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```On July 20th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *As a part of the ongoing activities under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and in collaboration with MAAYA Cleft and Craniofacial Centre, Srinagar, a one-day cleft lip/palate screening cum awareness drive was organized at the District Early Intervention Centre, Rajouri*. The initiative was a joint effort by the MAAYA Cleft and Craniofacial Centre, Srinagar, and the District Health Society Rajouri. The Block Mobile Health teams under RBSK screened and identified children from various blocks with developmental defects requiring early surgical intervention to prevent permanent disabilities in later life. During this drive, a total of 10 children with cleft lip/palate were screened. Concurrently, health education was provided to their parents on the early identification of these defects and the critical importance of early surgical treatment. The screening drive was conducted under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Rajouri, Dr. M.L. Rana, with the participation of all RBSK teams of District Rajouri and the DEIC Manager. A comprehensive plan of action was formulated in consultation with MAAYA Cleft Centre to ensure the early and timely surgical intervention for these patients. Surgeries will be performed free of cost, with additional support for food, transportation, and medicine provided by the Centre. 2. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Village Prori*: The Mobile Medical Unit, in collaboration with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at the remote village of Prori. This initiative aimed to improve healthcare accessibility and provide timely medical assistance to the local community. Through their collaborative efforts, the camp effectively met healthcare needs, enhancing community well-being, and raising healthcare awareness. 3. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Mobile Health Teams conducted comprehensive district-wide screening sessions*, prioritizing children's health in various Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This proactive initiative focuses on early detection and timely intervention to ensure optimal well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program provides prompt healthcare services, enhancing overall child health in the district. RBSK's dedicated efforts aim to bridge the gap in healthcare services for children, ensuring they receive necessary medical attention and support for a healthy future. 4. Malaria Outreach Initiative: Malaria teams launched a comprehensive awareness campaign across the district, targeting various zones with informative posters and engaging community interactions The initiative aimed to educate residents on malaria prevention and treatment, promoting proactive measures to combat the disease. Through dedicated efforts, the teams successfully raised awareness and empowered communities to take control of their health, fostering a malaria-free environment. This outreach initiative is a significant step towards eradicating malaria and ensuring the well-being of district residents. 5.Plantation drive in District Rajouri. 6. ASHA functionality work done reviewed in District Rajouri. 7. Health Mela conducted in district.


On the directions of DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Mangotra and Deputy Commissioner Kathua Dr Rakesh Minhas today on 20-07-2024, a Multi-speciality Disability camp for Disable persons was organised at CHC Parole, Kathua. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Vijay Raina, CMO Kathua following which 268 persons were screened and took benefit of this camp. Out of 268, 195 Disability Certificates were issued on the spot and 73 cases were screened for further revaluation. The PRIs and local people of block thanked CMO Kathua and BMO Nagri Parole for arranging such camps at block level for the ease of the deserved public. CMO Kathua assured that these types of camps shall continue at all Medical block level for the benefit of needy people. It is pertinent to mention here that in last seven months it is sixth such camp and 2nd in this block where more than 1000 deserved public took benefits.


District level coordination committee meeting (DLCC)under National tobacco control program Ws held today in District Samba under the chairmanship of District development commissioner Sh Abhishek Sharma IAS .key stakeholders from different departments like Chief education officer ,chief agriculture officer SDMs,Tehsildars,block development officers,EO municipalities ARTO ,Drug controller Dysp ,SHOs were among many other participants.Chief medical officer Dr Vidhi Bhatial narrated various activities undertaken by health department Samba under this program like awareness activities,enforcement drives,challaning of COTPA violators,tobacco free govt offices,Tobacco free educational institutions,Tobacco free village initiatives etc along with line departments.Directions were issued by the chair to undertake all activities mandated under the program to all concerned departments. Dy CMO,DHO,DIO,Medical superintendent DH ,BMOs District epidemiologist, DMEO ,DAM were also present .Meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair


"District Administration Samba Reviews Key Health Programs Samba, 20/7/24 : Deputy Commissioner Samba, Mr. Abhishek Sharma, chaired a review meeting of various health programs in the district. The meeting was attended by all district and block officers. The key programs reviewed included: - PCPNDT: Strict vigilance on government and private ultrasound clinics to stop sex determination and female foeticide . - Infant and Maternal Death review was also taken :Low rates in the district were noted which was appreciated by the chair .further the issues were discussed with the clinical experts and the concerned were accordingly directed to give awareness to the families regarding Infant care . - District Level Coordination Committees: The chair directed to take strict Action against COTPA Act violators . - NPCCHH: Instructions were passed to Increased the awareness activities regarding NPCCHH - Upcoming Dengue Season: An inter-sectoral approach was directed to tackle the season. The Deputy Commissioner emphasized the importance of collective efforts to achieve better health outcomes . ‎


Team from DHS Jammu conducts comprehensive inspection of health services in Doda* In continuation of ongoing administrative inspections for bringing reforms and uniformities in all the departments and on the directions of worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, a team from DHS Jammu headed by Deputy Director (Dentistry) Jammu Dr Sanjay Sharma visited District Doda on 20-07-2024 in connection with the administration inspection of different health facilities. During the visit, the team visited CHC Bhaderwah and CHC Thathri and later on visited the office of CMO Doda, where they checked and made thorough inspection of all the relevant records and parameters indicated in their checklist. The visiting team conducted in-depth discussion on important issues, on the spot inspections of records and reviewed the implementation of guidelines and model proforma devised by the Govt. for administartive inspection. The Dy Director (D) Dr Sanjay Sharma also held a meeting with CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, BMO Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor and all the Dealing Assistants of the office who were present in the meeting and emphasized that such inspection will definitely help in bringing more reforms and transparency in administration for delivering better health care to the patients. The team accompanying Dy DHS (D) comprised Sh Shashi Paul (AAO and Sh Romesh Kumar (Head Assistant).


On 20th of July 2024 , a Laparoligation Camp was held at SDH Jagti.The camp was organized by Dr. Sanjay Raina, Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti in collaboration with BMO Dansal Dr. Manzoor. A total of 10 procedures were done successfully and patients were given free medicines followed by discharge. Dr. Anshu Charak Consultant Gynaecologist SDH Jagti, Dr. Susan Dhar Consultant Anaesthetist SDH Jagti , Dr. Meena Bharti Medical Officer, NTPHC Nagrota, OT Technicians Sh. Ashish Bhatti and Sh. Pardeep Singh Jamwal, Smt. Rajni Sharma Sr. Staff Nurse, SDH Jagti,Sh. Anil Sharma Pharmacist, PHC Dansal performed the procedures. Logistic support was provided by Deputy CMO Jammu Dr Arti Nayar. Besides hands on training was imparted to three Gynaecologists from SDH Billawar, SDH Mendhar and DH Reasi by Dr. Anshu Charak Consultant Gynaecologist, SDH Jagti.


Under the directions of Worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, a workshop on Biomedical Waste Management was conducted at PHC Bhor Camp, Block Sohanjana on 20th July 2024 by Nodal Officer BMW Dr. Simmi Verma (Assistant Director HEB) The workshop was attended by BMO Sohanjana Dr. Vijay Sharma, Nodal Officer BMW Block Sohanjana Dr. Deepak Khullar,I/C PHC Bhor Camp Dr. Sangeeta Dhar,Dr. Anju Sharma M.O and all the MLHPs of the Block and all the ASHAs of the Block.


Under the directions of Worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra a mock drill for Fire safety measures was conducted today on 20/07/2024 in Directorate of Health Services Jammu by Mr.Ravi Jaitly, Manager Fire Escort Services in which DHS along with all the Officers and Officials, Staff members of Directorate and CMO Office participated. DHS Jammu gave an introductory informative lecture regarding the fire safety measures to be adopted, Dos and Donts in case of fire episode at any point.DHS instructed all concerned DDOs to install Fire exit sign boards and fire extinguishers at appropriate poiints where required. DHS thanked Manager Fire Escort services for conducting Mock drill in a very cordial manner.


On 19.7.24, DHS Dr Rakesh Magotra chaired a meeting regarding Conduction of DPC that was attended by all clerical heads of Directorate. DHS directed all present in the meeting to complete the process of preparing of seniority lists at the earliest so that DPC can be conducted at the earliest.


As a part of outreach activity under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), a health team from Medical Block Thathri under the guidance of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar and BMO Thathri Dr. Shafqat Javeed Zarger visited Govt High School Bhalara, High School Poneja and HWC Poneja on 19.07.2024 in connection with RKSK implementation programme and screening cum awareness of adolescent students about nutrition, Mensuration Hygiene Scheme, sexual & reproductive health besides screening for various disease as prescribed under RBSK scheme and RKSK Scheme. On this occasion, the students were educated about health hygiene, various diseases, preventive measures, sanitation and environment for good health besides awareness was also generated about the ongoing Anaemia Mukt Bharat Campaign for which necessary medicines were distributed among them. Those who were the part of health team includes Dr Anamika (MO RBSK), Sh Pinku Sharma ( Block Coordinator Adolescent Health RKSK), Mr Tariq Hussain Pharmicist RBSK and Staff of SC Bhalra and HWC Poneja.


Antenatal check up camp in Block Thakrakote district Reasi, NCD screening and Hb checkup done.Iron and Folic acid tablets distributed among beneficiaries.


World population fortnight was celebrated in District Kathua wherein different activities were carried on….a laproligation camp was organised at CHC Hiranager,wherein 5 no of cases got ligated by Dr. Renu Sudha and team Total no .Female sterlization =5 At CHC Nagri Parole Antra injection = 28 Cu-T =32 Overall work in whole district Kathua IUCD services =75 ANTARA dose 1=67 ANTARA dose 2=6 ANTARA dose3=1 Cu-T =32


Under the guidance of worthy Director health services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit ( MMU) Jammu ,organized a health check up and awareness camp today on 19/07/2024 at village N.S Pura ,Pargwal(Block Pallanwala). 36patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension & Diabetes An awareness lecture regarding signs , symptoms prevention and self protection from Dengue and malaria was given by the medical officer MMU.


Under the guidance and supportive supervision of Dr Vidhi Bhatial, Chief Medical Officer Samba, the following health activities were conducted on 18/7/24 in district Samba 1. Medical camp at ARTO office Samba for the health checkup of drivers and awareness imparted to them under nasha mukt bharat abhiyan. 2. NCD checkups done during the VHNDS at AWCs . 3. Distribution of ORS sachets and zinc tablets to beneficiaries under Intensified diarrhea control programme. 4. Distribution of iron and folic acid tablets to children,adolescents and women under anemia mukt bharat abhiyan. 5. Demonstration of proper handwashing technique under STOP DIARRHOEA CAMPAIGN. 6. Awareness imparted to participants about the PCPNDT Act during the health melas conducted. 7. Awareness imparted to patients visiting the health centres regarding the importance of plantation and prevention from air pollution under National programme for climate change and human health. 8. Plantation drives in different health institutions of District. 9. Door to door Distribution of ORS sachets to under five children by ASHA WORKERS


On 18-07-2024 District Programme coordinator District Rajouri in collaboration with MMU / RBSK team Conducted a Awareness /Screening Camp at Androoth ( Block Nowshera) during which awareness regarding Tuberculosis it's symptoms, Prevention, treatment, Nikshay Poshan Yojana, Myths and misconceptions of TB, group at high risk for development of TB, PMTMBA , reducing stigma against TB, MDR TB etc. spreaded among the Public. Screening of all the people's including children has done. Also visited Health & Wellness Centre Rajpur Bhatta & met with Dr.Rishika Sharma (MLHP ) and discussed the issues regarding low referral and requested for Increasing Referral i.e 10% of total OPD.


On 18.7.24 RBSK TEAM B SunderBani conducted Medical camps at AWCs in BAMBLIYA & KANTHA . Team provided medicines like iron folic acid, albendazole, calcium, ors and zinc to the beneficiaries. HB tests done there to rule out Anemia under ANEMIA MUKT BHARAT ABHIYAN and team also gave awareness on general hygiene, anemia, balanced diet, dengue, diarrhoea, water borne diseases, hand washing ayushman scheme .


On 18.7.24, MMU camp organised by MMU team alongwith support of RBSK team and local staff of PHC at tribal village Androoth block Nowshera District Rajouri. Onspot services were provided to the masses as free screening, medicine distribution and investigation. Also awareness lectures delivered regarding TB, different health schemes, general hygiene by the team members (DPC -NTEP Miss Nisha Devi and Dr Rajan RBSK ).


Under the able guidance of CMO Rajouri Dr Manohar Lal Rana, and supervision of BMO Kalakote Dr Sham Lal, Open Cholecystectomy in a 53 years old female patient suffering from symptomatic Cholelithiasis, conducted free of cost under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY at CHC Kalakote by Dr Waseem Akram Surgeon, Dr Wasim Chouhan Anaesthetist, Mr Sanjay Gupta Pharmacist, Mr Daleep Kumar OT tech, Pardeep Singh MTS and team of CHC Kalakote.


After reopening of educational institutions after summer break in the district, the RBSK Teams of Block Ghat as per their routine work, organized screening camps in different schools in the Medical Block Ghat as on 18-07-2024. The drive was held under the guidance of BMO Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor and overall supervision of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar. During the camp, the health team of RBSK Ghat screened the students and educated them about various diseases as notified under RBSK scheme besides education on maintaining proper health and hygiene was also imparted to the students by the teams, followed by a live demonstration on various techniques of hand washing


On 18-07-2024, a joint team of officials from the Central Government and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir conducted an inspection (Physical & virtual) of the site proposed by UT of Jammu and Kashmir at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Gangyal, Jammu, for setting up a Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) under PM-ABHIM. Virtual meeting was held in the office of Medical Superintendent Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal Jammu with DDG Disaster Management Cell, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare- GOI Dr Yogesh and Mr Irfan Architect from the central Team & Mrs. Rajni Charak, State Nodal Officer of Disaster Management & Director Planning NHM J&K, Dr. Shazia Wafai, Senior CMO (SAG) RoHFW, J&K, Srinagar, Dr. Harjeet Rai, State Surveillance officer Jammu, Dr. Gurmeet Kour Medical Superintendent, Nodal officer from the Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal, Jammu, Mr. Ajay Kumar, State Microbiologist IDSP Jammu Division, Mr. Harjot Singh J.E from PW(R&B) and discussed the detailed plan for establishing HEOC. It was Followed by the physical inspection of the site by the state team in-person and Central team via virtual mode. The HEOC, under PM-ABHIM, aims to strengthen the emergency response system and provide real-time monitoring and surveillance of public health emergencies. The inspection team evaluated the infrastructure, connectivity, and other essential requirements for setting up the HEOC. The joint inspection demonstrates the commitment of the Central Government and the UT of Jammu and Kashmir to enhance healthcare facilities in the region. The setting up of the HEOC at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital will significantly benefit the people of Jammu and Kashmir.


Antenatal check up camp in Block Thakrakote district Reasi, NCD screening and Hb checkup done.Iron and Folic acid tablets distributed among beneficiaries.


On 18.7.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra chaired a meeting regarding status of Oxygen Generation Plant facility in Health institutions of Jammu Division and its related issues. The meeting was attended physically by MS Gandhinagar Dr. Hamid Zargar, DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, CAO Ms Deepshikha Sharma, DD Planning Dr.Monika, CoS Dr.RiteshKhullar, SE Mechanical Division Mr.K.K.Khanna, Ex EN Mr.Vishal Mahajan along with other Officers of Mechanical wing, CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh, MS Sarwal/ Jagti, CMO Kathua/ Samba/Ramban/ Doda/Rajouri, DHO Reasi and virtually attended by CMO Poonch/Kishtwar. DHS took stock of status of OGP from all stakeholders, whether functional or non functional, so that proposal for CAMC ( Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract) can be deliberated. DHS instructed CMOs/MS to work out the issues related to OGP and put forward the requirement so that estimate shall be incorporated in the budget.


Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer (CMO)Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhatial, and the diligent efforts of Block Medical Officer (BMO) Ramgarh, Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, a special enforcement drive for the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003 was conducted on July 16, 2024. This initiative, led by Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, Naib Tehsildar Ramgarh Jaimal Kumar, and Sub-Inspector of Police Station Ramgarh Rajat, resulted in the issuance of three challans under Section 4 of the Act to individuals found smoking in public places. The drive was further supported by Junior Health Inspectors (JHIs) Parshotam Kumar and Parshotam Lal, as well as Dental Technician Harminder Pal Singh. Their active participation underscored the collaborative effort required to enforce public health laws effectively. In addition to the enforcement actions, the team also engaged in awareness activities, educating the public about the hazards of tobacco use and the legal ramifications of smoking in prohibited areas. This concerted effort aimed to foster a tobacco-free environment and promote healthier lifestyles within the community.


Diffrent processions in Distt Poonch on Yoom-e- Ashura, 10th Muharram culminated peacefully on 17th July 2024. Required Medical facilities provided on the direction of Worthy Adm Secretary Health And Medical Education Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, DHSJ Dr.Rakesh Magotra, under the supervision of CMO Poonch physically also attended by CMO,Dy CMO, BMOs Mandi,Surankote & Mendher.


Under the able administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Sayed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, today on 16.7.24 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited SDH Bishnah (District Jammu).On the occasion DHS along with Hon'ble DDC Member inaugurated newly installed PATIENT LIFT at the 3- storyed SDH building in presence of CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh ,BMO Bishnah Dr.Shamim Choudhary ,Staff of SDH and local Media. On the occasion inauguration of TRUNAT Machine,donated by POWER GRID was also done in presence of Executive Director PowerGrid Corporation (North zone- 2) Sh.Rajesh Kumar, their Senior Manager and incharge STO Jammu Dr.Jyoti Jolly. The efforts of the Power Grid Management for the kind gesture of donating 6 TRUNAT Machines to the Health deptt which will go a longway in the Elimination of TB was highly appreciated by all. A Review meeting was also held in presence of Hon'ble DDC member Bishnah Sh. Dharminder Kumar & Staff of SDH.The PPT presentation was done by BMO Bishnah Dr.Shamim Choudhary.Various issues were discussed in detail regarding workdone,implementation of e Sehaj, ABHA ID, Ayushman Bharat, QR CODE PAYMENT, e- Office .Special emphasis was made to increase Obs/Gynae, Surgical, Orthopedic and Eye operations at SDH. DHS along with DDC Member appreciated the upkeep of the hospital and maintenance of various sections by BMO Bishnah and staff.The session ended with Vote of Thanks by BMO Bishnah.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra visits SDH Bishnah along with CMO Jammu Dr. Harbaksh Singh, DNO/STO Jammu Dr. Jyoti Jolly today on 16.7.24. Inaugurated Patient Lift and TRUNAT Machine.


Under the guidance and support of worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a medical check- up camp today on16/07/2024 at Shelter home Boria Basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined for various ailments and were provided free medicines.


Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr.Anil Manhas an enforcement drive regarding the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003 was conducted. The drive, led by Dr. Vijay Lachotra, the District Nodal Officer for the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), along with other staff members, targeted the area adjoining the CMO office. On July 16, 2024, 14 violators were fined under Section 4 of COTPA.


*On July 15th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *A Medical Disability Camp was organized at ThanaMandi to provide essential services to the underprivileged.* The camp featured a dedicated team from the District Medical Board and consultants. The team issued Disability and Old Age Certificates. The camp aimed to support the underprivileged by facilitating their access to necessary medical certifications, which are often required for various social welfare schemes. This initiative is undertaken to improve healthcare accessibility and support vulnerable populations. This initiative is undertaken to improve healthcare accessibility and support vulnerable populations. 2. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Border area of Gambhir Mughlan *: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at Gambhir Mughlan, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 3. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 4. *World Population Day was observed across various health institutions in District Rajouri*. The events focused on raising awareness about population issues, promoting family planning, and ensuring access to health services. Health professionals conducted seminars, workshops, and outreach programs to educate the community on the importance of population control and sustainable development. 5. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District.


*On July 13th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Mangota*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at Mangota, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 2. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 3. *World Population Day was observed across various health institutions in District Rajouri*. The events focused on raising awareness about population issues, promoting family planning, and ensuring access to health services. Health professionals conducted seminars, workshops, and outreach programs to educate the community on the importance of population control and sustainable development. 4. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment.


On 13.7.24,under the able administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Sayed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS and in continuation to the District reviews on outreach basis, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took a review meeting of the workdone of Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu in presence of the Medical Suptd.GNH Jammu Dr.Hamid Zargar and the staff of different sections including consultants. The PPT presentation was given by Dy MS GNH Dr.Balvinder Singh. The review of workdone under various schemes was done with interactive session on various issues to improve the functioning of GNH to next level. Issues related to handover of underutilized MCH building from GMC JAMMU was also discussed for better implementation of new initiatives and mandatory increase of bed strength from 160 to 200 for start of DNB Programme in Ortho and Paediatrics in GNH.DHS appreciated the receipt of KAYAKALAP Award to GNH JAMMU and reiterated the staff to work hard for NQAS award certification.


Worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited RGH Gangyal on 11th July afternoon for inspection of the proposed training hall to be used for imparting Tuberculosis training/awareness for health professionals along with STO Jammu. After that DHS had an interactive session with the whole staff of Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal and took first hand information regarding the hospital. MS RGH Dr Gurmeet Kour gave brief power point presentation regarding hospital infrastructure and work done details. Emphasis on the deficiencies and requirement of manpower, material and equipments was made and MS urged Worthy Director to consider them on priority basis, so that hospital can be made fully functional for 24*7 in best interest of the patient care delivery system. The Worthy Director made assurance of the needful to make RGH Centre of excellence in Jammu City.


As part of the ongoing Sampoornata Abhiyan initiative under the Aspirational Block Programme in Thakrakote (July-September), the Department of Health, following the directives of the esteemed Deputy Commissioner Reasi, organized a screening camp today on 12.7.24 at Chinkah Panchayat District Reasi.The camp offered free diabetes, hypertension screenings, and general health checkups to residents of the local community. This program will be extended to other panchayats and villages within Thakrakote Block.


On July 12, 2024, under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, and the overall supervision of State Epidemiologist Dr. Harjeet Rai from the State Surveillance Office Jammu, the District Surveillance Team IDSP Samba conducted water testing of the lodgment sites of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra in District Samba. The team visited the sites and collected water samples to strengthen the prevention of waterborne diseases in pilgrims. This initiative was carried out under the overall supervision of Chief Medical Officer Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhatial. ‎


The District Health Society Doda in collaboration with SDH Gandoh and Sewa Bharti NGO under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh Harvinder Singh (IAS), organized a Blood Donation Camp at Sub District Hospital Gandoh on 10-07-2024. The camp was inaugurated by SDM Gandoh Sh Arun Badyal along with CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, Tehsildar Gandoh Muneeb Umar, BMO Gandoh Dr Ghansham Singh and others. The primary aim of the blood donation camp was to ensure that sufficient blood be easily available for immediate lifesaving interventions during emergencies. Speaking at the event, CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar emphasized the importance of blood donation, in saving the lives of people who are in dire need of blood. The CMO Doda also thanked the Staff of SDH Gandoh and NGO members for their support in making the camp a grand success. He also thanked all the donors for coming forward to be a part of this noble mission and by donating their precious blood. The event received an overwhelming response with good participation of the general public, wherein a total of 31 Units of blood were donated by the donors.


Under the support and guidance of worthy Director Health Services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 12/07/2024 at AWC Kanhaal (Block Bishnah ).38 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension and Diabetes. Dental check up of the patients was done by the dental surgeon.


State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina visited District Udhampur in connection with VBD activities on 11.7.24. Had meetings with CMO Udhampur,BMO Tikri and MS GMC &AH Udhampur alongwith Microbiologist and Lab Personnel . Also visited ponds to assess the presence of Gambusia fish and Sub-centre Mand to review the activities for Vector Diseases prevention and control.


