welfare, leprosy, PCPNDT Act, mental health programmes, health facilities provided through primary, community, district and civil hospitals, infrastructure development in hospitals, NHM, national veterans Health Protection Programme, National Deafness Prevention and Control Programme, National Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke Control and Prevention Program etc. were reviewed.