*Sub-District Hospital Nowshera and Community Health Center Kalakote Achieve Medical Milestone* July 10 & 11, 2024 - Sub-District Hospital Nowshera and Community Health Center Kalakote are proud to announce the successful completion of critical surgeries, marking a significant achievement in quality healthcare delivery. District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, the medical teams at both hospitals demonstrated exceptional skill and coordination. At SDH Nowshera, four cesarean sections were successfully performed by Dr. Baba Singh, Gynecologist, and Dr. Wasim Chouhan, Anaesthetist, with the support of OT Technicians Pankaj and Koushal, and Nursing Officer Mr. Sadaq, under the supervision of BMO Nowshera, Dr. Iqbal Malik. Meanwhile, at CHC Kalakote, three major surgeries were performed under the supervision of BMO Kalakote, Dr. Sham Lal. These procedures included a cholecystectomy, lipoma excision, and contracture release, conducted by Dr. Waseem Akram, Surgeon, Dr. Wasim Chouhan, Anaesthetist, and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. These surgeries, performed free of cost under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, demonstrate the hospitals' commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the community. Chief Medical Officer Rajouri appreciated their medical teams for their dedication and professionalism, reaffirming their commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.


Under the guidance & supervision of Block Medical Officer Dr Monika Kotwal and with diligent efforts of Dr Laughi Bhan ( Anaesthetist) *CME* on *DISASTER MANAGEMENT*was organised at SDH R S PURA which included a comprehensive coverage of the topic including pandemic preparedness and was attended by both medical and paramedical staff .


World Population Day was observed in various Health Institutions of district Ramban today on 11-07-2024 under this year's theme " Leave no one behind, count every one."


On 11/07/2024 On the occasion of *World Population Day 2024*, CMO Office, Udhampur organized an awareness program regarding World Population Day and a session on various activities with respect to *FORTNIGHT* was taken by DyCMO Udhampur *Dr. Mohd Yaseen* in presence of all concerned and later an awareness rally was flagged off from CMO Office Udhampur to Main Bazar by the students and staff members of DyCMO Office raising slogans on theme: *Viksit Bharat ki Nayi pehchan, Pariwar Niyojan har dampati ki shaan* An awareness program was also planned at BMO office Chenani wherein awareness regarding World population Fortnight was provided to all the staff members by *Dr. Sanjay Verma* Gynaecologist CHC Chenani.


Blood donation camp organised at NTPHC CHANDERKOTE in collaboration with BMO BATOTE and Anjuman -e-Imamia Kunfer Chanderkote today on 11/7/2024


Under the guidance of block medical officer Nud and under the overall supervision of Chief Medical officer Samba, an intensive door to door campaign was carried out by the asha workers for distribution of ORS and zinc tablets to under 5 year children and the vulnerable age groups for the prevention and management of diarrhoea cases in the block nud. A cleanliness drive was also carried out in the premises of HWC Supwal for monsoon preparedness so as to prevent vector borne diseases. Awareness was also generated among the patients visiting the health institutions to keep their surroundings clean and take clean drinking water in order to minimize the prevalence of water borne diseases.


*Health Department Doda excel in UT Level Quiz Competition; Bags 3rd Position* In a feat of rare accomplishment and based on their best performance in UT Level Quiz Competition held at Directorate Office Nagrota, Jammu on 10-07-2024, the health care workers representing District Doda emerged as winners with Third Position in the competition. The two female healthcare workers including Ms Rajni Manhas (JSN) and Ms Anu Devi (FMPHW) from Block Bhaderwah earlier after qualifying the District Level Quiz Competition held in Doda last week, today appeared in the UT Level Competition in Nagrota Jammu, organized by Director Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization J&K on the eve of World Population Day has emerged the Top Performer among the participants and secured 3rd Position in the competition and thus brought laurels to the health department Doda. On the occasion, the Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar, congratulated both the staff members for their efforts and excellent performance, stating, the outstanding achievements of our health staff at UT Level are a testament to their dedication, hard work and unwavering support from department side and the success highlights their potential to excel on such platforms. BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf Kuchay also commended both the staff from his block on their excellent achievement, stating that the success in such a prestigious competition is a proud moment for us, further adding that we are committed to nurturing talent and fostering innovation with extra skill and knowledge among our healthcare workers. The winners were awarded with a Memento and Appreciation Certificate by the Directorate Office in Jammu, in recognition of their brilliant performance. Notable to mention here that both Ms Rajni Manhas and Ms Anu Devi, are currently working under the National Health Mission, posted at Sub District Hospital Bhaderwah.


Under the able guidance and supervision of Director Family Welfare J&K *Dr Tajamul Hussain Khan*, as a part of month long campaign for *World Population Fortnight 2024* in four phases, *Jammu Division* organised a *quiz competition* cum *Felicitation Program* in the DFW Nagrota complex where in health workers from all the districts of Jammu Div participated. Proceedings were carried out by Dr Shahid Hussain SEPIO J&K, Comprehensive and knowledge based questions were asked and later each question was elaborated by experts for the purpose of knowledge sharing in which District Udhampur Team compriees of *Mrs. Shehnaz Akhter* FMPHW NTPHC Kud and *Mrs. Nisha Devi* AAM Shivnagar stood at number 2nd and were awarded with trophies. In *NSV category*, Udhampur bagged *1st* position in J&K. In *Laproligation* category, District Udhampur bagged *second* position in Jammu Division for which *DyCMO Udhampur* *Dr. Mohd Yaseen* was awarded with trophies and appreciation certificate. *Dr Sanjay Verma* Gynaecologist *CHC Chenani* of District Udhampur awarded with best performing NSV and laproligation surgeon in Jammu Division. Motivators from District Udhampur namely *Sh.Bittu Ram* MMPHW AAM Chapper Dawana Block Basantgarh and *Sh. Mohd.Mushtaq* MMPHW AAM Sarar Block Chenani were also awarded during the program. Later the proceedings ended with thanks and best wishes on behalf of Director Family Welfare J&K and AD Family Welfare Jammu by SEPIO J&K. Anoop Luthra Deputy Director (E&S), Sh Rakesh Sharma SMEMO J&K, Sh Parshotam Kumar SCCO J&K, SPO eVIN J&K Dr Isha and JHI Mr Naveen Sharma along with other officials of the Directorate remained present during the program.


Worthy Secretary paid a visit to the District Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu and inspected OPD,IPD, OT,Blood bank, Emergency & ER ROOM.He also visited Diagnostic section, DPHL,Pain &palliative section,SNCU,Ayushman Bharat kiosk,Dialysis ward,Ayush Centre.He appreciated the efforts of DHS Jammu and MS GNH Jammu for the upkeep of the hospital alongwith innovative initiatives like DEIC,SCAN AND SHARE Token generation , QR Code payment, App based OPD registration,Baby cradle kiosk for abandoned infants,AI based Xray reporting for TB and Lung Cancer, centre of excellence with Teleconsultation of Paediatrics, component Lab in blood bank,Advanced Ortho operations like Knee and Hip replacement, Kayakalap award certification. Worthy Secretary also visited down the line health institution like UPHC Shastri Nagar Jammu .CMO Jammu Dr. Harbaksh Singh also accompanied the Secretary at UPHC. Worthy Secretary appreciated the efforts of the deptt.for nice upkeep and services being provided at UPHC also.


On 10.7.24, Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar , Secretary Tech, ARI and Trainings Department visited Directorate of Health Services Jammu along with Dr. Raman Jandyal Under Secretary to conduct Administrative Reform Inspection of the Directorate. At the outset Secretary Tech ARI and Trainings was received by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra. An introductory meeting with Officers and Officials of the Directorate was held in the Office chamber of DHS. Later Secretary Tech along with Director Health Services Jammu, Under Secretary, AAO and Head Assistant from Secretariat took round of all sections of the Directorate. Sec.Tech interacted with the staff regarding the work being carried out in their respective sections. DHS apprised Sec.Tech & ARI during his round about the working and work done of each section. It is pertinent to mention here that the Administrative Reform Inspection was being carried out by Officers from Secretariat from 8.7 24 and lasted for 3 days.


On the directions of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar and guidance of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah, a free medical camp under MMU was organized at Village Bharowa in Medical Block Bhaderwah District Doda on 09-07-2024. During the camp, several local community members attended the camp, wherein around 77 patients were screened for different ailments. The health team on the occasion also distributed free medicines. The Health Department has been holding MMU camps in different areas of the district providing healthcare facilities to people besides making them aware of health and wellness.


On 9.7.24, a Google meeting regarding implementation of Medlea PR application for Medico-Legal Report and Postmortem report was held in the Directorate. The meeting was chaired by Dy. Director (Dentistry) Health Services Jammu Dr. Sanjay Sharma and attended virtually by concerned District Nodal Officers of Jammu Division.


*On July 8th 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Rajouri, Dr. Rana, conducted surprise visits to PHC Kallar at 7:30 PM* to inspect health services. During the visit, Dr. Rana emphasized the importance of punctuality and directed staff to maintain regular working hours. He also stressed the necessity of providing free drugs and diagnostics to patients, ensuring quality healthcare services for the community. 2. *Today, under the guidance of CMO Rajouri, an awareness program on conjunctivitis was held at Block HQ Kalakote*. Participants included staff and attendants. BMO Kalakote delivered a detailed lecture on conjunctivitis, covering its symptoms, modes of spread, preventive measures, and treatment. 3. *The NTEP team at District Tuberculosis Centre Rajouri has actively conducted extensive testing and awareness activities to combat tuberculosis*. Their efforts include community outreach, educational sessions, and widespread screening to ensure early detection and treatment. This initiative aims to significantly reduce TB incidence and enhance public health in the district. The team's dedication to raising awareness and providing early intervention plays a crucial role in the fight against tuberculosis, ensuring a healthier future for the community. 4. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 5. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Azmatabad*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at boarder village Azmatabad , to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 6. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri*.


A medical camp was organised by Punjab Kesri News agency at Baba Surgal Mandir Ward no 10 Kathua on 07/07/24 wherein a team of Doctors and paramedical staff was deputed by BMO Parole as per direction of CMO Kathua who rendered their services for the said camp regarding health check up. Large number of people took the benefit of this the medical camp where free medicines and free lab tests were also available


Mock Drill conducted at SDH JAGTI today on 8th July 2024 for creating awareness regarding Biomedical Waste Management System.


Leprosy Skin Camp Held At Sub Centre Labber* After completing a hot spot survey in village Sarak Marmat in Block Assar, a skin camp was organised at AAM Sub Centre Labbar by the District Leprosy Society Doda. During the camp, 15 patients of skin diseases were examined and provided treatment and about 60 patients of other diseases were also examined by Dr Javed Ahmed Parray Medical Officer and LCU team out of which 5 patients were referred to GMC Doda. In the camp, self care kits and MCR Sandals were provided to newly detected patient and also awareness was given to the general public about Leprosy. During the hot spot survey, 73 houses of adjacent to newly detected patient were visited by team and 387 population was screened out of which 05 suspected cases were traced and refered to AAM Labbar which are examined by team today. The health team from CMO Office Doda comprises Mr Surinder Singh Paramedical Supervisor, Mr Ram Raj Para Medical Assistant and Farooq Ahmed JHI. Meanwhile, awareness regarding Malaria was also given on the occasion.


On the directions of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar, a free medical camp under MMU was organized at Village Kencha in Medical Block Thathri District Doda.During the camp, several local community members attended the camp, wherein around 136 patients were screened for different ailments. The health team on the occasion also distributed free medicines. The Health Department has been holding MMU camps in different areas of the district providing healthcare facilities to people besides making them aware of health and wellness.


BCTV deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu reaches far flung terrain area of Bani for blood donation camp at SDH Bani. JK blood donors and Welfare society felicitate Driver BCTV Sh.Tajindar Singh and thank all volunteers who came forward for this noble cause.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at SDH Bani District Kathua today on 7.7.24. The camp was inaugurated and BCTV was flagged off by DC Kathua Dr.Rakesh Minhas on 6.7.24. The camp was organised by CMO Kathua Dr.Vijay Raina and BMO Bani Dr.Dev Raj Sharma in collaboration with JK Blood Donors Welfare Society.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by Principal GMC Kathua. 50 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team GMC Kathua and transported to Blood bank GMC Kathua in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


DC Kathua flags off BCTV from Kathua on 6.7.24 for Blood donation camp to be held at SDH Bani.


On the second day of District Samba tour on 6.7.24, SM Dr.D.J.Raina visited AH Ghagwal,Block Nud, DH Samba, Chief Medical Officer Samba and District Administration Samba with a focus on implementation of sample collection for Dengue and Chikungunya at block level, IEC,Intersectoral coordination, supportive supervision, identification of problem areas and finding the solutions regarding VBDs.


World Zoonosis Day was celebrated in all Districts of Jammu Division on 6.7.24 with events and activities aimed at educating the public about zoonotic diseases, such as Organizing awareness campaigns in various health institutions, Holding interactive sessions with veterinary and medical professionals,Pet owners awared about vaccination of pets on time and some pets were also vaccinated today by department, Awareness among school children regarding zoonotic diseases and upkeep of hygiene by health staff of respective blocks. The goal was to promote a better understanding of zoonotic diseases and encourage collective efforts to prevent their spread.


On 6.7.24, a preparatory meeting chaired by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra with Officers and Officials of the Directorate was held in the Office chamber of DHS, in view of upcoming Administrative Reform Inspection by Officers from secretariat w.e.f 8th July to 10th July 2024. DHS instructed all present to keep all records well maintained for the inspection.


World Zoonoses Day was observed in various Health Institutions of district Ramban today on 06-07-2024 with this year's theme " *One World,One Health: Prevent Zoonoses* On this occasion awareness sessions were held on Zoonotic diseases and ways to prevent them.


*World Zoonoses Day observed in Doda* To celebrate World Zoonoses Day today on 6.7.2024, the District Surveillance Unit, IDSP under District Health Society Doda organized a debate cum awareness programme, on the transmission, control and prevention of Zoonoses at Make Shift Campus, Govt Medical College Doda. Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh Harvinder Singh (IAS) was the Chief Guest who inaugurated the programme in presence of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Dr Mayen ud Din, EO MC Doda Mr Amit Sharma, Chief Accounts Officer GMC Doda Mohd Iqbal Ganai, BMO Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor, BMO Assar Dr Shabir Dar, Dr Walied Khawar Balwan, Ranger Wildlife Kishtwar Sh Bansi Lal Bhandari, Mohd Shafi Attu and Principal ANMT Doda Mrs Anusuya Bhan, Sr Journalist Naseer Khora & Adv Sanjeev Rana. The programme was attended by Medical Officers from different Blocks besides Paramedical Nursing Students from different Institutions of the district. In his welcome address, District Epidemiologist Mr Umar Anayat welcomed all the guests and informed the participants that World Zoonosis Day is observed on July 6th every year to raise awareness about zoonotic diseases and their impact on human and animal health. He further said that the primary goal of World Zoonoses Day is to educate people about the risks associated with zoonotic diseases and promote measures to prevent their spread. Other Guest Speakers from different department viz Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Doda Dr Mayen ud Din, Executive Officer Municipal Council Doda Mr Amit Sharma and Dr Walied Khawar from Community Medicine GMC Doda were the Resource Persons who educated the participants that Zoonotic diseases can have significant public health implications, causing illness, death, and economic losses. Many of these diseases originate in animals and can be transmitted to humans through various means, including direct contact, consumption of contaminated food or water, or exposure to vectors like mosquitoes and ticks” they explained. CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar in his speech, said that this day plays a vital role in safeguarding public health and fostering a One Health approach, which recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health by promoting awareness and knowledge about zoonotic diseases. During the programme, a debate competition was also organized which was attended by 08 Paramedical Students from different Nursing Colleges and later on they were awarded the Certificate of Participation and Mementos. Dr Ab Gafoor, Dr Sarwar Khan and Mrs Anusuya Bhan acted as Judges for the debate competition, alongside Mr Mashhood Latief who compiled the data related to the result score sheet. Notable to mention here that, World Zoonoses Day is observed every year to honour French scientist Louis Pasteur who invented the first vaccine and spread awareness about zoonotic diseases. The theme of the day for this year was ‘Preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases’.


World Zoonoses Day....06.07.2024.


On 5.7.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took round of all sections of the Directorate and inspected various establishment sections for better work culture and Punctuality.


State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina vusited Purmandal & Ramgarh blocks of Samba and Accidental hospital Vijaypur in connection with *Vector Borne Diseases Control and Anti dengue Month* tiday on 5.7.24. Looked for Gambusia fish in the ponds,visited homes of people to assess active Surveillance for Malaria and VBD activities by Malaria staff. Further deliberated with the BMOs and IC AH Vijaypur and their lab personal,doctors and other staff to start the collection of samples for Dengue Diagnosis and send the same to DH Samba for testing. Also advised to convey the same to the subordinate Health Institutions of the blocks. Further assessed the stock positions, functionality of equipment and preparedness to prevent and control the Dengue and other VBDs. Advocated against the rapid tests and emphasised for Awareness of the masses.


Under the support and guidance of Director Health Services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 05/07/202 at village Seri Pandita ( Block Kot Bhalwal). 42 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension and Diabetes.


*On July 4th 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *The NTEP team at District Tuberculosis Centre Rajouri has actively conducted extensive testing and awareness activities to combat tuberculosis*. Their efforts include community outreach, educational sessions, and widespread screening to ensure early detection and treatment. This initiative aims to significantly reduce TB incidence and enhance public health in the district. The team's dedication to raising awareness and providing early intervention plays a crucial role in the fight against tuberculosis, ensuring a healthier future for the community. 2. *Village Health Sanitation & Nutrition Day (VHSND)* was observed district-wide at multiple centres. Activities included vaccinating dropouts, distributing iron folic acid syrup and tablets, providing Albendazole tablets, contraceptives for family planning, nutrition counselling, and promoting sanitation awareness. 3. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 4. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Garan*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at village Sankari, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 5. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri.


As part of an outreach program and on the occasion of Block Diwas Programme, the health department under the supervision of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar and guidance of BMO Thathri Dr Shafqat Javed Zargar, organized a free medical check-up cum awareness camp at Shermatoo Top Chiralla in Medical Block Thathri District Doda on 03-07-2024. The camp was aimed to provide quality medical care and free medicines to the poor and needy people of the area at their doorsteps. On this occasion, around 70- 80 persons were screed for different ailments bedies free medicines were distributed to them during the camp. The camp focused on educating the locals about various lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and other ailments while catering to their immediate medical needs.


On 4.7.24, Meeting regarding BMW was held in Office of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra with Ms Krishnaveni M Bio-Medical Waste Management Barcoding Project Unit Head and Jagath Patel, Functional Consultant Manager Codeland Infosolutions Pvt.Ltd Bangalore, regarding implementation of Bar code system and complying BMW Rules 2016. The meeting was attended by DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, AD HEB Dr.Simmi Verma who is Nodal Officer for BMW, along with Anmol persons.


Awareness regarding symptoms and treatment of Conjunctivitis.


Health team visits Sarak Marmat; hold awareness session on Leprosy After detection of new Leprosy Case in Village Sarak Marmat, falling under Medical Block Assar, the village hot spot survey has been started in the village by the health team from CMO Office Doda. On this occasion, on day first an awareness programme regarding Leprosy was organised at Village Sarak, Govt Middle Schools Sarak and Labbar and similarly during 2nd and 3rd day house to house survey shall be conducted and on 6th June 2024 skin examination camp shall be held at AAM Labbar. Sr Paramedical Supervisor, Mr Surinder Bijayal who was also part of the team, urged the participants to know the strategy to control leprosy and also threw light on NLEP. He said that highly effective treatment is available to cure leprosy adding that early detection and timely treatment and dosage are essential to eradicate leprosy. Moreover, along with Leprosy awareness regarding Malaria was also given to general public by the visiting team. The team comprising of Dr Javed Parray Medical Officer Leprosy, Mr Surinder Singh (Paramedical Supervisor), Krishan Chand (Sr.PMA), Mr Ram Raj (PMA) and Mr Farooq Ahmed (JHI) from Malaria Unit Doda.


On 3.7.24, DHS Dr.Rakesh Magotra had a surprise visit to NTPHC NAGROTA in Block Dansal of District Jammu to get 1st hand information about the facilities and working culture of the NTPHC on the outskirts of Jammu City.On spot instructions were given to the staff present for better work culture and implementation of the National Health Programmes


On 03.07.2024 Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra paid surprise visit at PHC Dansal and inspected several sections of the Hospital in the presence of DDC Dansal. During the inspection detailed review of infrastructure and staff was taken. DHS Jammu also participated in the Diarrhoea campaign organised at PHC Dansal, in which ORS and Zinc Tablets were distributed among the patients.


On 3.7.24 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra accompanied with Dr.Naveen Bhutyal paid visit to State Health Transport Organization Workshop Nagrota and had a detailed round of functioning of workshop complex. DHS inspected the repair work of vehicles, stock of spares stores and directed to initiate of condemnation process of old vehicles parked in the SHTO Complex with State Motor Garages Department Jammu on priority basis.He also gave on spot instructions related to better functioning of State Health Transport Organization Workshop Nagrota.


Medical -aid being provided to Shri Amarnath Ji Yatries in Medical Camps of district Ramban from Nashri to Lamber, Banihal on 02-07-2024.


On 01.07.2024, Launch of “STOP Diarrhoea Campaign” (1st July to 31st August) with the slogan for the year 2024 “ Diarrhoea Ki Roktham, Safai Aur ORS se Rakhein Apna Dhyaan” was initiated in all Districts of Jammu Division. ORS Corners have been set up in all the health institutions and door to door distribution of Free ORS Sachets through ASHAs has been initiated.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra had a surprise visit on 30.6.24 night at 10.30 PM,to Govt Hospital Sarwal Jammu to get 1st hand information about availability of staff on Sunday and night duties. DHS interacted with staff and patients in emergency, OPD, labour room and enquired about the facilities being given to the people in odd hours. The staff including doctors in emergency,labour room were present. They were given onspot Instructions to have proper dresscode and maintenance of proper upkeep of emergency section


Doctor's Day......1.7.24


Mega Blood donation camp at Rajouri by Health Department and Sant Nirankari Mandal.


*Health Department Rajouri and Sant Nirankari Mandal Organize Mega Blood Donation Camp* Rajouri, June 30th 2024-In a remarkable display of community spirit and commitment to the noble cause of blood donation, the Health Department Rajouri, in collaboration with Sant Nirankari Mandal Rajouri, organized a mega blood donation camp at Rajouri. *The camp was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Sh. Om Parkash Bhagat, accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Dr. ML Rana* and senior representatives of Sant Nirankari Mandal. A large number of volunteers from the organization came forward to donate their blood, which will be stored in the blood bank of Government Medical College Rajouri and used to save precious human lives. *Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Om Parkash Bhagat, and CMO Dr. ML Rana led by example, donating blood themselves* and motivating the volunteers with their appreciation for their efforts in organizing regular blood donation camps and donating blood in large numbers. This joint initiative reinforces the spirit of community service and highlights the importance of blood donation in saving lives.


Pilgrims getting medical treatment at Lakhanpur SANJY Medical Aid Center.


Health melas observed in the Anganwadi centres, health and wellness centers of block Nud and Block Purmandal,where awareness was disseminated to public at the grass root level about the ayushman bharat scheme, anemia mukt bharat abhiyan, nasha mukt bharat abhiyan, prevention from dengue and malaria.Target population was screened for common non communicable diseases. Iron and folic acid tablets, ORS sachets were also distributed to the people in order to prevent anemia and heat related illnesses.


Medical -aid being provided to Shri Amarnath Ji Yatries in Medical Camps of district Ramban from Nashri to Lamber, Banihal today on 29-06-2024.


*On June 28th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *The NTEP team at District Tuberculosis Centre Rajouri has actively conducted extensive testing and awareness activities to combat tuberculosis*. Their efforts include community outreach, educational sessions, and widespread screening to ensure early detection and treatment. This initiative aims to significantly reduce TB incidence and enhance public health in the district. The team's dedication to raising awareness and providing early intervention plays a crucial role in the fight against tuberculosis, ensuring a healthier future for the community. 2*Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 3. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Khoriwali*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team and NTEP team of DTC Rajouri, organized an outreach camp at village Khoriwali, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri*.


Under the support and guidance of Director health services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 28/06/2024 at Kattal Battal (Block Dansal) . 34 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension and Diabetes. Dental check up of the patients was done by the dental surgeon.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra had a Whirlwind tour of Shri Amarnath ji Yatra Medical centres at Railway station Jammu, Saraswati Dham ,Panchayat Ghar, Mahajan Hall Shalimar along with DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma,,CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh, Controller stores Dr.Ritesh Khullar to assess the SANJY 24 preparedness,l and interacted with Medical teams,police ,District Administration on 27.6.24


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra along with DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma,,CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh participated in the early morning "Flag off ceremony of SANJY 24",organised by District Administration under the direct supervision of worthy Divcom Jammu Sh. Romesh Kumar ji at Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Jammu on 28.6.24.Hon'ble LG JK UT Sh. Manoj Sinha ji flagged off the 1st convoy of Vehicles for SANJY 24 in presence of other dignitaries, District Administration, police authorities and media.


On dated 26/06/24 Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Dr Rakesh Minhas took a round of Lakhanpur Yard to review the arrangements put forth for upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2024 at Lakhanpur Yard,he was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Kathua Dr Vijay Raina and Block Medical Officer Parole. Deputy Commissioner took a round of Medical Aid Point along with other officers of District Administration and was very much satisfied by the arrangements made by Health Department under the supervision of CMO Kathua.


Registration/Medical certificate being issued to pilgrims for Sh.Amarnath ji Yatra at Ram Mandir and Geeta Bhavan in District Jammu.


Medical -aid being provided to Shri Amarnath Ji Yatries in Medical Camps of Langar sites at Chanderkote and Lamber (Banihal) today on 28.6.24.


Display of IEC material regarding Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2024 in district Ramban.


IEC SANJY 24 across District Jammu.


CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal Visited lodgement sites for checking availability of logistics and display of IEC in view of Sh.Amarnath ji Yatra.


IEC SANJY 24 across District Samba


The Baba Chamliyal annual fair (mela) was celebrated with great fervor and devotion today, June 27, 2024, at the zero line international border in the Ramgarh sector's Channi Fatwal Panchayat, situated approximately 45 kilometers from Jammu. This event saw a significant influx of pilgrims, who flocked to the shrine of Baba Chamliyal to participate in the age-old traditional customs and rituals associated with this revered festival. The atmosphere was charged with spirituality and reverence as devotees performed various ceremonies and offered prayers. The fair is not just a religious gathering but a vibrant cultural event that brings together people from different walks of life, united in their devotion to Baba Chamliyal. A well-coordinated medical cover was provided by a dedicated team of doctors and paramedics from Block Ramgarh. Their efforts were meticulously planned and executed under the support, guidance, and supervision of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhatial and BMO Ramgarh Dr Lakhwinder Singh. This ensured that all necessary medical facilities were available to handle any health-related issues among the large gathering of pilgrims. The Baba Chamliyal shrine holds a special place in the hearts of many for its reputed ability to treat certain skin ailments that have proven resistant to conventional medical treatments. This unique aspect of the shrine attracts a multitude of devotees, seeking both spiritual solace and relief from their ailments. The traditional distribution of the sacred 'Shakkar' (holy soil) and 'Sharbat' (holy water) from the shrine, believed to have healing properties, was a highlight of the event. Overall, the annual fair at Baba Chamliyal's shrine was a resounding success, reflecting the deep-rooted cultural and religious significance of this occasion. The seamless organization and the commitment of the medical teams ensured that the pilgrims could participate in mela with peace of mind and focus on their spiritual journey.


IEC SANJY 24 DISTRICT KATHUA


First aid camps at various locations enroute from Kali Mata Mandir Tikri to Nashri tunnel


State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina on return from Srinagar conducted a meeting with CMO Ramban,MS Ramban,BMO Ukheral, Malaria Staff and clinicians of DH Ramban. BMO Banihal and IC DMO Ramban participated telephonically. The meeting was all the more important in the scenario of first case of Dengue of Block Ukheral having been uploaded on IHIP portal yesterday. Different aspects of prevention and control of VBDs were discussed and some issues regarding coverage of Ukheral by Malaria Staff were worked out. Emphasis was laid on *doing all the necessary actions for the Diagnosed case of Dengue* and also on *making the facility of collection of Dengue samples at block level functional* to benefit the patients.


With the directions from higher authorities,under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur and the supervision of all BMOs of District Udhampur, the International day for drug abuse was observed at different health institutions of district Udhampur today on 26-06-2024 to generate awareness/ sensitisation among the masses. The theme for World Drug Day 2024 was. *"The evidence is clear: invest in prevention,"* All staff members actively participated and detailed lecture/awareness regarding Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking its effect on human health and environment were given.


*On June26th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *A Block Diwas (Public Darbar) was held at Village Peeri* under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Sh. Om Parkash Bhagat. The event was attended by CMO Dr. M.L. Rana along with other district and sectoral officers. A large gathering from the area attended, voicing their grievances and seeking resolutions. 2. *International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Observed at Dak Bunglow Rajouri*. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed at Dak Bunglow Rajouri under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri. Chief Medical Officer Dr.M.L Rana and Employees and ASHAs of the Health Department participated in the event. Dr. Sumit Bakshi delivered a lecture addressing the dangers and consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The event aimed to raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of combating drug-related issues, encouraging a healthier and safer society. The event was also organised at various Health Institutions of the district. 3. *A Medical Disability Camp was organized at Block Head Quarter Kalakote to provide essential services to the underprivileged.* The camp featured a dedicated team from the District Medical Board and consultants. The team issued Disability and Old Age Certificates. The camp aimed to support the underprivileged by facilitating their access to necessary medical certifications, which are often required for various social welfare schemes. This initiative is undertaken to improve healthcare accessibility and support vulnerable populations. This initiative is undertaken to improve healthcare accessibility and support vulnerable populations. 4. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 5. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Sankari* The Mobile Medical Unit, in collaboration with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team and the NTEP team of DTC Rajouri, organized an outreach camp in the village of Sankari. The camp aimed to provide essential healthcare services to the local community, enhancing public health accessibility and ensuring timely medical assistance for the residents. Through these collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs and promoted community well-being and healthcare awareness.


International Day on Drugs Abuse & Illicit trafficking with theme "The evidence is clear"invest in prevention...observed in different health facilities of Distt Poonch on 26-06-2024 under the supervision of CMO Poonch


International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking was observed at District Hospital Ramban and health institutions of District Ramban today on 26.6.24 at Conference Hall of AMNT School Ramban.


On the directions of higher authorities and the guidance of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, the health department across the District observed International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2024 in health centres on 26-06-2024. During the event, the participants united to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of drugs abuse and the need to combat illicit trafficking. The staff on this occasion also took the pledge to continue their efforts by implementing robust awareness campaigns on the significance of the day.


On the directions of District Development Commissioner Ramban Sh. Baseer-ul-haq Choudhary (IAS) keeping in view the difficulty of the patients of the far flung areas of block Gool in assesing the specialized care a free Medical Camp was organised today on 25-06-2024 at NTPHC Seripoora for the benefit of the local population of the area by Block Medical Officer Gool Dr Ashfaq Hassan.In the camp BMO Gool along with his team of Doctors and Paramedical staff of Block Gool provided their services . BMO Gool himself who is a senoir physician consulted near about 180 and similar number of patients were consulted by other doctors. In the camp more than 350 patients were checked with distribution of free medicines and free testing for Haemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus. People were screened for TB and NCD diseases as well.BMO interacted with the local representatives and the senior citizens,all the people thanked BMO Gool for his effort in organising such a multi-speciality camp at the door step of the peoples who can not avail such services.


*On June25th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. The NTEP team at District Tuberculosis Centre Rajouri has actively conducted extensive testing and awareness activities to combat tuberculosis. Their efforts include community outreach, educational sessions, and widespread screening to ensure early detection and treatment. This initiative aims to significantly reduce TB incidence and enhance public health in the district. The team's dedication to raising awareness and providing early intervention plays a crucial role in the fight against tuberculosis, ensuring a healthier future for the community. 2. *A Medical Disability Camp was organized at CMO’s Office Rajouri to provide essential services to the underprivileged.* The camp featured a dedicated team from the District Medical Board and consultants. The team issued Disability and Old Age Certificates. The camp aimed to support the underprivileged by facilitating their access to necessary medical certifications, which are often required for various social welfare schemes. 3. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 4. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment.


International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.....26.6.24.


Two-Day Northern Regional Review Meeting of Integrated Disease Surveillance Program Held in Jammu **Jammu, 25.6.2024– The National Disease Control Programme, in collaboration with the National Health Mission (NHM) and the State Surveillance Unit IDSP of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu, successfully organized a two-day Northern Regional Review Meeting of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP). This crucial meeting, held in Jammu, focused on the importance of surveillance and the comprehensive review of the participating states disease surveillance systems. The meeting was conducted under the esteemed leadership and supervision of Mr. Nazim Zia Khan, Mission Director NHM J&K. His guidance was instrumental in steering the discussions and ensuring productive outcomes. The event saw the participation of key healthcare leaders and experts, including Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director of Health Services Jammu; Dr. Himanshu Chauhan, Joint Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Deputy Director of Health Services Jammu; and Dr. Harjeet Rai, State Surveillance Officer Jammu Division who all brought valuable insights and expertise to the table. During the meeting, the attendees engaged in in-depth discussions on the significance of robust disease surveillance systems in the northern region. The sessions aimed to enhance the existing frameworks, promote data-driven decision-making, and strengthen inter-state cooperation for better health outcomes. Dr Himansh Chauhan Joint Director NCDC Delhi emphasized the pivotal role of surveillance in early detection and response to disease outbreaks, which is critical for preventing the spread of infectious diseases and safeguarding public health. "Effective disease surveillance is the cornerstone of our efforts to control and mitigate the impact of communicable diseases. This meeting serves as a platform to review our progress, identify gaps, and strategize for future improvements," he stated. Dr. Rakesh Magotra highlighted the achievements and challenges faced by the Jammu region in disease surveillance and stressed the need for continuous innovation and capacity building. He appreciated the collaborative efforts of the NHM, NCDC, and state health departments in driving the IDSP forward. Dr. Shubhangi Kulsange Dy Director IDSP NCDC Delhi provided a national perspective on disease surveillance, outlining the latest trends and advancements in the field. She also discussed the role of technology in enhancing surveillance capabilities and improving the accuracy of data collection and analysis. Dr. Sanjay Sharma and Dr. Harjeet Rai shared their experiences and best practices from the regional perspective, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of the diverse challenges and opportunities across different states. The meeting concluded with a consensus on several strategic actions to be undertaken, including enhancing inter-state collaboration, adopting innovative surveillance technologies, and ensuring continuous training and capacity building for health personnel. These measures are expected to significantly improve the effectiveness of the IDSP and contribute to better health outcomes across the Northern region. The Northern Regional Review Meeting of the IDSP in Jammu stands as a testament to the commitment of health authorities to safeguard public health through strengthened disease surveillance systems. The collaborative efforts and shared knowledge from this event are poised to drive significant advancements in the fight against communicable diseases . The meeting was attended by State Surveillance Officers, Epidemiologists, Microbiologist and Data Managers from Northern UT/States.


Under supervision of Block Medical Officer Parole Dr. Harbinder Singh BMO Billawar today on 25.6.24,capacity building regarding Emergency Medical Care (SANJY 2024) of staff deputed for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2024 was conducted at CHC Billawar by Dr. Surinder Kumar Consultant Physician who gave detailed demonstration regarding BLS and CPR to the staff to provide on the spot emergency CPR treatment to the yatris in the event of any Medical Emergency.Further various queries of the trainees were addressed during the training session.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at PHC Arnia Block Bishnah District Jammu today on 25.6.24. The camp was organised by CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh and BMO Bishnah Dr.Shamim. The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar. 20 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar and transported to Blood bank Gandhinagar in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Parole Dr. Vivek Mangotra today on 24.6.24, Training regarding Emergency Medical Care (SANJY 2024) of staff deputed for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2024 was conducted at CHC Parole through Dr. Vimal Kumar Consultant Physician CHC Parole who gave detailed demonstration regarding BLS and CPR to the staff to provide on the spot emergency CPR treatment to the yatris in the event of any Medical Emergency.Further various queries of the trainees were addressed during the training session. Besides him Dr. Kavita Jasrotia MO CHC Parole and Dr. Kritika Thappa MO CHC Parole were also present during the demonstration.


On 24.6.24, CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal Visited Chichi Mata temple to check preparedness regarding upcoming Shree Amarnath ji yatra.


On 24.6.24, a comprehensive Continuing Medical Education (CME) session focused on the management of snake bites was conducted at the Community Health Center (CHC) in Ramgarh. This vital educational event was designed to update and enhance the knowledge of the healthcare staff from the entire Ramgarh block on the most recent protocols and advancements in snake bite treatment. Dr. Achint Singh, a highly respected physician specialist at CHC Ramgarh, spearheaded the session with an in-depth presentation. His lecture covered a wide range of topics including the identification of venomous snakes, initial first aid measures, the latest antivenom therapies, and advanced medical interventions for snake bite victims. The session was organized and overseen by Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, the Block Medical Officer (BMO) of Ramgarh, ensuring that all procedural and educational aspects were meticulously followed. The event was held under the strategic guidance and directions of Dr. Vidhi Bhatial, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Samba, whose leadership was instrumental in the successful execution of this CME session. Overall, this initiative reflects a dedicated effort to equip medical professionals in Ramgarh with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage snake bite cases, ultimately aiming to improve patient outcomes and enhance public health safety in the region.


Anti Malaria Month....1st June to 30th June 2024.


On 22.6.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra paid a surprise visit to Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu at 11AM to have a first hand information about functioning of the OPD and EMERGENCY services on Gazetted holiday in view of the upcoming Sh.Amarnath ji Yatra 24. DHS visited various sections alongwith Dy Medical Suptd GNH Dr. Balvinder Singh and M O Stores Dr.Jagdev Singh present on the occasion. Undersigned reviewed the preparation for ER ROOM, Emergency ward,, HEAT STROKE ROOM ,Emergency lab,,Disaster Ward, Jan Aushadi kender, OPD services in Paediatrics, Gynae, MCH and Radiology including Ultrasound and CT SCAN. Everything was found to be satisfactory. Instructions were given to the Dy MS for urgent capacity building of Nurses in ER ROOM, equipments management, Installation of Plastic Bath Tub for HEAT STROKE cases in ER ROOM,Repair of AC in ER ROOM & Paediatrics OPD,,immediate Repair of plastic roof sheeting of connecting corridor between Emergency block and Indoor Wards.


On 21-06-24 Historic Sudhmahadev Mela inaugurated by Honorable DDC Chairman Sh. Lal Chand Ji and DDC Udhampur Smt Saloni Roy Ji in the presence of District / Sectoral officers and prominent citizens of the area. After inauguration dignitaries inspected the different departmental stalls at Mela site.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Sanjeev Jain Vice Chairman Central University Jammu with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Dr Vijayata Puri Senior Medical Officer, Central University Jammu,Two-days First Aid / BLS training for the staff of Central University Jammu has been organized on 19th & 20th June 2024 in the ISRO complex at Central University Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the officers/ officals while handling the victims during emergency incidence as first responder wherein seventy four officers/officials have attended this training programme. Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques in the presence of Dr Vijayata Puri and also practiced how to keep the victim in safe posture at incidence site for first-aid and also learned various safe transport techniques requires to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator and assited by Kewal Sharma. The training program was virtualy supervised by Dr Manoj Bhagat Principal, Jammu Skill & Simulation centre,Regional Institute of Healh & Family Welfare Nagrota Jammu.


Scenes of serenity and strength of 10th #InternationalDayofYoga2024 celebrated across Jammu Division today on 21.6.24. A union of spiritual, physical and mental empowerment through is visible through yoga. This year's theme, 'Yoga for Self and Society,' underscores dedication to fostering a vibrant and healthy India. Participants embracing wellness and unity through yoga. The day was celebrated in health institutions of all Districts of Jammu Division.


Yoga session at MAM Stadium from 6:00 am to 08:30 am today on 21.6.24, Director Health Services, Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra,Dr. Harjeet Rai and Dr.D.J Raina attended the session among other functionaries from Health department. Session was organised by District Ayush Officer Jammu under supervision of Directorate Ayush J&K in collaboration with Divisional and District Administration. General public in addition to dignitaries and functionaries from different departments joined the 10th IYD in synchronisation with the event graced by Honble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendera Modi Ji from Srinagar.


*On June 20th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director Health Services, Jammu and Under direct supervision of CMO Rajouri Dr Manohar Lal Rana & BMO Kalakote Dr Sham Lal, Hernioplasty in a 35 years old female suffering from Umblical & SuprUmblical Hernia and Open Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis in a 20 years old male done successfully at CHC Kalakote by Dr Waseem Akram Surgeon, Dr Wasim Chouhan Anaesthetist, Mr Sanjay Gupta Pharmacist, Rajesh Sharma Pharmacist, Pardeep Singh MTS and team of CHC Kalakote. Surgeries were conducted free of cost to beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY at CHC Kalakote.


On 20th June 2024, Septorhinoplasty surgery was conducted on a 17 year old male patient admitted under Ayushman Bharat at SDH Jagti by ENT Consultant Dr. Rajnee Malhotra. The Major surgery was performed by a team comprising of Dr. Rajnee Malhotra (Consultant ENT), Dr. Susan Brashier (Consultant Anesthetist),Dr. Neeru Bharti (Medical Officer), Dr. Rohini Choudhary( Medical Officer), Rajni Sharma (sr staff Nurse), Sh. Ashish Bhatti (Sr. OT Technician) and Mohd. Irfan(MTS). The surgery went smoothly and completed successfully. The patients and attendants appreciated the availability of Major surgical procedures and specialist Consultation available at Sub District Hospital Jagti.


On 20.6.24 ZLO Jammu Dr Sushma Mattoo organised Medical camp and awareness of Leprosy disease with help of Medical Mobile Unit Jammu at new Mohinder Nagar slum Jammu approximately 95 + patients were examined, provided free medicines and screened for Diabetes and hypertension and also dental checkup of the patients was done by the dental surgeon, Under the guidance and supervision of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra.


*On June 19th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *On Universal Immunization Day*, a comprehensive immunization drive was conducted across all health institutions in District Rajouri. Routine immunization sessions were organized to ensure all children received necessary vaccines. This initiative aims to improve children's health and prevent diseases through widespread vaccine coverage. 2. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 3. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Androlla*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at village Jamola, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 4. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment.


On 19.06.2024:-A Preparatory meeting in connection with LCDC( Leprosy case Detection campaign ) was taken up by the Chief Medical Officer Kathua & co chaired by Dr. Sushma Matto , Zonal leprosy officer jk( through virtual mode) , in his office chambers with the stakeholders which included all the Block medical officer & District Health officer , who is also the nodal officer for the programme to discuss the modalities for the programme. Critical areas of Campaign were discussed in detail through a power point presentation & one to one briefing for constitution of block level of coordination committees for active participation from intersectoral areas, preparation of village wise micro plan, nomination of nodal officers for the blocks & designing block specific IEC Strategies were also taken up. More such meetings shall be taken up in due course to review the weekly progress made as per the time line shared. The Zonal leprosy officer thanked CMO kathua for initiating the campaign, for which district kathua has been chosen to pilot in the UT & extended whole hearted support for making it a success .CMO Kathua while thanking all the officers who joined the meeting stressed upon the need to work as a team with full zeal to make the campaign a success.


Under the direction of CMO Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhutial, and the overall supervision of BMO Purmandal, Dr. Raj Kumar, an outreach camp was organized on World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day by AIIMS Vijaypur in collaboration with the Health Department at Bari Panchayat, along with the staff of NTPHC Bari Khad. A large number of patients were diagnosed, treated, and given medicines free of cost. The total footfall was 93, covering various specialties such as Dermatology, General Medicine, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, and Community Medicine. Lab facilities were also provided free to the patients.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Brigade Poonch District Poonch today on 19.6.24. The camp was organised by CMO Poonch Dr.Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan and MS Poonch Dr.Nusrat Bhatti who also provided the blood bank team and logistics.46 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team DH Poonch and transported to Blood bank DH Poonch in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


On 19.06.2024:-A Preparatory meeting in connection with LCDC( Leprosy case Detection campaign ) was taken up by the Chief Medical Officer Kathua & co chaired by Dr. Sushma Matto , Zonal leprosy officer jk( through virtual mode) , in his office chambers with the stakeholders which included all the Block medical officer & District Health officer , who is also the nodal officer for the programme to discuss the modalities for the programme. Critical areas of Campaign were discussed in detail through a power point presentation & one to one briefing for constitution of block level of coordination committees for active participation from intersectoral areas, preparation of village wise micro plan, nomination of nodal officers for the blocks & designing block specific IEC Strategies were also taken up. More such meetings shall be taken up in due course to review the weekly progress made as per the time line shared. The Zonal leprosy officer thanked CMO kathua for initiating the campaign, for which district kathua has been chosen to pilot in the UT & extended whole hearted support for making it a success .CMO Kathua while thanking all the officers who joined the meeting stressed upon the need to work as a team with full zeal to make the campaign a success.


The two-day Baba Sidh Goria Nath Ji Mela and Dangal concluded on June 17, 2024 at Swankha, Ramgarh district Samba in an atmosphere of reverence and community spirit. The event was marked by the diligent presence of medical teams, including one assisted life support ambulance and two basic life support ambulances, deployed around the clock by Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, Block Medical Officer of Ramgarh. This deployment was executed per the directives of the esteemed Deputy Commissioner of Samba, Shri Abhishek Sharma, and Chief Medical Officer Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhatial. Approximately 91 pilgrims sought medical attention during the event, receiving prompt and effective treatment on-site. Only one patient required further medical intervention and was referred to the Community Health Center (CHC) Ramgarh for additional care. The event was conducted smoothly and concluded peacefully, reflecting the meticulous planning and dedicated efforts of the organizing authorities.


The Deputy Commissioner, Yasin M. Choudhary(IAS) chaired a meeting to review district health society and DLCC in the conference hall of DC office Poonch on 15.6.24. The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Sandesh Kumar Sharma (JKAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tahir Mustafa Malik(JKAS), PO ICDS, Khalid Hussain Wafa(JKAS), Chief Planing Officer, Mohd Rafi(JKAS), Chief Medical Officer, Dr.Zulafkar Ahmed, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr.P.A Khan, Chief Education Officer, Bishamber Dass, Executive Engineer PWD(R&B), Medical Superintendent, Dr.Nusrat Ul Nissa, District Immunization Officer, Dr. Zora Parveen, ADMO ISM, besides BMO's DPMU, BPMU and all concerned were present. During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner discussed the overall status of health infrastructure, the implementation of various health schemes and programs. Specific areas of focus included the dialysis unit, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), Anemia Mukt Bharat, Jan Aushadi Kendra, National Deworming Day, Ayushman Bhav Campaign, emergency response, ambulance services, deliveries and pregnancy outcomes, and the utilization of funds under the National Health Mission (NHM) and various other health related issues were discussed in detail. The Deputy Commissioner emphasized the importance of 30+ screening, ensuring that all children receive the necessary tablets under the Anemia Mukt Bharat initiative, and maintaining complete vaccination coverage. He also directed the Chief Education Officer to organize awareness camps on drug abuse, stressing the need to keep children away from harmful substances. Furthermore, the Deputy Commissioner highlighted the need to minimize surgical interventions and promote normal deliveries, while also directing the Chief Medical Officer to conduct awareness camps under the RBSK program. Additionally, he instructed the concerned officers to continue the Drugs De-addiction campaign across the district. The Deputy Commissioner's directives aim to strengthen the district's healthcare infrastructure, enhance the effectiveness of ongoing programs, and promote the overall well-being of the people of Poonch.


In order to review the detailed parameters suitable to curb the menace of tobacco use, particularly focusing on tobacco-free educational institutions, a District Level Coordinator Committee (DLCC) meeting was held on 15.6.24 at the conference hall of the DC office complex Doda. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Doda, Harvinder Singh, who also serves as the Chairman of the District Health Society Doda. Stakeholders from various sectors, including medical health insurance, participated in the meeting. During the meeting, several key points were discussed, such as the installation of warning boards in tobacco sales areas. The Deputy Commissioner directed the formation of a flying squad to monitor tobacco sales in restricted zones, emphasizing that no tobacco products should be sold near schools. He also instructed the CEO Doda to review and ensure the implementation of tobacco-free schools. Additionally, the formation of village-level coordination committees was proposed to work towards making villages tobacco-free. The meeting saw attendance from prominent officials including ADC Doda Sudershan Kumar, ACR Doda Sunil Bhutyal, ACD Doda Manoj Kumar, CPO Doda Manesh Kumar, ARTO Doda Rajesh Gupta, CEO Doda PL Thapa, CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, police officers, principals of various government colleges, the medical superintendent of AH GMC Doda, BMOs, and others. The discussion also covered the need for "No Smoking" stickers on public transport and SRTC buses, the declaration of all government premises as tobacco-free zones, and the use of the ToFEI app to declare educational institutions as tobacco-free. The Deputy Commissioner urged all stakeholders to work collaboratively towards making Doda a "Nasha Mukt" (drug-free) district. Further, the Deputy Commissioner directed the ARTO Doda to ensure that all buses and matadors display warning posters and stickers about the dangers of tobacco use. He also stressed the importance of maximizing tuberculosis testing as part of the administration’s goal to make the district TB-free. Educational institutions will receive warning notices to prevent student and minor indulgence in tobacco use. The meeting concluded with a call to action for all participants to unite in efforts to achieve a tobacco-free and drug-free Doda.


Today on 15.6.24 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra chaired a virtual meeting regarding Ayushman Bharat Scheme with all Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of Jammu Division. The meeting was held under the directions of Worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, MD NHM and MD SHA who passed Instructions for mandatory and smooth functioning of Ayushman Bharat scheme in all Government Hospitals of Jammu Division. It was also suggested to have meeting with all private stakeholders of Ayushman Bharat with CMOs and reassurance was given to continue benefits of Ayushman Bharat to all patients coming to private hospitals. Contact no 104 and 14555 from Government side were given for registering of any grievance or complaint if denied treatment under Ayushman Bharat. The meeting was attended physically by DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, AD HEB Dr.Simmi Verma and AD Schemes Dr Ila Gupta.


Operation Theatre made Functional at SDH Darhal... *On June 14th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director Health Services, Jammu and Under direct supervision of CMO Rajouri Dr Manohar Lal Rana & BMO Darhal Dr Sajjad Mirza , Mesh Hernioplasty in a 74 years old male suffering from Left Inguinal Hernia for last 20 years and Polypectomy with Haemorrhodectomy in a 60 years female suffering from Rectal polyp and Grade 4 Haemorrhoids done successfully at SDH Darhal by Dr Mutahir Wani Surgeon, Dr Wasim Chouhan Anaesthetist, Mr Raman Kumar Head Pharmacist, Attaullah Mirza OT Technician, Mashahid Hussain MTS, Mohd Shafyat and team of SDH Darhal. Both the surgeries were conducted free of cost to beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY at SDH Darhal Malkan.


Under the support and guidance of Director health services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 14/06/2024 at AWC Nandpur Rakwalan (Block Sohanjana) 28 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension and Diabetes. Dental check up of the patients was done by the dental surgeon.


World Blood Donor Day celebrations at Directorate of Health Services Jammu. DHS Dr.Rakesh Magotra along with Officers and Officials of Directorate took Pledge to donate blood and awareness generated to staff by DHS, DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma and AD HEB Dr.Simmi Verma.


World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year throughout the world on 14th June. The day marks a special opportunity to thank blood donors for their acts of saving lives through voluntary blood donation. The day is celebrated to raise awareness for regular non-remunerated voluntary blood donation and has become a major focus for action towards achieving universal access to safe blood transfusion. The slogan for this year's World Blood Donor Day campaign is "Celebrating 20 years of giving : Thank you, blood donors". The objective of the campaign is to thank and recognize the millions of voluntary blood donors who have contributed to the health and well-being of millions of people around the world, to promote a culture of regular blood donation among young people and general public and increase the diversity and sustainability of the blood donor pool. Directorate of Health Services Jammu also joined the campaign headed by Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra along with Deputy Director Dentistry Dr. Sanjay Sharma, CAO, DD Planning, DNO, CoS, AD Schemes, Officers and Officials of the Directorate. The event started with awareness lecture by DD Dentistry on blood donation. Assistant Director HEB Dr.Simmi Verma spoke on importance of blood in the body and why it is important to donate blood. This was followed by Pledge taking ceremony by all present on the occasion. Director Health Services Jammu speaking on the occasion appealed to all to generously donate blood and advised all present to change their Display Picture on their Whattsapp status, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to mark the day. World Blood Donor Day was celebrated in all Districts of Jammu Division under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra and supervision of respective Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of Blood Banks along with team. The day marked activities that included Pledge ceremony, awareness lectures, poster making, blood donation camps. Blood donors were thanked and felicitated for saving lives on this occasion. Blood donation camps were conducted in all districts of Jammu Division on this day. A total of 13 camps were conducted in Jammu Division, wherein total of 193 units were collected.


*On June 13th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu and Under direct supervision of CMO Rajouri Dr Manohar Lal Rana & BMO Kalakote Dr Sham Lal, Open Cholecystectomy in a 65 years old female and Herniotomy for Left Inguinal Hernia in a 3½years old male done under General Anaesthesia successfully at CHC Kalakote by Dr Waseem Akram Surgeon, Dr Wasim Chouhan Anaesthetist, Mr Sanjay Gupta Pharmacist, Sajjad Malik OT Technician, Pardeep Sharma MTS and team of CHC Kalakote. Surgeries were conducted free of cost to beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY at CHC Kalakote.


In an effort to tackle vector borne diseases during the summer season and to prevent its spread in the district, the health department Doda kick-started the district wide awareness campaign and released Gambusia Fishes in a fountain/pond at Old Bus Stand Doda and in Block Assar on 13-06-2024. On the directions of DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, State Malariologist Dr D J Raina Jammu and under the guidance of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, the Malaria Unit of CMO Office Doda released gambusia fishes at different locations in the district. The Malaria Officials informed that the gambusia fish which is also called as Mosquito Fish eats the mosquito larvae and helps in controlling the spread of various diseases like Dengue & Malaria. Pertinent to mention here that the health department has been organizing awareness programmes in the community since the last one month as a part of Anti Dengue Month to inform the general public about the prevention and control of various vector borne diseases.


World Blood Donor Day....14.06.2024


On 13.6.2024, a ceremony was held for the distribution of Diplomas in Community Mental Health to 12 distinguished candidates who had completed their training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. This training program was conducted under the supervision of Mr Nazim Zai Khan , Mission Director National Health Mission ,JK. National Health Mission ,JK has signed a MoU with NIMHANS for conducting this training.The event took place in the esteemed presence of Dr. Rakesh Magotra, the Director of Health Services Jammu, who facilitated the distribution of diplomas. Dr. Harjeet Rai, Epidemiologist and the State Surveillance Officer, was also present, lending his support and recognition to the graduates. The ceremony further saw the participation of Dr. Ila Gupta, the Assistant Director of the Scheme, who played a crucial role in the implementation and success of the training program. Dr. Premlata, Medical Officer, also attended, highlighting the collaborative effort and dedication of the healthcare community in promoting mental health services. The training program at NIMHANS equipped these 12 candidates with the essential skills and knowledge to address community mental health challenges effectively. This initiative is a significant step forward in enhancing mental health services in the region, ensuring better accessibility and quality care for the community.


As directed by CMO Samba ,Training regarding CPR and ECG given to the staff deputed at Chichi Mata, Nonath and Diani for SANJY .The training regarding ECG given by Sh. Anil Sambyal incharge ECG section and CPR training by Dr Varun MD medicine AH Ghagwal.The purpose of the training is to capacitate the staff to handle medical emergencies efficiently.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at 47 BN ITBP Ghagwal District Samba today on 13.6.24. The camp was organised by CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal and Nodal Officer blood donation camp Dr.Gaurav. The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Samba. 27 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team DH Samba and transported to Blood bank DH Samba in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


On 13.6.24, a voluntary blood donation camp was organized by Blood Centre District Hospital Poonch at Army field Hospital Poonch under Supervision of Medical Superintendent Dr Nusrat Bhatti. Speaking on the occasion Dr Nusrat thanked Indian army and Border security forces for this continuous noble service.


Global Fatty Liver Day....13.6.24


As a part of outreach activity under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), a health team from Medical Block Thathri under the guidance of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar and BMO Thathri Dr. Shafqat Javeed Zargar visited Govt UPS Indloo and HWC Khara on 11-06-2024 in connection with RKSK implementation programme and screening cum awareness of adolescent students about nutrition, sexual & reproductive health besides screening for various disease as prescribed under RBSK scheme and RKSK Scheme. The health staff on the occasion educated the students about health hygiene, various diseases, preventive measures, sanitation and environment for good health besides awareness was also generated about the ongoing Anaemia Mukt Bharat Campaign for which necessary medicines were distributed among them.


On the directions of District Development Commissioner Ramban Sh. Baseer-ul-haq Choudhary (IAS) keeping in view the difficulty of the patients of the far flung areas of block Gool in assesing the specialized care a free Medical Camp was organised today on 12-06-2024 at PHC Sangaldan for the benefit of the local population of the area by Block Medical Officer Gool Dr Ashfaq Hassan.In the camp BMO Gool along with his team of specialist Doctors and Paramedical staff of Block Gool provided their services . BMO Gool who himself is a senoir physician consulted near almost 150 patients and almost 150 patients were consulted by pediatrician Dr Mubashir Hussain .In the camp more than 300 patients were checked with distribution of free medicines and free testing for Haemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus. People were screened for TB and NCD diseases as well.BMO interacted with the local representatives and the senior citizens,all the peoples thanked BMO Gool for his effort in organising such a multispecility camp at the door step of the peoples who can not avail such services.


NHM J&K releases ranking of Public Health facilities for the month of April 2024 on the basis of esahaj (Hospital Information Management System)` ✅ Kathua dominates in April's Public Health Rankings!🏅 *GMC Kathua* clinches 2nd in New GMCs, while *CHC Hiranagar* Kathua leads among CHCs. 🏥 NHM J&K releases ranking based on *e-Sahaj* for April 2024, highlighting excellence in healthcare. ‎


On 11/6/24, under the guidance of chief medical officer samba Dr Vidhi Bhutyal and overall supervisions of Block Medical officers Nud Dr Suresh Kumar ,An Awareness on heat related illness was observed in AAM Daghore where the public was sensitized about protection from sun during the peak heat hours, wear light coloured clothes, apply sunscreen while stepping outside . People were urged to stay hydrated and avoid caffeinated drinks during the summers in order to maintain electrolyte balance. ‎ ‎


*On June10th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed major health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. *Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Day* was observed in various Health facilities in Rajouri District, aiming to strengthen awareness on maternal health and the welfare of expectant mothers. Healthcare professionals and community workers actively participated, advocating for regular check-ups and timely interventions to reduce maternal mortality risks. The event emphasized prioritizing maternal health during pregnancy and provided counseling and diagnostic services to support expectant mothers. 2. *A Medical Disability Camp was organized at Block Head Quarter Manjakote to provide essential services to the underprivileged.* The camp featured a dedicated team from the District Medical Board and consultants. The team issued Disability and Old Age Certificates. The camp aimed to support the underprivileged by facilitating their access to necessary medical certifications, which are often required for various social welfare schemes. This initiative is undertaken to improve healthcare accessibility and support vulnerable populations. Public of the area appreciated the efforts of the Health Department. 3. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health in different Angan Wadi Centres (AWWs). This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 4. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Baljrallan Kalakote*: Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at Baljrallan, to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 5. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment.


Adding another feather to its cap, Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu Neurosurgery unit performed Evacuation of Subdural haematoma. Dr. Sudhir Sabharwal Neurosurgeon, who took it as a challenge and completed the procedure successfully. Anaesthesia was administered by Dr.Sangeeta Singh assisted by OT staff. The procedure was done under the guidance of MS Gandhinagar Dr.Abdul Hamid Zargar.


Directorate of Health Services Jammu Organises workshop on procurement through GeM at Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu On 08-06-2024, One day Training Programme on GeM functionality and its related features was organised by Directorate of Health Services Jammu. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra inaugurated the training programme which was attended by Financial Advisor/ Chief Accounts Officer DHS Jammu Ms. Deepshikha Sharma, Medical Superintendent Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, all Chief Medical Officers of Jammu Division, Medical Superintendents of District Hospital along with dealing assistants who are designated as Buyers. . The training was conducted by Mr. Ankit Jhawar Deputy Director J&K UTs GeM and Mr.Javeed Ahmed Sheikh Business Facilitator J&K, Ladakh(GeM). They provide a detailed practical training to the participants on the various features of GeM like Bid creation, Reverse Auction, Push Button and Forward Auction etc. The aim of the training programme was to bring in more efficiency and transparency in the buying process in the Health Sector ensuring better and smooth patient care delivery system.


*On June 6th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu and Under direct supervision of CMO Rajouri Dr Manohar Lal Rana, Cystolithotomy for Urinary bladder stones performed at SDH Sunderbani::: A 50 years old male presented with dysuria for last 6months, was diagnosed as having urinary bladder stones. surgery was planned and Cystolithotomy done and two large stones of apprx 4.5 cm by 5 cm and 6cm by 6cm were removed. OT team includes DR J P SHARAM (anaesthetist), Dr Maqsood (Surgeon), Anoop Raina , Rakesh Kumar and Dev Raj as assistants..


Under the support and guidance of worthy Director health services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 7/6/2024 at AWC Suhgani (Block Marh ) 38 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension & Diabetes ( blood glucose estimation done) .Dental check up of the patients was also done by dental surgeon.


Under the directions of Secretary Health and Medical Education , UT of J& K Dr Abid Radhid IAS and Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra a mock drill for Fire safety was conducted today on 07/06/2024 in Govt Hospital Sarwal Jammu by the Fire and Emergency Services Deaprtment headed by Mr Kanwal Peshin District Fire Safety Officer jammu in which all the Staff members including Doctors , Paramedical staff, Nursing staff , students of different Paramedical institutes participated in presence of Hospital Administration. Dr Sunil Kailu Medical Superintendent Govt Hospital Sarwal Jammu thanked the Fire services Officials about the Mock drill conducted in a very cordial manner and on a very short notice.


On 6-6-2024 Medical camps under Arogya Shiver organized at CHC by Consultants of DH ,at PHCs by consultants from CHC & at AAM by Doctors from PHC in block Mendher & Mandi under the guidance & supervision of CMO Poonch.


On 6.6.24 ZLO Jammu Dr Sushma Mattoo visited New Mohinder Nagar Talab Tillo Jammu regarding NLEP activities and awareness to slum areas under guidance and supervision of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a medical and dental check- up camp today on 05/06/2024 at Shelter home Boria Basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined for dental and other ailments and were provided free medicines.


World Environment Day was celebrated in health facilities of all districts of Jammu Division today on 5th June 2024 wherein awareness lecture was delivered by Nodal officer, HRI regarding rising environmental temperature and it's effect on human health. The importance of sufficient hydration, avoidance of outdoor activity during peak heat hours, disuse of plastic and clean green environment was explained to general public and patients. ORS packets were also distributed in the facilities and provision of clean and cool drinking water was done. Plantation drive was also conducted in the hospital premises by staff wherein saplings were planted. Patients and attendants appreciated the preparedness of health facility for management of heat related illnesses and apluaded plantation drive. ‎


World Environment Day.....5.6.2024.


Day 4 on 4/6/24, under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Samba Dr Vidhi Bhutyal and overall supervisions of DHO Samba Dr Anju Balla Awareness on heat related illness was observed in all three blocks and DH Samba where the public was sensitized about protection from sun during the peak heat hours, wear light coloured clothes, apply sunscreen while stepping outside . People were urged to stay hydrated and avoid caffeinated drinks during the summers in order to maintain electrolyte balance. ‎


Mock Drill Regarding Management of Bio Medical Waste in SDH Sunderbani, Block Sunderbani, District Rajouri. on 03 - 06-2024.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, and overall supervision of CMO Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhutyal, awareness regarding heat-related illness was observed in District Samba. Sun Protection Awareness Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses! ☀️ - **Stay Hydrated:** Drink plenty of water throughout the day. - **Seek Shade:** Avoid direct sunlight, especially between 10 AM - 4 PM. - **Wear Protective Clothing:** Opt for light, loose-fitting clothes, hats, and sunglasses. - **Use Sunscreen:** Apply broad-spectrum SPF 30+ and reapply every 2 hours. - **Take Breaks:** Rest in cool areas to avoid overheating.


Under the able guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and directions of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatyal and Supervision of DHO Samba and BMOs of distt.Samba awareness and prevention regarding Malaria/ Dengue given to general public, poster pasting and checking of drums,coolers,plant parts done .Slum areas also checked today on 3.6.2024


Inauguration of HWC SC Sawanchak under ABHIM: Today on 3.06.2024 , Dr. Vijay Raina , Chief Medical Officer Kathua , Inaugurated AAM SC Sawan Chak Kathua & dedicated the medical institution to the general public. Pertinently , it was a long pending demand of the area , initially RCH & Immunization services shall be provided in the centre which has been made functional through the internal arrangement from the Catering AAM UPHC Naag nagar .More such centres are upcoming for the benefit of urban masses in a phased manners. The locals thanked the CMO Kathua for his efforts for bringing services to the unreached areas of ward no 13.


On the direction of DHS Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra & supervision of CMO Poonch, MS,BMOs ,MOs of diffrent health facilities arranged activities to observe HEAT ACTION DAY on 2nd June 2024 in Distt Poonch. 1.Sensitization of Staff & ASHAs about DOs & Don'ts in intense heat wave. 2.Awareness of general public by using mobile van to save them against HRIs. 3.FIRE Safety drill at CHC Mendher. 4.Installation of LED bulbs to save electricity. 5.Plantation drive. 6.Earmarking of dedicated beds in emergency & Indoor with welleqiped system to deal HRI patients at DH,CHC & PHCs. 7.Inspection of ORS Corners & availability of supplies logistics at emergency sections.


Beat the Heat


Heat related illnesses and 1st Aid measures


Anti Malaria Month....1st June to 30th June 2024


Health Department holds NCD Screening Camps across District Doda DODA, JUNE 01: Health Department Doda conducted Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) screening camps throughout the district. The camps were organized under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Om Kumar and the guidance of Block Medical Officers (BMOs). The initiative aimed at promoting health by facilitating the early detection of NCD diseases. During the screening, patients visiting health centers for routine outpatient department (OPD) or medical checkups were examined for hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. The screening was part of the department's weekly activity to ensure that these conditions are identified at an early stage. The primary objective of the screening camps was to promote better health outcomes by enabling early diagnosis and timely management of diseases. By identifying health issues early, patients can receive appropriate care from the beginning, which can significantly improve their prognosis and quality of life.


Blood Donation Camp held at Army Camp Maitra Ramban today on 1.6.24 under supervision of MS Ramban.20 units of blood collected.


Heat wave Advisory


Advisory Committee on health sector reforms led by chairman Dr Ajit Nagpal Ex Director SKIMS and Major General Professor (Dr.)Atul Kotwal ,executive Director NHSRC visited GNH JAMMU on 31.5.24 for supervision and Monitoring. Accompanied by Additional Secretary HME and DHS Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, MS GNH had round of all sections of GNH and interacted with staff and DNB students


*Rajouri, May 31, 2024 — In observance of World No Tobacco Day, the Health Department of Rajouri district has actively engaged in activities to raise awareness and protect children from the tobacco industry's influence, in alignment with this year's theme. Under the guidance of Dr. M.L. Rana, Chief Medical Officer of Rajouri, the following initiatives were undertaken across the district*: 1. *Seminar at ANMT School Rajouri:* A seminar was held at ANMT School, Rajouri, featuring participation from DIO Rajouri Dr. Dev Raj Katwal, Nodal Officer Dr. G.Q. Bhat, and staff from the CMO Office, Dy. CMO's Office, and ANMT School. The seminar focused on the harmful effects of tobacco use and the imperative of shielding children from tobacco industry interference. Speakers emphasized the necessity of community involvement in tobacco prevention efforts.Later, a rally was also taken out by the students and staff of ANMT School and CMO’s office carrying placards. 2. *NTCP Pledge at CMO's Office Rajouri:* The staff at the Chief Medical Officer’s office in Rajouri took the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) pledge, committing to advocate for a tobacco-free environment and protect future generations from the harmful impacts of tobacco. 3. *Public Awareness Sessions:* Health institutions across Rajouri, along with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Mobile Health Teams, conducted public awareness sessions on the health hazards associated with tobacco use. These sessions, held in various schools across the district, reached a wide audience of students, teachers, and parents, reinforcing the critical message of tobacco prevention. 4. *Awareness on Violations of COTPA-2003:* Special awareness drives, including rallies, were organized to educate the public about the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) of 2003, highlighting the legal consequences of violations. *These efforts aimed to enhance the enforcement of tobacco control laws and ensure compliance, particularly around educational institutions to protect children.The concerted efforts on World No Tobacco Day in Rajouri underscore our unwavering commitment to fostering a healthier, tobacco-free environment for our children. We urge the community to continue supporting these initiatives and to remain vigilant against the tobacco industry's attempts to target young individuals.*


Under the support and guidance of Director health services, Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical Mobile unit Jammu ,organized a medical camp today on 31/05/2024 at AWC Charda Gran(Block Akhnoor ) 34 patients were examined ,provided free medicines and screened for hypertension & Diabetes ( blood glucose estimation done) .Dental check up of the patients was also done by dental surgeon.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Dr Rakesh Magotra ,Another case of successful Total Knee Replacement (TKR) under PMJAY scheme free of cost was successfully done in Government Hospital Sarwal by Dr. Nipun Kalsotra Consultant Orthopaedics (Fellowship in arthroscopy and joint replacement, Germany and Australia ) of a 60 years old patient having severe Osteoarthritis knee joint. Other team members included Anaesthetics Dr. Vishal Gupta, Dr Anu Manhas and other OT staff. The surgery was done under Ayushman Bharat free of cost under supervision of medical superintendent Dr Sunil Kaili


In connection with the celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2024, series of awareness programmes were held across the health centres in all Districts of Jammu Division under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and supervision of CMOs/MS/BMOs of respective Districts/Blocks.Awareness highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption was disseminated. On this occasion, other than awareness programmes, a pledge for quitting smoking and supporting the anti tobacco campaign was taken. Awareness Rallies were flagged off.


World No Tobacco Day was celebrated by Directorate of Health Services today on 31.5.24 at Govt Hospital Gandhinagar .A No Tobacco use pledge was administered to all present and a rally of ANMT students was flagged off by Director Health Services,Dr Rakesh Magotra to create awareness amongst the masses through the handbills and banners carried by the Students .The day is being observed with the theme:Protecting children from the Tobacco Industry Interference . Awareness campaign is currently ongoing on radio as well since 24 th May to coincide with World No Tobacco day activities in the Division . Earlier sensitisation sessions were held in MBS College and Parade College regarding the ill effects of Tobacco, COTPA 2003 sections and the theme of this year .


World No Tobacco Day........31.05.2024


*On May 30th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision & BMO Kalakote Dr Sham Lal, an Open Cholecystectomy in a 63 years old female and Mesh Hernioplasty for Supraumblical Hernia in a 65years old female done successfully at CHC Kalakote by Dr Waseem Akram Surgeon, Dr Wasim Chouhan Anaesthetist, Mr Sanjay Gupta Pharmacist, Ravi Kant Sudan OT Technician, Pardeep Sharma MTS and team of CHC Kalakote. Surgeries were conducted free of cost to beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY at CHC Kalakote.


*On May 30th, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by the Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr. Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. Due to the temperature surge in the region, ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) corners have been established in all healthcare facilities across District Rajouri. This measure aims to combat dehydration and provide necessary relief to the affected population. The district Health administration urges residents to utilize these facilities to stay hydrated and healthy. 2. *Village Health Sanitation & Nutrition Day (VHSND)* was observed district-wide at multiple centres. Activities included vaccinating dropouts, distributing iron folic acid syrup and tablets, providing Albendazole tablets, contraceptives for family planning, nutrition counselling, and promoting sanitation awareness. 3. *Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at DharSakri, Kandi*: A Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team, organized an outreach camp at DharSakri a far-off village of Block Kandi to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 4. *Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*: RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions, prioritizing children's health. This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. 5. *Malaria Outreach Initiative:* Malaria teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across various zones within the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, they raised awareness about malaria prevention and treatment. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri.


Today on 30.05.2024 Awareness regarding VBDCP given to general Public at Dhyansar slum area Bari Brahmana by malaria team Block Purmandal


Under the able guidance of Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Alok Kumar IPS, Director Fire & Emergency Services J&K with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Sh. Raj Kumar Raina, Deputy Director, Fire & Emergency services Jammu, Two-days First Aid / BLS training of 5th Batch of Fire & Emergency Services personals of Jammu Division, as first Responder, has been organized on 29th & 30th May 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Fire Services personals while handling the victims during emergency incidence as first responder wherein twenty officers/officials have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques and also practiced how to keep the victim in safe posture at incidence site for first-aid and also learned various safe transport techniques requires to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at JSSC, RIHFW Nagrota.


ORS corner placed at PHC Gundna and other health facilities in District Doda in view of heat wave and to prevent heat related illnesses. HRI awareness generated to general public and staff.


A Medical Camp arranged on joint approach by SMO Bafliaz,RBSK teams A Surankote & TU under NTEP Surankote at remotest village Chamrer on 29th May 2024 under the supervision of BMO Surankote and guidance of CMO Poonch.


On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Doda and Chief Medical Officer Doda, a team of Medical Officers ( Dr Sangita Kotwal Consultant Pedtrician , Dr Pryia Manhas Medical Officer (MS ENT) under the over all supervision of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah visited Village Thanalla on 29.05.2024 to check the status of the kids suffering from skin disease. On this occasion, free medicines were distributed to them besides an orientation was given to the parents of the kids how to take care of them and they were also advised to remain in contact with the hospital authorities, Worthy Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah also requested them to visit SDH Bhaderwah so that they may be taken to GMC Doda for Dermatologist consultation free of cost. In addition to it the general public was also provided free medicines and a medical check up was also done.


Ors corners in different blocks of Jammu district.


Despite soaring temperatures and heat wave , cataract patients continue to get operated at Sarwal Hospital Jammu, undergoing Microincision Cataract Surgeries with Artificial intraocular lens implants by Dr Sandeep Gupta Consultant Eye surgeon, free of cost under ABPMJAY/NPCB along with free preoperative and postoperative medicines/glasses which are provided uninterruptedly by MS Sarwal hospital Dr Sunil kailu .


On 28th May 2024, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited PHC Tikri District Udhampur to monitor healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. DHS was welcomed by CMO Udhampur, Dr. Anil Manhas. After a whirlwind tour of PHC Tikri, wherein DHS took round of all sections of the hospital. DHS interacted with the patients in the ward and enquired about their well-being.District review on the important parameters of Health & Family Welfare was undertaken by DHS at Dak Bungalow Udhampur. The meeting was attended by Dy. CMO & staff. A power Point presentation was given by CMO Udhampur detailing work done in the district.Report regarding PMJAY Sehat was also presented. DHS appreciated the targets achieved by the district. Expressing satisfaction over the outputs the chair impressed upon the need to be more sensitive towards Patient Care and requested all to work with full dedication towards patient care. He assured all his support to the District.


On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh Harvinder Singh (IAS) and Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar, a Multi Speciality Medical Camp was organized by BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf at Village Manthala in Bhaderwah District Doda on 28-05-2025. During the camp, multi speciality services were given to the local populace by the health team, in which more than 250 patients were examined, besides free medicines were also distributed on the occasion by the health department. Meanwhile, the department also sensitized the locals about the heat wave mitigation and its precautions.


A stakeholder's sensitisation workshop on tobacco control was conducted at Conference Hall GH Gandhinagar under NTCP. Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra chaired the event .CMOs ,Medical Superintendents,Zonal Education Officers and Police officers attended the workshop .TOFEI app developed for monitoring of implementation of TOFEI guidelines was launched by DHSJ during the event . PPTs regarding epidemiology&Burden of Tobacco Use, TOFEI and COTPA 2003 were presented by the speakers


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Alok Kumar IPS, Director Fire & Emergency Services J&K with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Sh. Raj Kumar Raina, Deputy Director, Fire & Emergency services Jammu, Two-days First Aid / BLS training of 4th Batch of Fire & Emergency Services personals of Jammu Division, as first Responder, has been organized on 27th & 28th May 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Fire Services personals while handling the victims during emergency incidence as first responder wherein twenty officers/officials have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques and also practiced how to keep the victim in safe posture at incidence site for first-aid and also learned various safe transport techniques requires to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at JSSC, RIHFW Nagrota.


Today on 28th May 2024, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited PHC Tikri District Udhampur to monitor healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. DHS was welcomed by CMO Udhampur, Dr. Anil Manhas. DHS took round of all sections of the hospital and interacted with the patients in the ward and OPD and enquired about their well-being. DHS checked the store and records and instructions were given to keep all records well maintained. DHS took round of Immunization section and gathered information from the staff regarding the vaccination being conducted in the hospital. DHS requested all to work with full dedication towards patient care.


Doppler USG Machine installed at SDH Banihal, inaugurated by SDM Banihal. The public thanked Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Maghotra for mitigation of this long pending demand.


ORS corners placed at health facilities of Jammu Division in view of Heat Wave. Air conditioning in wards for patients to prevent Heat related illnesses. HRI awareness generated to general public and staff.


Do's and Dont's to protect from heat wave


21 Cataract surgeries done in 2 days at DH Ramban by Eye Specialist Dr Roshan Din Ahanger, Assistant Tahir Gul, Sanjay Kumar and Team under the Supervision of MS-DH Ramban


District TB Forum and District TB Comorbidity Coordination Committee meeting of District Udhampur was held on 25 May 2024 under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Udhampur Ms Saloni Rai.DTO Udhampur presented the Agenda / NTEP performance of district Udhampur through PPT, various issues were discussed and the chair passed the necessary directions and guidance for NTEP and PMTBMBA in the district.....


As a part of weekly activity, NCD Screening camps were held across the health centres in District Doda on 25-05-2024 by Health Department Doda. During the screening, patients coming out for routine OPD/medical checkup in the health centres were screened for hypertension, cardio vascular diseases and diabetes. The objective is to promote health by ensuring early detection of diseases, so that patients can be managed appropriately from the begining itself.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Emergency Hospital Vijaypur District Samba on 25.5.24. The camp was organised by CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal, BMO Ramgarh and Nodal Officer blood donation camp Dr.Gaurav. The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Samba.11 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team DH Samba and transported to Blood bank DH Samba in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


On the directions of District Development Commissioner Ramban Sh. Baseer-ul-haq Choudhary (IAS) keeping in view the difficulty of the patients of the far flung areas of block Gool in assesing the specialized care a free Medical Camp was organised today on 25-05-24 at AAM SC Bhimdassa for the benefit of the local population of the area by Block Medical Officer Gool Dr Ashfaq Hassan.In the camp BMO Gool along with his team of Doctors and Paramedical staff of Block Gool provided their services . BMO Gool himself consulted near about 300 patients alone.In the camp more than 500 patients were checked with distribution of free medicines and free testing for Haemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus. People were screened for TB and NCD diseases as well.BMO interacted with the local representatives and the senior citizens,all the peoples thanked BMO Gool for his effort in organising such a multispecility camp at this far off place.


Today on 25th May 2024, Worthy Additional Secretary Health & Medical Education, Sh. Chand Kishore and Directorate Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited District kathua. A warm welcome was offered by the CMO Kathua, Dr. Vijay Raina. After a whirlwind tour of PHC Phalote, SC Rajbagh, NTPHC Chadwal & HWC Maichak by the Director Health Services, Jamnmu, District review on the important parameters of Health & Family Welfare & upcoming Shri Amaranth Yatra Ji arrangements was undertaken by the Worthy Additional Secretary Health & Medical Education, Sh. Chand Kishore and Directorate Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra in the Office Chamber of CMO Kathua, Dr. Vijay Raina. The meeting was attended by all the Block Medical Officers, among others who were present were Dy. CMO, DTO, DHO, DIO & Other staff. It is worth while to mention that after assuming the charge of DHS Jammu, it was the maiden visit of Director Health Services to the district, where he served for nearly two years. A power Point presentation was given by CMO Kathua detailing district achievement of the previous financial years. The Issues being faced by the district were also highlighted. Expressing satisfaction over the outputs the chair impressed upon the need to be more sensitive towards Patient Care and requested all to work with full dedication towards patient care. He assured all his support to the District and hoped for more such visits in upcoming days.


Divisional Nodal Officer National Tobacco Control Programme conducted a sensitisation programme for students and faculty of Govt College for Women ,Parade regarding the Epidemiology / Global and Country burden of Tobacco use ,COTPA2003, and Tobacco Free Educational Institutions in connection with the forthcoming World No Tobacco Day on 31st May .The programme concluded with a No Tobacco Pledge by all present at the venue


District level coordination committee(DLCC) review meeting of key stakeholders held under National Tobacco Control Program in District Udhampur convened by District Health Society Udhampur under the chairpersonship of District Magistrate Udhampur, Ms.Saloni Rai, IAS on 25th May 2024. A presentation was given by Ms. Shiveta Raina, Divisional Coordinator NTCP with main focus on COTPA 2003 along with implementation of Tobacco free Educational Institution guidelines and Tobacco free village Initiative. DC laid stress on strict Enforcement of COTPA and deterrent action against the Violators, Mass IEC Awareness Campaigns on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day along with declaration of all Govt Schools as Tobacco Free through ToFEI application.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Alok Kumar IPS, Director Fire & Emergency Services J&K with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Sh. Raj Kumar Raina, Deputy Director, Fire & Emergency services Jammu, Two-days First Aid / BLS training of 3rd Batch of Fire & Emergency Services personals of Jammu Division, as first Responder, has been organized on 24th & 25th May 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Fire Services personals while handling the victims during emergency incidence as first responder wherein twenty officers/officials have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques and also practiced how to keep the victim in safe posture at incidence site for first-aid and also learned various safe transport techniques requires to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at JSSC, RIHFW Nagrota.


Endoscopic Tympanoplasty Rt ear on a 19yrs old female patient who was suffering from ear discharge and decreased hearing since last 1yr was done today on 24.05.24 in OT of DH Samba for the first time by team of doctors including Dr. Deepshikha sumbria ,ENT surgeon, Dr. Anuradha, consultant anaesthesia, Dr. Santosh Gupta , Mr. Vijay choudhary, OT technician, Mr. Darshan, Mr. Shubham.Endoscopic Tympanoplasty include minimal soft tissue manipulation, better cosmesis and reduced post operative manipulation and better graft uptake.


On dated 22-05-2024 the NTEP Review of District Reasi was conducted under the chairmanship of Mission Director NHM J&K Mr.Nazim Zai Khan, IAS and Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra in the presence of DDC Reasi,CMO,DHO, All BMOs of District Reasi, MS District Reasi, WHO Consultant NTEP. All the performance indicators of NTEP of District Reasi were shown through PPT by Dr.Anil Saloch DTO Udhampur/Reasi and the various issues regarding NTEP were discussed with dignitaries.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Cmo Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial a landmark laparoscopic ovarian cyst surgery was successfully performed first time today on 24.5.24 at CHC Ramgarh. This significant medical procedure was expertly carried out by highly experienced , dedicated and renowned team of Dr. Pooja Bhagat consultant Gynaecology ,Dr Raj Kumar consultant Surgery and Dr. Pawan Kumar senior consultant anaesthesia providing crucial anaesthetic support. The successful surgery marks a milestone in the delivery of advanced medical care at CHC Ramgarh, demonstrating the collaborative efforts and dedication of the healthcare team to enhance patient outcomes and provide state-of-the-art treatments in the region. The patient, who had been experiencing symptoms due to the ovarian cyst, is expected to recover swiftly, benefiting from the minimally invasive nature of the procedure. This achievement reflects the strategic vision and leadership of the health officials and continuous efforts of BMO Ramgarh Dr Lakhwinder Singh ensuring that high-quality medical services are accessible to the community and setting a new standard for future medical endeavors at CHC Ramgarh. Team of dedicated paramedics who assisted the surgery and played a vital role included Mr rajinder koul ( o t tech) Mr satpal (ot tech) Ruhi raina (o t tech) Rajni Bala ( j s n) Nazem ( M T S)


On the 22nd of May 2024, Worthy Mission Director NHM, Mr. Nazim Zai Khan, IAS, and Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, visited AAM PHC Miyari, Block Katra, later took a detailed review of different schemes of NHM including NTEP, RBSK, PMJAY etc. Which was also attended by Deputy Commissioner Reasi Mr. Vishesh Paul Mahajan (JKAS). Thereafter they visited AAM HWC SC Dharmatha , District Hospital Reasi and CHC Katra wherein round of all sections was conducted alongwith Ms Rajni Charak, Director Planning , NHM , Dr Ravinder Manhas, CMO Reasi, Dr Harjeet Rai, SSO Jammu/DNO NHM Jammu Division ,Medical Superintendent DH Reasi Dr Gopal Dutt, Dr Amit Bajaj , Programme Manager , Quality Assurance NHM and Dr Parvesh Chalotra Programme Manager, ESAHAJ, NHM, SO Planning NHM, DHO Reasi, DTO Reasi/Udhampur, DPM, DAM,DMEO and other staff members. Mission Director, NHM JK appreciated the good work going in district Reasi and also issued necessary directions for rationalization of machinery /Equipments lying unutilized ‎, special focus on block mahore and further improvement on various parameters.


Eye screening for cataract cases at PHC Sawjian in compliance to the order of Block Medical Officer Mandi under National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual impairment


Medical Mobile Unit Jammu, delivered an awareness lecture on 22/05/2024 at Sri Sai public school Qasim Nagar ,among students and teachers,regarding precautions and prevention from heat related illnesses.


MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a medical and dental check- up camp on 22/05/2024 at Shelter home Boria Basti Bahu.


To commemorate World No Tobacco Day falling on 31st May , District Health Society Jammu organised a sensitisation programme under NTCP at MBS College of Engineering &Technology wherein Dr Paras Khanna ,an eminent surgical Oncologist delivered an impressive PowerPoint presentation on the health impacts of Tobacco ,engaging the students and faculty in the detailed presentation .Nodal Officer NTCP Dr. Mridula Singh also gave a presentation on the COTPA2003 , TOFEI and overview of the programme . Around 80 students and faculty attended the programme .


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Alok Kumar IPS, Director Fire & Emergency Services J&K with kind support extended by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Sh. Raj Kumar Raina, Deputy Director, Fire & Emergency services Jammu, Two-days First Aid / BLS training of 2nd Batch of Fire & Emergency Services personals of Jammu Division, as first Responder, has been organized on 20th & 21st May 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Fire Services personals while handling the victims during emergency incidence as first responder wherein 19 officers/officials have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques and also practiced how to keep the victim in safe posture at incidence site for first-aid and also learned various safe transport techniques requires to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at JSSC, RIHFW Nagrota.


At GNH Jammu all stakeholders in open discussions with MS GNH regarding all issues of implementations of PMJAY Sehat.


NVBDCP Activities in samba


On 18-5-24,Chief medical officer Samba Dr Vidhi bhatial took a detailed review of RBSK implementation in District Samba. CMO directed the 6 RBSK MHT (teams) of District Samba to ensure that the quality of screening of beneficiaries should be followed in letter and spirit.After analysing the data provided for the month of April 24 ,she directed MHTs to fill data on portal correctly and ensure all postive cases detected are brought to the logical conclusion in the form of getting them treated at an earliest.Meeting was attended by District nodal officers,DEIC manager and 6 RBSK MHT (teams)


On 18-05-2024 worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited PHC Ramsoo and PHC Ukheral. Director Sir checked the functioning of all sections including maintenance of record in detail. Deficiencies were pointed out by Director Sir with directions to rectify them immediately. Directions were also passed to CMO regarding rationalization of equipment, drugs and manpower keeping upcoming Amarnath Yatra in mind. Staff was asked to maintain punctuality, dress code and work culture with focus on helping the poor and most needy ones.


under supervision of respected MS Dr. Nusrat Bhatti maam, a CME was held in RSS DH Poonch, on the topic “Pediatric Seizures and their Management”. Presentation was done by pediatric DRP resident Dr. Aman Mehta, under guidance of Pediatric consultants Dr. Jalpreet Kaur and Dr. Amarjeet Singh. It was attended by senior consultants, medical officers and paramedical staff of all sections. Vote of thanks was given by respected Dr. Manjeet Singh, senior orthopedic consultant.


Maxillofacial Surgery performed in DH Poonch. on a patient with Fracture Mandible who was operated and plating was done by Dr Sourav Sharma Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with the assistance of Mukhtar Ahmed Senior Technician .


Under the continued support and guidance of director health services,Jammu ,Dr Rakesh Magotra,Medical mobile unit Jammu (MMU ) held health check up cum awareness camp on 17/05/2024 at AWC Shiva Patta (Block Kot Bhalwal) .27 patients were examined and given medicines and screened for Diabetes and Hypertension . Dental check up of the patients was done by the dental surgeon. An awareness lecture on heat related illnesses and dengue prevention was given to the school children of Government Middle School Shiva Patta.


World Hypertension Day observed on 17.5.24 in all Districts of Jammu Division under supervision of CMOs/MS/BMOs of respective blocks.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu on 17.5.24 incharge STO Dr.Jyoti Jolly along with APO and WHO Consultants for NTEP visited DTC Kathua. Brief PPT was presented by DTO Kathua. Active case finding in high risk group to be taken up along with increase in Niksha Mitras for providing nutritional support was decided to be done on priority


Taking cue from the legacy of the hospital with upskilled spree ENT Specialist Dr.Samina Tabasdum performed Endoscopic trans canal type-1 Tympanoplasty with cartilage graft under local anaesthesia at Govt.Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal with logistics provided by Dr. Gurmeet kour (Medical superintendent Govt Rajiv Gandhi hospital), Picture shows almost 2 weeks post procedure result with improved hearing


*National Dengue Day* *Dengue Awareness takes flight in Kathua: IEC Van kickstarts to target High-Risk Areas* *Kathua, May 16 :* To mark National Dengue Day, a programme was organised at the office of CMO Kathua where a united resolve has been taken to support Anti-Dengue campaign, recognizing the importance of collective action in combating this viral disease. The event held at the office premises of CMO Kathua was on the theme "Connect with Community, Control Dengue” where an enlightening lecture was delivered by esteemed medical professionals, including Dr. Vijay Raina, Chief Medical Officer Kathua, and Dr. Uttam Chand, District Health Officer Kathua, along with Dr. Radha Krishan, District Tuberculosis Officer Kathua. Their expertise shed light on the importance of proactive measures in combating dengue. Similar events were held at various Block Headquarters, underscoring the widespread commitment to public health across the region. The events also aimed at educating and engaging the community in preventive measures against dengue. Following the informative session, an IEC van adorned with informative content was ceremoniously flagged off by CMO Kathua. This van will traverse high-risk areas of urban Kathua, spreading awareness among vulnerable communities. Emphasizing prevention measures and the availability of free testing and treatment facilities in Government Hospitals, the initiative aims to empower individuals to take charge of their health and well-being. Pertinently, the National Dengue Day is observed annually on May 16 to raise awareness about dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection prevalent in over 100 countries worldwide. The day serves as a platform for communities, organizations, and governments to come together and take proactive measures to prevent and control the spread of dengue


World Hypertension Day.....17.5.24


National Dengue Day observed in District Reasi on 16.5.24.


On 16/5/24,an Awareness and Screening camp organized by NTEP Team DTC Poonch at Jamia Ishat-ul- uloom Madrasa Chandak. lectures were delivered regarding Tuberculosis symptoms and its prevention,


*On May 16th , 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. World Dengue Day was celebrated at the District Headquarters in Rajouri and across all blocks with the theme "Dengue Prevention: Our Responsibility for a Safer Tomorrow." The event aimed to raise awareness about dengue prevention and control. Activities included educational sessions, distribution of informational materials, and community engagement initiatives. Health officials emphasized the importance of proactive measures, such as eliminating mosquito breeding sites and promoting hygiene practices. The celebration highlighted the collective responsibility of the community in combating dengue and ensuring a healthier future for all. 2. Today, Block Kandi organized a Dental Awareness & Oral Cancer Screening Camp at village Charan under the National Oral Health Programme (NOHP). This initiative aimed to raise awareness about dental health and provide essential oral cancer screenings, promoting overall oral well-being in the community. 3. NCD Screening & ABHA Id creation: NCD Screening and ABHA ID creation were carried out district-wide, engaging the AAMs network. This endeavor aimed at addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and improving healthcare accessibility via ABHA ID generation, ensuring holistic health coverage for the community. 4. The Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri, in collaboration with the RBSK team, conducted an outreach camp in Village MelaChawa, Block Sunderbani. The camp provided essential healthcare services, improving accessibility and offering timely medical aid, effectively meeting the community's healthcare needs and fostering awareness among residents. 5. Today, the Rashtriya Kishori Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) team from Kandi visited schools to raise awareness among adolescents about health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of informed health choices during adolescence. 6. RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), prioritizing children's health. This initiative focused on early detection and timely intervention to ensure better well-being for children. By identifying health issues early, the program aims to provide necessary healthcare services promptly, enhancing overall child health in the district. These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri.


Interview of State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina with Doordarshan.


National Dengue Day observed in District Poonch on 16.5.24


Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr. Anil Manhas. Dengue Day was celebrated at CMO Office Udhampur on 16-05-2024.A detailed lecture delivered by Dr. Vijay Lachotra and DMO Sh.Gopal Dass regarding preventive measures for dengue in presence of staff members of this office.


On 16-05-2024 National Dengue Day was observed in various Health Institutions of district Ramban with the theme " Connect with Community, Control Dengue"


Celebration of National Dengue Day 2024 at Govt Hospital Gandhinagar.


National Dengue Day celebrations at District Kathua.


Under the kind directions of director health services, Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and State Malariologist Dr D.J Raina ,team of Medical mobile unit Jammu observed NATIONAL DENGUE DAY on 16/05/2024 at New Era higher secondary school Belicharana. Awareness lectures regarding Dengue prevention,signs and symptoms was given to the students alongwith distribution of IEC material ,with the aim to disseminate the information regarding dengue prevention among the students and community as well!!


Today on the 16th of May, Dengue day was celebrated in Govt Hospital Sarwal under the supervision of Medical Superintendent Dr Sunil Kailu.This year's Theme for national dengue 2024 is "Dengue Prevention :Our responsibility for safer tomorrow ". Detailed lecture about dengue's sign , symptoms and its management was given by Consultant Physician Dr Usha.Various measures about its prevention were also discussed in detail. Large number of staff members,paramedical students, patients and their attendants also participated in it. Later Poster presentation was done by paramedical students.


On 16th of May 2024, "National Dengue Day" was celebrated at SDH Jagti. On this occasion a function was orgainsied by Medical Superintendent SDH Jagti wherein a detailed lecture was delivered by Dr. Sunil Raina , Consultant Physician SDH Jagti about the causes, symptoms and severity of the disease. He also highlited the various preventive measures about this disease. All staff members, patients and their attendents were senstized and made aware about the various aspects of Dengue. He emphasized the need to eleminate the vector breeding sites and emphasized on testing for its detection.


On 16.5.24 Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal Jammu celebrated National Dengue Day and aware the people about the severity of the disease. Also sensitise the people regarding the precautions needed to reduce the vector breeding sites and emphasise on testing of the diseases in the hospital to a greater extent.


National Dengue Day observed at District Hospital Ramban on 16.5.24


ACTIVITY: NATIONAL DENGUE DAY OBSERVED AT DISTRICT SAMBA on 16.5.24 Under the kind directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra ,State Malariologist Dr DJ Raina and the overall supervision of Chief Medical Officer Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial today 'National Dengue Day' observed in District Samba, activities were organized under the theme "connect with community, control Dengue . Dengue Day in District Samba is marked by a series of comprehensive awareness initiatives. The District Health Officer (DHO) Samba Dr Anju Bala along with the District Malaria Team, actively engages in conducting informative lectures in schools to educate students about dengue prevention and symptoms. Additionally, the local community is involved through vibrant rallies by block Purmandal and engaging poster-making competitions held at Government middle schools by block Nud ,targeted awareness sessions were organised for laborers at the SIDCO industrial area. Moreover, all health institutes in the district collaborate to ensure widespread dissemination of information and proactive measures to combat dengue effectively. ‎


National Dengue Day observed at ANMT School Doda on 16.5.24. To mark the celebration of National Dengue Day 2024, the District Malaria Unit under the banner of District Health Society Doda today organized an awareness programme cum debate competition at ANMT School Doda. Incharge Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Ab Gafoor Ahmed was the Chief Guest, while Principal ANMT School Doda Anusuya Bhan, Principal Taran Paramedical Institute Ghat Ms Farzana Tabassum, Mashhood Latif, Ms Rubeena Ishtiaq, Ms Saima Kousar besides Staff of CMO Office, Malaria Section and students of ANMT were present on the occasion. Earlier, the programme was started with the Guest Lectures given by Mr Umar Anayat (District Epidemiologist) and Dr Nasir Masood (Medical Officer) who underlined the significance of the day. They also highlighted that dengue can be prevented by controlling the mosquito population through measures such as removing stagnant water resources, using mosquito nets and wearing protective clothing and other important measures which can prevent the spread of the dengue infection. On this occasion, 06 students from different paramedical institutes viz ANMT School Doda, Taran Paramedical Institute Ghat and Hussain Paramedical Institute Ghat participated, and highlighted the importance of the day. Dr Javed Ahmed Parray, Mohd Shafi Attu (HE) and Ms Roma Sharma performed the work of Judges, whereas Mr Farooq Ahmed (JHI) managed and coordinated with the whole event. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Dr Ab Gafoor Ahmed educated participants about the Dengue virus, its prevention and control. “Dengue is still one of the most common vector borne diseases in India and it is essential to be aware of the preventative measures that individuals should take to battle the illness, “he said. On this occasion, IEC material on Dengue prevention was also distributed among the participants by District Malaria Unit Doda. In the debate competition, Mehar Ul Nisa of ANMT Doda, Zahid Shafiq of Hussain Paramedical Institute Ghat and Sehar Younis of Taran Paramedical Institute Ghat were declared as Ist, 2nd and 3rd Positions respectively, who were awared with Memontos and Certificates. Mr Faizan A Tramboo conducted the proceeding of the programme. Similarly, National Dengue Day was also observed in all Medical Blocks viz Assar, Bhaderwah, Gandoh, Ghat and Thathri, where awareness programmes were held under the supervision of Block Medical Officers.


On 16.5.24, DHS Dr.Rakesh Magotra visited Shri Amar Nath ji yatra Langer site at Banihal to take stock of arrangements made for the upcoming yatra.


Take immediate preventive measures to curb dengue fever: Dr DJ Raina State Malariologist J&K Dr. DJ Raina, the State Malariologist of Jammu and Kashmir, while talking with Take One Correspondent Rajinder Kitchloo emphasized the implementing preventive measures to curb the transmission of dengue fever on the occasion of #NationalDengueDay. Speaking about the disease, Dr. Raina shared valuable insights into dengue and highlighted the importance of preventive measures in mitigating its impact. Get news updates directly on your WhatsApp! WhatsApp Hi to +91 972 825 3663 #takeone #takeonechannel #takeonedigitalnetwork


National Dengue Day...16.5.24


State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina addressed 639 students in KC Public School Jammu as a guesture to Public Private Collaboration as a part of celebration of National Dengue Day 16th May 2024


National Dengue Day.......16.5.24


Under the guidance and support of Director health services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a medical and dental check- up camp on 15/05/2024 at Shelter home Boria Basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined for dental and other ailments and were provided free medicines.


Under the able guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra and directions of CMO Samba Dr. Vidhi Bhatial and direct supervision of Medical Superintendent DH Samba and Block Medical Officers. ORS Corners established in different Health institutions of district Samba (Dist.Hospital/Nud/Ramgarh/Purmandal) to combat Heat Related illness under NPCCHH. Awareness was imparted to people regarding symtoms and management of heat stroke. People were advised to drink plenty of water, wear light colored and loose clothes,cover head and face while going out and avoid going out during peak heat hours. ORS is a vital tool in managing heat-related illnesses. Also other activities conducted at various institutions of district Samba are as under: 1. Awareness on Nasha Mukt Bharat at PHC UtterBheni Block Purmandal on 15-05-2024 by health professionals to the masses. 2. Routine immunization sessions also conducted in various institutions of District Samba according to predetermined schedule, where people were made aware about the infectious diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus, hepatitis B, influenza and importance of routine immunization. 3. CME workshop was organised at AAM Rattanpur Block Nud wherein snakebite management at PHC /SC level was discussed along with Basic life support management. The CME was attended by all MLHP's of zone Rattanpur along with other paramedical staff.


Under the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Rajouri, Dr. M.L. Rana, and the supervision of the Block Medical Officer (BMO) Dr. Iqbal Malik, along with the dedicated efforts of Anesthetist Dr. Wasim Chouhan, 07 LSCS (Cesarean) surgeries were conducted today on 15.5.24 at Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Nowshera. Out of the 07 surgeries, 06 were performed under spinal anesthesia, and 01 was conducted under general anesthesia. The Operation Theater (OT) team included Dr. Baba Singh (Gynecologist), and Kaushal Pankaj, both OT Assistants, as well as Sh. Sadiq Ji, the Nursing Officer (N.O.). This collaborative effort showcases the commitment and expertise of the healthcare professionals at SDH Nowshera, ensuring the provision of quality medical services to the community. The community members of Nowshera are highly thankful to Dr. Wasim Chouhan, who travelled from Kalakote to perform the surgeries at SDH Nowshera.


Dental Awareness & Oral Cancer Screening Camp Held at GHSS Seri, Rajouri District Nowshera: A Dental Awareness & Oral Cancer Screening camp was organized at GHSS Seri under the supervision of Dr. ML Rana, Chief Medical Officer of Rajouri, Dr. Iqbal Malik and Dr. Gulam Qadir, NOHP. The main objective of organizing the camp was to create awareness about oral health. Screening for oral cancer in adults and school children was conducted. On the occasion, toothpaste and medication were also distributed.


*On May 15, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. The Block Nowshera in district Rajouri today organised a Dental Awareness & Oral Cancer Screening Camp as part of the National Oral Health Programme (NOHP). The initiative aimed to raise awareness about dental health and provide crucial screening for oral cancer, promoting overall oral well-being in the community. 2. NCD Screening & ABHA Id creation: NCD Screening and ABHA ID creation were carried out district-wide, engaging the AAMs network. This endeavor aimed at addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and improving healthcare accessibility via ABHA ID generation, ensuring holistic health coverage for the community. 3. Immunization Conducted Across Health Institutions in District Rajouri. On the occasion of Universal Immunization Day, a comprehensive immunization drive was carried out across the health institutions of District Rajouri. 4. *Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri, in association with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team and AAM team, conducted an outreach camp in Kalakote Block*. The camp aimed to deliver vital healthcare services to the local populace, improving healthcare accessibility and offering timely medical aid. Through collaborative endeavors, the camp effectively met healthcare requirements, fostering community welfare and healthcare awareness among residents. 5. Today, *the RKSK team from Nowshera. Darhal & Kandi visited various Schools across the district* aimed at raising awareness among adolescents. This proactive initiative stresses the dedication to educate and empower young minds on crucial health matters. 6. *RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*, prioritizing children's health. Emphasizing early detection, the initiative aimed to ensure timely access to healthcare services for better well-being through intervention. *These initiatives highlight our resolute commitment to enhancing healthcare services and advancing the well-being of the residents of District Rajouri.


DHS Jammu visits District Ramban takes comprehensive review of health sector, directs CMO/BMOs to focus on goal of health for all, ensure efficient, effective, equitable health services In order to review the healthcare scenario of the district, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra conducted a comprehensive review of the initiatives and programmes of the health department during a meeting held at District Ramban on 15-05-2024. The meeting was chaired by DHS Jammu during his visit to Ramban which served as a platform to assess the progress and effectiveness of various healthcare schemes and to strategize the way forward in enhancing healthcare in the district. At the onset, Chief Medical Officer Ramban Dr Kamal Zadoo gave a detailed presentation regarding the activities run by the health department. During the meeting, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Magotra reviewed all the activities of health department and enjoined upon all the staff to work cordially in making all the GOIs scheme successful on ground, so that better and accessible health care facilities shall be given to the people at their door steps. Director also reviewed and discussed the complete vaccination given in the district among Pregnant Women, newly born children in the District and asked to ensure that each pregnant women and new born be given all the necessary vaccination and services at the time of birth on priority basis. Director directed all the BMOs to put in their best to utilize the proper services of ASHAs to motivate the pregnant ladies to go for institutional & safe delivery, besides gave more emphasis on immunization,anti natal check up and wide awareness about family planning methods. The participants were also directed to hold regular awareness camps at panchayat levels to educate the masses regarding various health sector schemes. The block with low performance were directed to review their work done and overcome shortfalls for proper implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. Moreover, DHS Jammu directed Chief Medical Officer and BMOs to put in extra efforts to achieve targets laid down under each programme. DHS urged upon health functionaries to come up to the expectations of the patients and focus on quality, assured, accessible, affordable health care in the district. Further, he said that punctuality of staff as well as maintaining hygienic conditions in health facilities is indispensable, and lackadaisical approach in this regard will not be tolerated. Earlier the DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on reaching Doda was accorded a warm and rousing reception by CMO Ramban Dr.Kamal Zadoo and DIO Dr.Balkari. Those present in the meeting were MS DH Ramban, DIO, DHO, All BMOs of the District.


DHS Jammu visits District Ramban takes comprehensive review of health sector, directs CMO/BMOs to focus on goal of health for all, ensure efficient, effective, equitable health services In order to review the healthcare scenario of the district, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra conducted a comprehensive review of the initiatives and programmes of the health department during a meeting held at District Ramban on 15-05-2024. The meeting was chaired by DHS Jammu during his visit to Ramban which served as a platform to assess the progress and effectiveness of various healthcare schemes and to strategize the way forward in enhancing healthcare in the district. At the onset, Chief Medical Officer Ramban Dr Kamal Zadoo gave a detailed presentation regarding the activities run by the health department. During the meeting, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Magotra reviewed all the activities of health department and enjoined upon all the staff to work cordially in making all the GOIs scheme successful on ground, so that better and accessible health care facilities shall be given to the people at their door steps. Director also reviewed and discussed the complete vaccination given in the district among Pregnant Women, newly born children in the District and asked to ensure that each pregnant women and new born be given all the necessary vaccination and services at the time of birth on priority basis. Director directed all the BMOs to put in their best to utilize the proper services of ASHAs to motivate the pregnant ladies to go for institutional & safe delivery, besides gave more emphasis on immunization,anti natal check up and wide awareness about family planning methods. The participants were also directed to hold regular awareness camps at panchayat levels to educate the masses regarding various health sector schemes. The block with low performance were directed to review their work done and overcome shortfalls for proper implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. Moreover, DHS Jammu directed Chief Medical Officer and BMOs to put in extra efforts to achieve targets laid down under each programme. DHS urged upon health functionaries to come up to the expectations of the patients and focus on quality, assured, accessible, affordable health care in the district. Further, he said that punctuality of staff as well as maintaining hygienic conditions in health facilities is indispensable, and lackadaisical approach in this regard will not be tolerated. Earlier the DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on reaching Doda was accorded a warm and rousing reception by CMO Ramban Dr.Kamal Zadoo and DIO Dr.Balkari. Those present in the meeting were MS DH Ramban, DIO, DHO, All BMOs of the District.


On 14/5/24 an Awareness Cum Screening campaign under NTEP was conducted at Takia Baba Ghulam shah Badshah Madrass Lassana in district Poonch wherein lectures about Tuberculosis Symptoms, Prevention, Precautions was delivered and also Sputum samples were collected.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited NTPHC Chanderkote District Ramban on 15.5.24 to take stock of healthcare facilities being provided to the patients and public. DHS also enquired regarding arrangements made for the upcoming Shri Amarnath ji Yatra. DHS was accompanied by CMO Ramban Dr.Kamal jee Zadoo who updated DHS regarding the facilities made available for the Yatries and DIO Dr.Balkari. DHS was satisfied with the working of the health institution.


Core Committee meeting of NTEP for 1st Quarter 2024 was conducted at ASCOMS Jammu on 13/5/2024 under the chairmanship of Principal ASCOMS. All key Performance Indicators for 1st Quarter 2024 were reviewed & discussed.


Under the overall supervision of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi and BMO Samba Dr Suresh Sarmal on 14.5.24 a CME workshop was organised at AAM DAGHORE Block Nud wherein snakebite management at PHC /SC level was discussed along with Basic life support management.The resource person was Dr Seema Dar nodal officer CME and the event management was done by Zonal medical officers Daghore Dr.Rashmi and Dr Wani.The CME was attended by all MLHP's of zone Daghore along with other paramedical staff.


Awareness on Nasha Mukt Bharat at PHC Bari Brahmana on 14-05-2024 by Medical Officer Dr Tahira and Dr Gurpreet Kour . FMPHW and ASHA Worker also attended the awareness programme.


On May 14, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district*: 1. The Chief Medical Officer of Rajouri conducted a thorough assessment of *Bio-Medical Waste Management at the CMO's Office, Rajouri*, with the presence of district Nodal Officer BMW & Block Nodal Officers BMW. Facility-wise registration under BMWs was reviewed, with a directive for immediate registration under BMW. 2.*A specialized Medical Team, overseen by BMO Kandi, conducted a Medical Camp in collaboration with army doctors*, witnessing a significant turnout in OPD services. Free medicines were generously distributed to attendees. The collaborative efforts of BMO and the Army received high praise from the public, highlighting the impactful synergy between civilian and military healthcare sectors in ensuring accessible and comprehensive medical assistance to the community. 3.*Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri, in association with the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team and AAM team, conducted an outreach camp at Kakora*. The camp aimed to deliver vital healthcare services to the local populace, improving healthcare accessibility and offering timely medical aid. Through collaborative endeavors, the camp effectively met healthcare requirements, fostering community welfare and healthcare awareness among residents. 4. Today, *the RKSK team from Nowshera. Sunderbani, Darhal & Kandi visited various Schools across the district* aimed at raising awareness among adolescents. This proactive initiative stresses the dedication to educate and empower young minds on crucial health matters. 5.Dedicated teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities in the *Malaria Outreach Initiative across the district*. Through informative posters and community engagement, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about malaria prevention and treatment, stressing proactive measures to combat the disease. 6.RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive district-wide screening sessions under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)*, prioritizing children's health. Emphasizing early detection, the initiative aimed to ensure timely access to healthcare services for better well-being through intervention.


On 14.5.24, Virtual review meeting under National Mental Health Programme to assess the progress of various institutes of eleven States/ UTs was held.Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra along with Assistant Director Schemes Dr.Ila Gupta and Assistant Director HEB Dr.Simmi Verma attended the meeting from the Directorate through virtual mode.


Prof. Girish Rao, Department of Epidemiology and Prof. Arun Kandasamy, Department of Psychiatry from NIMHANS, Bangalore and Dr. Harshit Hemant Salian, Assistant Professor and incharge, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS Jammu had a meeting with Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services, Jammu and Dr. Ila Gupta, Assistant Director(Schemes) Jammu on 13.5.24 regarding preparations for NMHS-2


Awareness regarding prevention of Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya.


Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, visited CHC Batote on 12.5.24 to evaluate the healthcare services and facilities being provided to the patients.During the visit, DHS Jammu inspected all sections of the hospital including the Emergency Ward, Inpatient department, outpatient department, Labor Room, Laboratory Section, Dental Section, OT for overall healthcare delivery system. Dr. Rakesh Magotra interacted with the hospital administration, doctors, paramedical staff and other healthcare workers. He exchanged valuable insights and ideas on ways to enhance the quality and accessibility of healthcare services. Director Health Services Jammu acknowledged the improvement in the healthcare delivery system and appreciated the dedication and hard work shown by the healthcare professionals, expressing gratitude for their tireless efforts in serving the public. DHS Jammu also listened to the grievances of doctors and staff and hoped to look into their grievances. DHS appreciated the working of the staff and encouraged them to work with more zeal and enthusiasm.


On May 13, 2024, District Rajouri witnessed significant health initiatives led by Administrative Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Jammu and Kashmir UT, and supervised by Dr.Rakesh Mangotra, Director of Health Services, Jammu. Under Chief Medical Officer Dr. M.L Rana's direct supervision, a range of impactful health activities were implemented, emphasizing the commitment to enhancing healthcare services in the district 1. Chief Medical Officer, Rajouri, undertook a comprehensive inspection of the District TB Centre, scrutinizing all sections including X-Ray, Laboratory, and General Store. Emphasizing efficiency and quality care, directives were issued to install a computed radiography system in collaboration with Krsnaa Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., tag and calibrate all equipment, sign all sections, implement proper BMW management, and update the machinery/equipment list. These measures aim to streamline operations and enhance patient care at the District TB Centre. 2.Outreach Camp by Mobile Medical Unit Rajouri at Bagla:A Mobile Medical Unit, alongside the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) team and AAM team , organized an outreach camp to provide essential healthcare services to the local community. The initiative aimed to enhance public health accessibility and ensure timely medical assistance to the residents of the area. Through collaborative efforts, the camp successfully addressed healthcare needs, promoting community well-being and healthcare awareness. 3. The RKSK team from Nowshera High School Mangal Devi made a visit aimed at raising awareness among adolescents. This proactive initiative stresses the dedication to educate and empower young minds on crucial health matters. 4. In the Malaria Outreach Initiative, dedicated teams conducted extensive awareness campaigns and educational activities across the district. Utilizing informative posters and engaging with local communities, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about malaria prevention and treatment, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures for combating the disease. 5. RBSK Mobile Health Teams conducted proactive screening sessions district-wide under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). Emphasizing early detection and intervention, the initiative aimed to prioritize children's health, ensuring timely access to healthcare services for better well-being. 6. The NTEP team visited TB patients in Panchayat Argi, Zone Dalhori, Block Kalakote. They assisted patients in setting up bank accounts for uploading onto the Nikshay portal to receive PFMS nutrition support and tagging them with National Tuberculosis Elimination Program.


In view of disruption of road connectivity to areas beyond Pernote due to land subsidence, on the directions of District Development Commissioner Ramban Sh. Baseer-ul-haq Choudhary a Medical Camp was organised on 13-05-24 at village Gandhri for the benefit of the local population of the area. Team of Doctors and Paramedical staff of Block Batote provided their services under the supervision of BMO Batote. In the camp 180 patients were checked with distribution of free medicines and free testing for Haemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus. People were screened for TB and NCD diseases as well.


Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, visited Government District Hospital Kishtwar on 11.5.24 to evaluate the healthcare services and facilities being provided to the public of Kishtwar. The visit was part of the ongoing efforts by the Health & Family Welfare Department to monitor and improve healthcare standards across the Jammu region. During the visit, DHS Jammu inspected dif- ferent departments within. District Hospital Kishtwar including the Emergency Ward, Inpatient department, outpatient department, Labor Room, Laboratory Section & Radiology Section, Jan Aushudhi Kendra to for assessment of the hospital's infrastructure, patient care, procedures and overall healthcare delivery system. Dr. Rakesh Magotra interacted with the hospital administration, doctors and nursing and paramedical staff, and other healthcare workers. He exchanged valuable insights and ideas on ways to enhance the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in District Hospital Kishtwar. The Director Health Services Jammu acknowledged the improvement in the healthcare delivery system in DH Kishtwar and appreciated the dedication and hard work shown by the healthcare professionals, expressing gratitude for their tireless efforts in serving the public of Kishtwar. DHS Jammu also listened to the grievances of doctors and staff and hoped to look into their grievances. Dr. Magotra emphasized the importance of continuous improvement in health- care delivery, focusing on patient-centered care and efficient healthcare management. He also highlighted the significance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness, infection con- trol, and adherence to medical protocols for the safety and well-being of patients. He inquired about the availability of medicines, diagnostic facilities, and other services at the hospital and interacted with patients and their attendants to assess their satisfaction with the care services being provided at District Hospital Kishtwar Dr Magotra also visited AMT School Kishtwar, DTC Kishtwar and Govt. Nursing College Kishtwar. Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Kishtwar, Dr. Rajinder Kumar Medical Superintendent DH Kishtwar Dr. Yudhvir Singh Kotwal, BMO Kishtwar Dr Sat Lal Manhas, BMO Dacchan Dr Krishan Singh Katoch, BMO Padder Dr Anil Kumar Sharma, BMO Chhatroo Dr Saima Agoo, and other medical and para- medical staff from DH Kishtwar


In view of the ongoing extreme heat wave, Director health Jammu province Dr Rakesh Magotra speaking exclusively about Public Health Advisory and appealing the general public to adhere to the set guidelines issued by the Directorate to prevent heatstroke.


Under the continued support and guidance of Director HealthServices Jammu , Dr.Rakesh Magotra,Medical mobile unit Jammu (MMU ) held a health check up cum awareness camp on 11/05/2024 at AWC Samuaan (Block Pallanwala)48 patients were examined and given medicines and screened for Diabetes and Hypertension blood sugar testing was done.Dental checkup of the patients was done by the dental surgeon.


On 11th May 2024, JKPDCL Jammu donated multiple electronic items and hospital equipments under CSR to Health Department Kathua . Mr Pankaj Mangotra JKAS, MD JKPDCL and other officers of department were present on this occasion and handed over the donated items to CMO Kathua and DHO Kathua …CMO Kathua expressed his gratitude and thanked the department of JKPDCL for the noble cause.


Cyber crime investigation center for excellence(CICE) crime branch J&K Organised webinar on 11-05-2024. Dr. Rakesh magotra Director Directorate of Health Services Jammu was the chief guest. Mr. Mohd yaseen kichloo (IPS) SSP J&K CICE Expert. Dr. Sanjay Sharma Dy. Director Dentistry was the Spokesperson. Dr. Rabia Naseen mughal was convener and moderator.Webinar was attended by All Chief Medical Officers and Block Medical Officers and other Officers and Officials of Directorate of Health Services. Webinar was concluded by note of Thanks by Dr. Sanjay Sharma


On 11th May 2024, Director Family Welfare, MCH & Immunozation, J&K Dr.Tajamul Hussain along with Asstt.Director Family Planning & State Immunization Officer J& K visited Office of the Chief Medical Officer Jammu.Officers were recieved by CMO Jammu, Dr.Harbaksh Singh.A detailed discussion was held regarding previous years achievements under various programmes of Family Welfare and other allied health care services.District Health Officer,Dy.Chief Medical Officer, District Immunization Officer & District Leprosy Officer, Jammu informed about targets and achievements in Jammu District with special emphasis of Mother and Child healthcare including immunization.Director F.W.MCH & Immunization appreciated the efforts put in by all stakeholders to reach out to beneficieries and in achieving set targets for better implementation of Centraly Sponsored Schemes.


On 11th May 2024, first Blood Donation Camp was organised at SDH Jagti by Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti in collaboration with 24X7 Emergency Services and Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Arvind Karwani, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner in presence of Dr. Vijay Raina, CMO Kathua; Professor A.N Sadhu, Social Activist,SDPO Nagrota Mr. Akash Kohli and other distinguished guests. A blood collection and transportation vehicle (BCTV) along with staff headed by Dr. Uttra Sambyal were deputed by DHS to conduct the camp and collect the blood units from voluntary blood donors. 16 voluntary donors associated with 24X7 Emergency Services including 2 staff members of SDH Jagti also donated blood and received refreshment and certificate of appreciation for their contribution towards humanity. Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti along with the staff members appreciated the efforts of the organiser of 24X7 Emergency Services especially Mr. Shobin, Mr.Sunil and Mr. Ashwani for motivating youth of jagti for this noble cause and hoped that more such camps shall be conducted in near future to benefit needy patients.


In its endeavours to transform healthcare in the District, Sub District Hospital (SDH) Bhaderwah in District Doda on 10-05-2024 successfully conducted two different Laparascopic Cholecystectomy surgeries, performed by Dr Subash Sharma (Surgeon Specialist), Dr Azma (Anaesthetist) assisted by the dedicated OT staff. The surgery was done under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf and guidance of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on 10-05-2024 along with CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar & BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf visited newly constructed Nursing College (ANMT School) and old SDH Bhaderwah and took stock of its functinong and services being provided to the patients. During the visit, DHS Jammu interacted with the health staff.


On the 10th of May 2024, under the able directions of Mission Director NHM, Dr. Nazim Zai Khan, and Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, a detailed review of the IDSP program was done by inspection team comprising of Divisional Nodal Officer NHM / SSO Dr. Harjeet Rai, Dr. Prem Lata, Dr. Simran Nag, and Mrs. Shalini. They visited various institutions in different blocks of District Samba and reviewed the IDSP program at the office of CMO Samba. The presentation was delivered by District Epidemiologist Dr. Sonia under the overall supervision of CMO Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhutyal. Attendees included DHO Samba, Dy CMO, DIO, District Nodal Officers, Block Medical Officers, and concerned staff from the blocks . The necessary instructions were given by the team. ‎Efforts put by the district teams in implementation and improvement of the program were appreciated by the team.


*DHS Jammu visits SDH Bhaderwah, inspects facilities. On day second of his tour to District Doda, the Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra, visited Govt. Sub District Hospital, Bhaderwah today on 10-05-2024 to evaluate the healthcare services and facilities provided to the community. This visit was a part of the ongoing efforts by the Health Department to monitor and improve healthcare standards across the region. The DHS Jammu toured various departments of Bhaderwah Hospital, including the Emergency ward, inpatient units, outpatient clinics, Labour Room and diagnostic facilities. The purpose of the visit was to gain firsthand knowledge about the hospital’s infrastructure, patient care procedures and the overall healthcare delivery system. During the visit, DHS Jammu engaged in discussions with the hospital administration, medical staff and frontline healthcare workers. They exchanged valuable insights and ideas on ways to enhance the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in Bhaderwah Hospital. The Director Health Services Jammu acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the healthcare professionals and expressed gratitude for their tireless efforts in serving the community. In their remarks, DHS emphasized the importance of continuous improvement in healthcare delivery, emphasizing the need for patient-centered care and efficient healthcare management. They also highlighted the significance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness, infection control, and adherence to medical protocols for the safety and well-being of patients. The DHS enquired about the availability of medicines, diagnostic and other facilities in the hospital and services being provided to patients there and also interacted with the patients and attendants to inquire about their satisfaction with the services of this health institution. Later on, the DHS Jammu held a brief meeting with the staff members of SDH Bhaderwah and listen to their grievances. The DHS was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar, DIO Doda Dr Versha Sharma whereas BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf, medical and paramedical staff of the SDH Bhaderwah hospital was present on the occasion.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited ANMT School Doda and newly constructed Conference Hall at CMO Office Doda on 09-05-2024. During his visit, he took stock of its functioning. CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar raised some issues related to the Conference Hall to which the DHS Jammu assured that he will look into the matter to address their grievance.


Visit of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra to District Doda on 9.5.24.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra speaking to media person during tour of District Doda on 9.5.24.


Seven patients of varicose veins of leg were operated at SDH R S Pura, by the latest technique. All the patients had incompetent saphenofemoral junction, with incompetent sephenopopliteal junction in 5 patients, and incompetent perforators in 4 cases. All patient ranges from C2 to C6 category, by CEAP (Clinical, Etiological, Anatomical and Pathophysiological) classification. All the patients operated under spinal anaesthesia. The technique used was ligation of saphenofemoral junction and its tributaries, followed by foam sclerotherapy with inj. sodium tetradecyl sulphate 3% (Setrol). None of our patient had any kind of complication in preoperative or in post operative period. 1st case was done about 90 days back, and till now all the patients are doing well. Only one patient required repeat sclerotherapy for one residual vein, which was done under the local anaesthesia. Surgeries were done under the supervision of BMO R S Pura DR Monika Kotwal, by DR Mohan k. Attri (consultant surgeon), Dr Laughy Bhan (SR. Anaesthetist), Sh. Rajinder Bhagat & Sh. Devinder Raina (Head Pharmacists), Sh. Sanjog Raina& sh. Kuldeep Kumar (Sr. OT Technicians), Smt. Anju Bala (staff sister) and Sham Lal (MTS). All these cases were done free of cost under Ayushman Bhart Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and its support was provided by our Arogya Mitra team, Dr Gagan Kour and Mr Sarbjit Singh MTS. sanitation of operation theatre was done by Mrs Ruby and Mr Bittu. As varicose veins are very common in R S Pura belt, earlier these patients had to go to CTVS Department SSH Jammu for treatment. Now we have started doing this surgery, and more and more patients are coming to our hospital, as there is a long waiting for such treatment at SSH Jammu.


A patient with complex pilonidal sinus was operated at SDH R.S.Pura on 8th May 2024, by Rhomboid flap method. This was the 1st time that this complex surgery was done at this hospital, as such procedures are mostly done by a plastic surgeon. The surgery was done under the supervision of BMO Dr Monika Kotwal and by team of Doctors and paramedical staff, including Dr Mohan Attri (surgeon), Dr Laughy Bhan (anaesthetist), Sh. Rajinder Bhagat & Sh Divender Raina( Head Pharmacist), Sh.Kuldeep Singh & Sh Sanjog Raina (Sr.Ot Technicians), Smt Anju Bala(staff Nurse) and Sh. Sham Lal (MTS). Surgery was done free of cost under Ayushman Bhart PMJ Arogya scheme and its support was provided by Arogya Mittra team Dr Gagan Kour and Mr Sarbjit Singh.


Under the guidance of CMO Rajouri, Dr. Manohar Rana, and the supervision of BMO Kalakote, Dr. Sham Lal, surgeries for Right Inguinal Hernia in an 11-year-old boy and Hemorrhoidectomy in a 68-year-old male with Grade 3 Hemorrhoids were performed at CHC Kalakote on 9.5.24 by Dr. Waseem Akram, Surgeon, Dr. Wasim Chouhan, Anaesthetist, and the CHC Kalakote team. These surgeries were successfully conducted free of cost under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY.


On 09/05/24 Ayushman Arogya Shivir organised at SDH MANDI under the supervision of Dy CMO/I/cBMO Mandi.


On 09/05/24 An orientation program was organised at PHC Sanoora on Snake bite education it's Awareness and first aid treatment of snake bite at PHC and Subcentre level provided by Dr.Seema Daar Medical office PHC ratanpur designed Nodal officer for CME under the able guidance of Worthy CMO SAMBA Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal and BMO SAMBA Dr.Suresh and organised by ZMO SANOORA Dr.Reetika Gupta during the awareness programme Basic life support,CPR,Airway management techniques to save life of the victim during emergency and Heat related illness it's sign,symptoms and treatment was also discussed.


On 9.5.24, 5-Major Surgical Cases Were Operated Upon By Dr Yassar Arafat & Dr Muzammil, assisted by their team and under Anesthetist Dr Reyaz Dagloo. All 5-cases were major surgeries and one laparotomy case in a post spleenectomy patient. Which was a challenging and first of its kind case done at DH Ramban. Dr Yassar Arafat, the Surgeon appreciated the efforts put in by Medical Suprintendent DH Ramban Dr Virender Trisal and CMO Ramban Dr Kamal Zadoo for their constant support and supervision...


In view of disruption of road connectivity to areas beyond Pernote due to land subsidence, on the directions of Worthy District Development Commissioner Ramban Mr. Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary a Medical camp was organised on 09-05-2024 at Village Duthan for the benefit of local population of the area. Team of doctors and paramedics of block Batote provided their services under the supervision of BMO Batote.In the camp 60 patients were checked with distribution of free medicines and free testing for Haemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus. People were screened for TB and NCD diseases as well.


ENT surgeries started at AH Ghagwal. First ever ENT surgery was done at AH Ghagwal on 09/05/2024. Patient was 17 years old male with deviated nasal septum and Septoplasty was done.Surgery was done under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Surgery was performed by a team including Dr Shakil ( Ent specialist), Dr Harsh ( Anaesthetist), Mr Amit and Mr Sat Paul ( OT Assts.), Ruby (FMPW), Santosh (LHV).Surgery was done under the guidance of Worthy CMO Samba ( Dr Vidhi Bhatiyal), BMO Samba ( Dr Suresh Sarmal), Dr Rajeev Mengi ( Incharge Medical officer AH Ghagwal).


*DHS Jammu visits Doda; takes comprehensive review of health sector* Directs CMO/BMOs to focus on goal of health for all, ensure efficient, effective, equitable health services Doda, MAY 09: In order to review the healthcare scenario of the district, the Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra conducted a comprehensive review of the initiatives and programmes of the health department during a meeting held at Doda on 09-05-2024. The meeting was chaired by DHS Jammu during his maiden visit to Doda, which served as a platform to assess the progress and effectiveness of various healthcare schemes and to strategize the way forward in enhancing healthcare in the district. At the onset, Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar gave a detailed presentation regarding the activities run by the health department. During the meeting, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Magotra reviewed all the activities of health department and enjoined upon all the staff to work cordially in making all the GOIs scheme successful on ground, so that better and accessible health care facilities shall be given to the people at their door steps. The Director also reviewed and discussed the complete vaccination given in the district among Pregnant Women, newly born children in the District and asked to ensure that each pregnant women and new born be given all the necessary vaccination and services at the time of birth on priority basis. Regarding the increase in institutional deliveries at block level, the Director directed all the BMOs to put in their best to utilizes the proper services of ASHAs to motivate the pregnant ladies to go for institutional & safe delivery, besides gave more emphasis on immunization,anti natal check up and wide awareness about family planning methods. The participants were also directed to hold regular awareness camps at panchayat levels to educate the masses regarding various health sector schemes. The block with low performance were directed to review their work done and overcome shortfalls for proper implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. Moreover, the DHS Jammu directed the Chief Medical Officer and BMOs to put in extra efforts to achieve targets laid down under each programme. The DHS urged upon health functionaries to come up to the expectations of the patients and focus on quality, assured, accessible, affordable health care in the district. Further, he said that punctuality of staff as well as maintaining hygienic conditions in health facilities is indispensable, and lackadaisical approach in this regard will not be tolerated. Earlier the DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on reaching Doda was accorded a warm and rousing reception by the staff and students of ANMT Doda. Those present in the meeting were MS GMC Doda Dr Tanveer Hussain, BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf, BMO Gandoh Dr Ghansham Singh, BMO Ghat Dr Abdul Gafoor, I/c BMO Assar Dr Anil Kumar besides Incharge Schemes (All), DPMU and BPMUs NHM & other officials of the department


District level coordination committee(DLCC) review meeting of key stakeholders held under National Tobacco Control Program in District Reasi convened by District Health Society Reasi under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Reasi, Sh. Vishesh Paul Mahajan, JKAS on 9th May 2024. A presentation was given by Ms. Shiveta Raina, Divisional Coordinator NTCP with main focus on COTPA 2003 along with implementation of Tobacco free Educational Institution guidelines and Tobacco free village Initiative. DC laid stress on strict Enforcement of COTPA and deterrent action against the Violators, Mass IEC Awareness Campaigns on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day along with declaration of all Govt Schools as Tobacco Free through ToFEI application.


Celebration of World Red Cross Day 2024, observed in all health facilities in District Doda, under the supervision of Block Medical Officers (All) and guidance of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar. Health screening, medical camps and awareness sessions were organized on this occasion to commemorate the celebration of the day.


On 08.05.2024 World Red Cross Day with this year theme" *Keeping Humanity Alive*" was celebrated in DH Ramban and at all Blocks Head Quarters. Staff and general public were awared about the importance of Blood Donation and activities conducted by Red Cross Society.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 8/05/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined for dental and other ailments and were provided free medicines.


Voluntary Blood Donation camp organised by Distt Red Cross society at DH Kishtwar on 8.5.24.


Multi Speciality mega health camp in memory of Raja Anayatullah Khan held at JNV Arnora To pay tribute and homage to Noted Social Activist Late Raja Anayatullah Khan and continuing its mission, a one day multi speciality mega health camp was held at JNV School Arnora Ghat in District Doda, on the eve of World Red Cross Day today on 8.5.24. The camp was organized by Social Workers Forum (NGO) in collaboration with District Administration, District Health Society and JNV School Arnora in memory of Late Raja Anayatullah Khan, who was the founder member & Chairman of the forum, which aims to enhance healthcare accessibility, ensuring that quality healthcare is within everyone's reach. The camp was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh Harvinder Singh along with CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, CPO Doda, Principal JNV School Arnora Sh Kheem Chand, BMO Ghat Dr Abdul Gafoor and members of SWF Doda. The camp provided an array of specialized medical services encompassing consultations with experts from diverse fields such as General Physician, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Child Specialist, Ophthalmology, AYUSH OPD besides NCD screening, Hb testing and other diagnostic tests and essential medicines were rendered free of cost to all patients by the forum. Earlier before the start of the camp, an impressive function was organized by the NGO, where the speakers paid rich tributes to Late Raja Anayatullah Khan and recalled his dedicated services towards society and his grateful contributions in the past successful camps besides the NGO members underscored the paramount importance of such camps in elevating the overall health & well being of the community. On this occasion, the DC Doda along with NGO members presented the Posthumous Award to the family of Late Khan, as a token of love and his laudable contribution in the field of social work. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner Doda appreciated the efforts and achievements made by the SWF Doda in successfully organizing 19 camps in the past. The DC praised the services of the health fraternity towards the people and also praised the services of NGO, in organizing such a mega camp in the camp. During the camp, a huge footfall of patients including students were witnessed in which the medical team examined more than 350 patients of different ailments. Moreover, free Sanitary Napkins were also distributed among 150 girls students of JNV Arnora. The altruistic endeavour benefited a wide spectrum of individuals, particularly those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The 20th Multi-Specialty Mega Health Camp organized by SWF Doda is a testament to the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders in the community to address healthcare needs and contribute to the well-being of the residents of Doda District, which have been commended greatly by the local population.


Our commitment to providing accessible, affordable and quality eye care to the community continues uninterruptedly at Govt Hospital Sarwal with patients regaining vision after Microincision Cataract Surgeries with Artificial intraocular lens implants by Dr Sandeep Gupta Consultant Eye surgeon and Fellow Retina/Phaco, free of cost under ABPMJAY Golden cards.


As per the directions from Mission Director NHM Sh.Nazim Zai Khan,IAS and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, team comprising of representatives from the Directorate of Health Services Jammu, Assistant/Associate Programme Manager, NHM, J&K and IT Consultant NIPI along with BPMU of concerned blocks of respective Districts visited Ayushman Arogiya Mandir in order to conduct the impact assessment for delivering the CPHC services in the district allocated to each team as per the standard checklists developed on ODK App wef 1st May to 7th May 2024. DNO Jammu Dr.Jyoti Jolly from Directorate along with team visited District Jammu and Udhampur, Assistant Director Schemes Dr.Ila Gupta along with team visited District Samba and Kathua, ZLO Jammu Dr.Sushma Mattoo visited District Poonch and Rajouri. Dr.Jamila Akhter along with team visited District Reasi and Ramban.


Public Health Advisory for extreme heat.


Heat Wave IEC under NPCCHH.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education and Sh. Alok Kumar IPS, Director Fire & Emergency Services J&K with kind support of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and Sh Raj Kumar Raina, Deputy Director, Fire & Emergency services Jammu, Two-days First Aid / BLS training of 1st Batch of Fire & Emergency Services personals of Jammu Division, as first Responder, has been organized on 6th &7th May 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Fire Services personals while handling victims during emergency as first responder and 19 officers/officials attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. Dr Manju Thappa, Head, Medical Unit Fire & Emergency Services Centre Jammu also attended the concluding session and conveyed her satisfaction regarding conduct of the training. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at 171 Military Hospital Samba on 7.5.24. The camp was organised by CMO Samba Dr.VIdhi Bhatiyal and Nodal Officer blood donation camp Dr.Gaurav.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Samba. 41 pints of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team DH Samba and transported to Blood bank DH Samba in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Uncemented Total Hip Replacement of a 48 years old male patient having AVN with destruction of femoral head was successfully done in Government Hospital Sarwal by Dr Nipun Kalsotra consultant orthopaedics (fellowship in arthroscopy and joint replacement, Germany and Australia ). Other team members include Anaesthetist Dr Vishal Gupta, Dr Anu Manhas and other OT team members. The surgery was done under Ayushman Bharat free of cost under supervision of medical superintendent Dr Sunil Kailu.


On 06/05/2024 an orientation workshop on BLS was organised by BMO Katra Dr.Rashpal at CHC Katra in collaboration with Narayana Hospital Kakryal in the presence of Dy CMO Reasi Dr M Y Khan and Facility Director Sh M Mathuwan and team. After orientation session a quiz competition was held and participants were felicitated with certificates.


On the directions of Chief Medical Officer Poonch NTEP team Mendhar along with RBSK team visited Madarsa Jamia Masjid main Mendhar for screening of students and staff members for Tuberculosis. 14 samples were collected for examination under overall Supervision of Block Medical Officer Mendhar.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Panchayat Ghar Rajbagh, District Kathua on 5.5.24. The camp was organised by Team JK Blood Donors & Welfare Society in collaboration with Principal GMC Kathua.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Kathua.25 pints of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist and Blood Bank team GMC Kathua and transported to Blood bank GMC Kathua in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


On 4.5.24, Comprehensive Screening Efforts by RBSK Mobile Health Teams of District Rajouri under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) conducted thorough screening sessions throughout the district. This comprehensive endeavor emphasises the commitment to early detection and intervention, ensuring the holistic well-being of the community.


A CME on snake bite management was held on 4th May 2024 at DH Samba under the direction of Director Health Services Jammu & guidance of Chief Medical officer Samba & under the supervision of MS DH Samba. Dr. Sunakshi Sharma (PG -Medicine ) and Dr. Varun Gupta (PG-Medicine ) presented the topic which was moderated by Dr.Rakesh Dhar ( Consultant Physician DH Samba ) . All the doctors and paramedical staff members participated in the CME programme


Continuing the academics at RSS DH Poonch, a seminar on "Basic Principles of trauma management” was presented by Dr Bhaarath KS PG Orthopedics on 4.5.24 at Skill Lab. The seminar was attended by consultants , medical officers , physios , Doctors , DNB students and paramedical staff . The presentation was moderated by Dr. Manjeet Singh and Dr Ashfaq Ahmed consultants orthopedic and was presided over by Med. Superintendent DH Poonch. Dr Jal Preet Kour Consultant Peaditriatics elaborated on trauma care in paediatric population in detail and its management at Casuality. In the presentation detailed management of trauma cases was discussed and Orthopedic services at DH being provided were displayed.


Under the support and guidance of Director health Services, Jammu, Dr Rakesh Magotra Medical Mobile unit ,Jammu organized a Health check -up -cum awareness camp on 3/5/2024 at Panchayat Ghar, Queer Block Chowki Choura. 48 patients were examined, screened for Diabetes and hypertension and were provided free medicines.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Army Camp Maitra Ramban District Ramban on 3.5.24. The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Ramban.30 pints of blood were collected by Blood Bank team DH Ramban and transported to Blood bank DH Ramban in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Training cum District level coordination committee(DLCC) review meeting of key stakeholders held under National Tobacco Control Program in District Kathua convened by District Health Society Kathua under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Kathua, Dr Rakesh Minhas, IAS on 2nd May 2024. A presentation was given by Ms. Shiveta Raina, Divisional Coordinator NTCP with main focus on COTPA 2003 along with implementation of Tobacco free Educational Institution guidelines and Tobacco free village Initiative. DC laid stress on strict Enforcement of COTPA and deterrent action against the Violators, Mass IEC Awareness Campaigns on 31st May, World No Tobacco Day along with declaration of all Govt Schools as Tobacco Free through ToFEI application


" Unveiling a clearer world for them restoring vision with our expert catatact solutions at Govt Hospital Sarwal Jammu by Dr Sandeep Gupta Consultant Eye surgeon and Fellow Phaco/Retina under ABPMJAY where all patients underwent stichless Microincision Cataract surgery with artificial intraocular lens implants"


Medical mobile unit jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 1/05/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahfort jammu.


Impact Assessment of Aayushman Aarogya Mandir in dist Rajouri block sunderbani on 01-05-2024.


Impact Assessment of Ayushman Arogya Mandir (AAMs) w.r.t delivering of CPHC services at AAM PHC, Lakhanpur, AAM SHC Airwan and AAM SC Bhallar of Block Parole, District Kathua on 01-05-2024.


Impact Assessment of Aayushman Aarogya Mandir in block Kot Balwal on 01-05-2024.


On 30-4 2024 CMO Rajouri Dr Rajinder Superannuated and Dr Manahor Rana assumed the charge of CMO.


The Immunization, vaccination camp for Hajj-2024 Pilgrims was held today at Govt Medical College Doda, SDH Bhaderwah and Gandoh. Deputy Commissioner Doda Harvinder Singh along with Chief Medical Officer Doda, Dr. Om Kumar, District Immunization Officer Doda Dr. Varsha Sharma, Medical Superintendent Dr. Tanveer and other Senior Officers of Districts administration were present. All 63 registered pilgrims have been vaccinated.


Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma Chauffeur posted in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu who superannuated on 30-04-2024 after rendering 26 years of service in the Department. He was accorded a warm send off by officers and officials of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Vaccination of Haj bound pilgrims in various Health Institutions of district Ramban. All 63 registered pilgrims have been vaccinated.


Ultrasonic Physiotherapy unit inaugurated at AH Ghagwal by CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal on 29.4.24.


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BLOCK RAMGARH Today on 29.4.24 as per the directions from Higher Authorities Health Screening and Vaccination drive was conducted under the overall guidance of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatiyal. The drive was supervised and monitored by Deputy CMO, BMO Dr Lakhbinder Singh and D.I.O Samba. The Incharge Medical officer of AH Vijaypur Dr. Quyum provided logistics and manpower for the success of vaccination drive. The pilgrims were administered the recommended vaccines (meningococcal, influenza, polio) by the vaccinators as per the guidelines put forth by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Minority Affairs . A thorough health check up of all the pilgrims was done by Dr Himanshu,Dr Quyum and Dr Shokia. Health status was entered in their respective Hajj health cards. In addition to this, health education was imparted to all the pilgrims.


Haj pilgrims getting compulsory vaccination at MG Hospital, Kathua today .. In district Kathua 35 Haj pilgrims were registered and out of which 34 got vaccinated


On 29-04-2024 under the guidance of Director Health Services Dr.Rakesh Magotra and in presence of CMO Jammu Dr Harbaksh Singh, Dr Arti Nayyer (Dy CMO, Jammu) with DHO Jammu Dr.Samina Nazir visited Hajj House Jammu regarding vaccination of Hajj Pilgrims. The Hajj pilgrims were medically screened by Dr kiran Manhas and Dr Seema Gupta The vaccination team comprised of Sh Madan Lal Sh Anayat Husaain Smt Bilkis Ara and Smt Saleema Bano. 118 Hajj pilgrims were vaccinated


Medical checkup, health card preparation & Vaccination of Hajj Pilgrims 2024 at GMC Udhampur on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Saloni Rai(IAS) , Supervised by CMO Udhampur Dr Anil Manhas Orgnized by Dy CMO Dr. Mohd. Yaseen today on 29th April 2024. Total 56 pilgrims vaccinated and got medically examined by a team of Doctor and paramedics.


On 27.4.24, ZLO Jammu Dr Sushma Mattoo visited CHC Sohanjana for monitoring of NLEP.


Under the guidance of Principal GMC Rajouri and supervision of CMO Rajouri and Medical Superintendent ,camp for Hajj Pilgrims of district Rajouri held in the vaccination centre of department of Community Medicine at associated hospital GMC Rajouri.Screening of children of Girls Gujjer & Bakerwal hostel Poonch for Tuberculosis under NTEP by staff of DTC Poonch on 27-04-2024 on the direction of DHS Jammu, under supervision of Chief Medical Officer Poonch.


Screening of children of Girls Gujjer & Bakerwal hostel Poonch for Tuberculosis under NTEP by staff of DTC Poonch on 27-04-2024 on the direction of DHS Jammu, under supervision of Chief Medical Officer Poonch.


Out reach Health/Disability /CSS implementation camp beyond the fence line in border area of Balakote health block Mendher on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Orgnized by CMO Poonch & BMO Mendher. Consultants Ortho/Surgery from DH Poonch visited far -flung areas of Distt to provide health services & Disability certificate at nearest destination of border residents.


Medical checkup,health card preparation & Vaccination of Hajj Pilgrims 2024 on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Poonch ,Supervised by CMO Poonch,Orgnized by DY CMO/MS DH & DIO Poonch on 27th April 2024.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra along with Dy.DIrector Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma speaking to Media person regarding health certificate issuance during Amarnath Ji Yatra.


Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra accompanied with Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma visited Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal Jammu on 27.4.24 to monitor healthcare services and facilities being provided to the patients. DHS Jammu took round of various departments of the Hospital, including the emergency room, inpatient units, OPD, Labour Room, OT, Dental section and diagnostic facilities. The purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge about patient care procedures and the overall healthcare delivery system. During the visit DHS interacted with doctors and staff. DHS also interacted with the patients in the ward. Director Health Services emphasised the importance of continuous improvement in healthcare delivery. DHS highlighted the significance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness in and around the hospital.DHS impressed upon all to maintain punctuality and directed MS Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal to put signages at appropriate places. MS was also directed to get performance audit of all Officers and identification of idle equipments at the earliest.


Vaccination of Haj pilgrims on 27-04-2024 in various Health Institutions of district Ramban.


On the directions of District Development Commissioner Ramban Mr.Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary (IAS) a medical camp was held on 27-04-2024 at Panchayat Ghar Pernote for the benefit of displaced families due to land sinking in the area and other people of the area. A team of doctors and paramedical staff from DH Ramban and block Batote under the supervision of BMO Batote checked the patients and distributed free medicines. Medical coverage of camp will continue in coming days also with deputation of Medical team and Ambulance round the clock on rotational basis.


On 26.04.2024 DTO Udhampur Dr Anil Saloch conducted a sensitization session regarding NTEP and PMTBMBA for ASHA Facilitators,BAC of block Tikri where DAC Udhampur, STLS and STS of TU Udhampur were also present. TB Mukt Panchayat initiative was discussed in detail with other aspects of NTEP.


On 26.4.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited health institutions of District Samba to monitor medical coverage on the eve of voting for Jammu parliamentary constituency. BMO Purmandal Dr.Raj Kumar accompanied DHS at HWC Bassi Kalan and HWC PALLI.


An Outreach camp was organised at CHC Surankote by Consultants from DH Poonch under Ayushman Shiver programme today on25th April 2024. A total of 350 patients got specialist consultation along with services under other CSS programmes.


Interview on Doordarshan Jammu by State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina.on World Malaria Day.


On 25th April 2024, Administrative Secretary, H&ME Department, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, IAS, visited Sub District Hospital Jagti Nagrota along with a team of officials comprising special secretary, H&ME Department, Mr. Amarjeet Singh, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra and Chief Medical Officer Jammu, Dr. Harbaksh Singh to assess the various health facilities being provided at this health facility. He conducted a comprehensive and detailed inspection of various sections and interacted with staff of SDH Jagti, patients and their attendants. He asked doctors and other staff members to work with zeal and enthusiasm so as to provide better services to the people of Jagti and surrounding areas. Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti gave the detailed presentation about the various facilities being provided to the patients. Worthy Secretary, H&ME Department identified certain areas where improvement is needed and passed necessary instructions in this regard. He directed immediate repair and renovation of OT and rooftop and laboratory. A plantation drive was also conducted on this occassion. People of jagti highly appreciated the visit of the high level team of officials headed by Administrative Secretary to improve the health services in the hospital.


Medical Mobile Unit team of Doctors n paramedics ,district Jammu, delivered an awareness lecture to the staff and students of Sri Sai Public School Sheikh Nagar Bahu Fort Jammu regarding preventive measures,symptoms and treatment of Malaria today on 25th April, alongwith the distribution of IEC material ,to contribute to the fulfillment of this National commitment "WORLD MALARIA DAY" with the theme for 2024 "ACCELERATING the FIGHT AGAINST MALARIA for a MORE EQUITABLE WORLD 🌎".


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and guidance of State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina on 25.4.24, World Malaria Day with this year's theme " Accelerating the fight against Malaria for a more Equitable World" was observed in health institutions of all Districts/Blocks across Jammu Division with active participation of CMOs/MS/BMOs along with staff of respective Districts/Blocks.The objective of celebrating the day was to aware public and staff regarding the prevention and treatment of Malaria. Lecture was delivered regarding measures to be taken for control of Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya.Rallies were organised and IEC material was distributed on the occasion. Malaria awareness van with jingles was flagged off by Concerned CMOs/ MS/DHOs/I/c DMOs/BMOs of respective health institutions.


On 25.4.24, on the occasion of World Malaria Day, State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina addressed around 1500 Army School children during their morning Assembly and awared them regarding preventive measures against Malaria. IEC material was also distributed among the children as a part of celebration.


World Malaria Day....25.4.24


State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina speaking to media person on World Malaria Day 2024.


DHS Dr.Rakesh Magotra visits DH Reasi on 24.4.24 .


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited DH Reasi on 24.4.24 to take stock of healthcare facilities being provided to the patients.DHS took round of all sections of the hospital and interacted with doctors,staff and patients. DHS also interacted with local public during his visit. DHS was satisfied with the working of the hospital.DHS was accompanied by Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma.


On 24/4/24 Under the Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) program, Chief Medical Officer of Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhutyal, along with other Officers and officials, pledged to actively promote and encourage employees for maximum participation in elections. This initiative aimed to informing employees about the importance of voting and encouraging them to exercise their democratic right. ‎The Pledge taking ceremony was also held in all health institutions of all blocks of District Samba.


On 24/4/24 Under the Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) program, Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra along with DD Planning, CAO, DNO, AD Schemes, AD HEB, CoS, CMO Jammu and all Officers/ Officials from Directorate and CMO office participated in Oath taking ceremony and pledged to actively promote and encourage employees to maximum participation in elections. This initiative aimed to inform employees about the importance of voting and encouraging them to exercise their democratic right. ‎ A short rally was also taken out within the premises of the Directorate to promote awareness regarding importance of voting to exercise every individuals democratic right.


Awareness cum screening conducted at PALAASH children home District Poonch by DTC team on 22.4.24.


Setting a benchmark to improve and provide the better healthcare to the people of Bhaderwah and under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf, with second time in a week a Lapro Cholecystectomy surgery was successfully performed on a patient at Sub District Hospital Bhaderwah (Doda) on 22-04-2024 by a team of dedicated staff including Dr Subhash Sharma (Surgeon Specialist), Dr Azma (Anaesthetist) assisted by the staff of OT Unit of SDH Bhaderwah. On this occasion, the CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar and BMO Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf congratulated the surgical team of SDH Bhaderwah for successfully performing the surgery and expressed hope for similar groundbreaking surgeries in the future to reduce external referrals. Meanwhile, BMO Bhaderwah assured that patients need not to go outside for common laparoscopic surgeries as they at SDH Bhaderwah have got the latest technology and facility to conduct safe & smooth surgeries.


An orientation cum awareness session was held on 23/04/2024 at Govt. Nursing College ,MGH Kathua by Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu to the MLHP's ,ANM's,Leprosy Staff from CMO Office Kathua and ASHA's concerned.Detailed awareness was given by Dr Sushma Mattoo ZLO regarding cause, transmission, signs & symptoms, treatment of Leprosy to the participants.Stress was laid on early case detection and treatment for prevention of deformities and disabilities under Kusht Mukat Abhiyaan .On spot Leprosy Self care kits and footwear were distributed to 2 beneficiaries.In the end , DHO kathua closed the session with a vote of thanks to the participants and also laid stress on increase in early case detection and surveillance thereof.


A two days Mega-Multispeciality Medical Camp held on 20th and 21st April 2024 at SDH Jagti concluded today on 21st April 2024. More than 1000 patients were registered for the camp who were examined by different specialist doctors and surgeons from Medanta Gurgaon, ASCOMS and some leading specialist doctors from Jammu which included Neurology, Nephrology, Urology, Cardiology,Oncology,Dermatology, Orthopedics ,Ophthalmology, ENT, Respiratory Medicine, Dental surgeons and Physiotherapist. More than 400 patients underwent free Blood and diagnostic test which includes Hb, Blood Sugar, Urea, Creatinine,Urine Routine along with X rays and USGs. Specialized test like Mammography was also done on more than 40 females, PSA test on more than 25 male patients and Bone marrow density test of more than 80 patients was done. Free medicines were also distributed to the registered patients as prescribed by treating doctors. People of jagti migrant colony, Nagrota and nearby villages availed the facilities and highly appreciated the camp conducted by Vishwa Kashmiri Samaj and Global Solace in collaboration with Director of Health Services Jammu, Medanta Hospital Gurgaon and AOI ASCOMS. Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti in conjunction with NGO assured people of conducting many more such health camps in coming future for welfare of people in need of these medical services.


A Mega Multispeciality Medical Camp was held on 20th April 2024 at SDH Jagti by Vishwa Kashmiri Samaj and Global Solace in collaboration with Directorate of Health Services Jammu and Medanta Hospital Gurgaon. The camp was inaugurated by Worthy Chief Secretary, Govt. of J&K, Sh. Atal Dulloo in presence of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Rakesh Magotra and Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (M), Mr. Arvind Karwani. Free OPD services were offered to people of Jagti by Eminent Neurologists(Dr. Sushil Razdan and Dr. K.K. Pandita), Cardiologist (Dr. Himanshu Poonia), Nephrologist (Dr. Neha Manhas), Urologist (Dr. Suresh Saraf), Respiratory Medicine (Dr. Ishan Vandan), Dermatologist (Dr. Amit Vaid), Oncologist ( Dr. Surbhi Kudyar), Gynaecologist ( Dr. Indu Koul), Physician ( Dr. Arvind Sharma), Ophthalmologist ( Dr. Ankur Goel), Psychiatrist ( Dr. Manmeet Singh) and Physiotherapist ( Dr. Supriya). Also, free lab test, ECG, Bone marrow density, X-Ray and USG Abdomen was also done.People of Jagti were highly appreciative of the specialist services being provided at the Medical Camp.


Under the continued support and guidance of DHS Jammu ,Dr Rakesh Magotra ,Medical mobile unit Jammu (MMU ) held a health check up cum awareness camp on 19/04/2024 at HWC Shamachak (Block Marh) .31 patients were examined , provided free medicines and screened for Diabetes and Hypertension. A lecture on importance of maintaining good hygiene and healthy nutrition was given to all the patients.


On 20/04/24, one day leprosy training programme was held at PHC Ambgharota. Lecture was delivered by ZLO Dr Sushma Mattoo along with DHO Jammu Dr Samina Nazir. MLHP's and ASHA workers of Zone Gharota and PHC Keri attended the session along with staff and ASHA workers of PHC Gharota. Staff was made aware about symptoms and signs of leprosy and line listing of cases followed by drug regime to be given in positive cases. Recently diagnosed positive case a resident of Keri was given dressing kit along with MCR footwear by ZLO. Team from CMO Jammu was also present .


Braving all odds, amid harsh weather conditions and acting swiftly, the health department through its dedicated staff this evening attended an injured polling staff (fall case) at CHC Thathri who got injured at Khatasoo in the Thathri area. Similarly, two more polling staff in the Assar area were also managed by the health staff, covering long distance by foot and among one is being treated at PHC Assar. All these cases are being monitored personally by concerned BMOs under the overall supervision of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar. Stationed at workplaces for the last two days, the health staff stands ready to handle any emergency during the Lok Sabha Election 2024 electoral process.


Today at SDH Jagti a team of Fire and Emergency Services Department Jammu took a detailed round of the hospital in order to ensure smooth functioning of Fire and Safety System Installed at SDH Jagti. The team was accompanied by Medical Superintendent SDH Jagti Dr. Sanjay Raina wherein few points were discussed regarding easy evacuation in case of fire emergency and auto operative modes of water pressure pipes. Further a fire drill was also demonstrated by Sh. Kiran Ji Raina and officials of Fire Department wherein staff members of SDH Jagti was made aware about safe evacuations, using fire extinguishers etc and safe exits in case of fire emergency.


World Liver Day Celebration at District Hospital Reasi on 19-04-2024, under the directions from Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra and supervision of Chief Medical Officer Reasi Dr. Ravinder Singh Manhas “World Liver Day” was organized at District Hospital Reasi based on the theme “Keep your Liver Healthy and Disease free” under the guidance of Dr. Gopal Dutt (Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi), Programme started with a welcome address to the participants and short briefing by Dr. Gopal Dutt (Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi) followed by students speakers from Government Nursing College, Reasi, who threw light on different aspects of Liver Diseases including Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventive aspects. Dr. Rakesh Raina (Senior Consultant Physician) presented detailed preview of Liver Diseases in our community, and its preventive aspects. The Program was hosted by Smt. Oshin Soni (JSN), Those present on the occasion were Sh. Naresh Kumar (Sr. Pharmacist),Smt. Renu Sharma (Junior Assistant), Mr. Pardeep Bali (Account Manager) NHM, Consultants, Doctors, Paramedical Staff members, Students and attendants of the Patients


A virtual meeting regarding SNC Surveys under NTEP by Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra along with Nodal Officer NTEP ,NHM Dr. Vijay Kumar with Dr. Satish Manjhi WHO Consultant Punjab, Dr. Praveen WHO Consultant and others was held on 19th April 2024 . Dr. Neha APO NTEP Jammu was also present in the meeting.


19.04.2024
ACTIVITY: WORLD LIVER DAY OBSERVED AT DH SAMBA
Under the kind directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra and under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatiyal today on 19.4.24,'World Liver Day'observed at DH Samba in the presence of Medical Superintendent DH Samba Dr Mohinder Kumar Sharma. It is pertinent to mention that 19th of April is observed as World Liver Day. On this occasion speaker Dr Rakesh Dhar Gen Physician DH Samba and Neha Rajput Medical Officer DH Samba spoke on the importance of celebration of this day. They also appealed all to avoid Junk , fast food , smoking and alcohol to keep once liver healthy and fit The program was attended by Medical officers, paramedicals, under training students and staff of the hospital.In its endeavours to transform healthcare in the District, Sub District Hospital (SDH) Bhaderwah in District Doda on 18-04-2024 successfully conducted a Laparascopic Cholecystectomy surgery, performed by Dr Subash Sharma (Surgeon Specialist), Dr Azma (Anaesthetist) assisted by the OT staff. The surgery was done under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf. The technical support and other facilities for conducting the surgery were provided by BMO Bhaderwah, whereas CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar congratulated the operating team on performing successful surgery.


In its endeavours to transform healthcare in the District, Sub District Hospital (SDH) Bhaderwah in District Doda on 18-04-2024 successfully conducted a Laparascopic Cholecystectomy surgery, performed by Dr Subash Sharma (Surgeon Specialist), Dr Azma (Anaesthetist) assisted by the OT staff. The surgery was done under the supervision of Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf. The technical support and other facilities for conducting the surgery were provided by BMO Bhaderwah, whereas CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar congratulated the operating team on performing successful surgery.


First of its Kind at DH Ramban, Laparoscopic Orchidectomy was Performed by Surgeon specialist Dr.Yassar Arafat and Anaesthetist Dr. Junaida Sarwar on 22 year old patient with one undescended testis on left side. The testis was intrabdominal in location and at risk for malignant transformation in future. Preop tumour markers were negative.


Under the Direction of DHS Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra & Supervision of CMO Poonch an Outreach camp was conducted at CHC Mandi by team of specialists from DH Poonch at under Arogya Shiver programme on 18-04-2024.


On 18/04/2024, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu along with Dr. D.J. Raina, State Malariologist, visited R.I.S Nagrota. On this occasion, Certificates were distributed by DHS among the successful trainees who completed 35 days of Multi-Purpose Health Worker departmental training at Rehbar-I-Sehat Jammu under the supervision of Dr. Kavita Sharma, Assistant Director Rehbar-I-Sehat Jammu. Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu, in his address stressed upon the participants to utilize the concept of training during their working in field with more dedication. In addition to this Dr. D.J. Raina, State Malariologist, also shared the knowledge with participants about various aspects of making Malaria slides and proper keeping of record. In the end, the vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Shubam Gupta, Jr. Scale Stenographer.


Microincision Cataract surgery with artificial intraocular lens implants done by Dr Sandeep Gupta Consultant Eye surgeon at Govt Hospital Sarwal Under ABPMJAY Golden cards on 17.4.24.


On 15.4.24 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra paid a Surprise visit to PHC Purmandal at 3pm. DHS toured all sections of the hospital. Special instructions were given to BMO Purmandal and staff to make early empanelment of PHC in Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Jan Aushadi Kendra to be made operational at the earliest, capacity building of the staff in BMW to be completed. Directions were also passed to maintain record in well mannered way.


CME on basic life support was held at DH Samba under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra & Chief Medical Officer Samba & under the supervision of Medical Superintendent DH Samba . Doctors, paramedical staff, students participated. Dr Poonam Thapa PG anaesthesia delivered the presentation. Dr Anuradha Bali, Dr Bharat Bhushan were moderator.


Another milestone achieved! Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu granted 2 seats in DNB Diploma in Family Medicine..


Under the continued support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT ,Jammu organised a health and dental check up camp on 12/04/2024 at HWC Chullana (Block Dansal). 34 patients were examined and provided free medicines . Awareness regarding prevention of anaemia ,importance of breast feeding and balanced nutritious diet was given to the female patients.


DHS Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra also visited DTC Jammu on 10.4.24 along with DTO Jammu and took stock of the functioning of DTC Jammu. Various instructions were given to staff of the Microscopy section, Tru Naat section ,OPD section, Xray section,treatment provider and registration section staff and Store keeper for proper upkeep and display of IEC material.


On 10.4.24 , Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited IRL (intermediate reference lab) housed in CD Hospital (Chest Disease Hospital) Jammu to review the infrastructure development, availability of staff and equipments for proper functioning of the IRL and implementation of NTEP. DHS Jammu was accompanied by DTO Jammu Dr.Amita Turki, staff from STO Jammu. DHS took round of all the sections of the IRL and interacted with the staff available.On spot instructions were given to the staff to maintain proper cleanliness, utilize the equipment judiciously and installation of proper signages for the information of staff and public. He assured to augument the staff soon along with procurement of equipments for LPA.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 10/4/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .Dental check up of all the inmates was done by dental surgeon.All the inmates were examined for various ailments and provided free medicines.


Health Advisory on prevention of Water Borne Diseases.


World Health Day celebrated on 7th April 2024 with the theme "MY HEALTH MY RIGHT"in diffrent Institutions of Distt Poonch.


*World Health Day Celebration at District Hospital Reasi* Today on 6th of April, 2024 World Health Day was organized at DH Reasi with theme My Health My Right “In collaboration with District Legal Authority Reasi, NGO (Youth Brigade Welfare Society Reasi) and Govt. Nursing College Reasi Dr. P.S. Thakur (Ex. Chief Medical Officer Reasi) was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Dr. Ashok Kumar (District Health Officer) was Guest of Honor, along with Dr. Gopal Dutt (Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi), other participants present on the occasion were Dr.Rakesh Raina (Sr.Consultant Physician), Dr.Sameer Padha (Consultant Anaesthesia),Advocate Sonali District Legal Authority (NGO Youth Brigade) Sh. Naresh Kumar (Sr. Pharmacist), Sh. Suneel Ambardar (Head Assistant), Smt. Renu Sharma (Junior Assistant) , Sh. Sumeet Sawhney NHM & Mr. Pardeep Bali NHM The program started with welcome address and short briefing by Dr. Gopal Dutt (Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi) who elaborated regarding the aim and objectives for celebration of “World Health Day”.He threw light on various centrally sponsored Health Scheme which was followed by student’s speakers from Govt. Nursing College Reasi. Speaking on the occasion Advocate Sonali, NGO (Youth Brigade Welfare Society Reasi)awared regarding increasing drug substances abuse cases in District Reasi and measures being taken to prevent the menace of substance abuse in the District, while speaking on the occasion Chief guest Dr. P.S Thakur spoke on changing pattern of diseases from communicable to Non- communicable and importance of Health Economics and Health Insurance for health care providers. Smt. Ritu Sawhney (AFHC Counsellor) hosted the programme and Dr. Sameer Padha (Consultant Anaesthesia) delivered a special vote of thanks on this occasion. At the conclusion of the event certificates were distributed among the Students and participants. After that a rally was organized with slogans “MY Health My Right” & “Say No to the Drugs” which was taken out up to Govt. Degree College Reasi. An awareness camp was also organised by Vaishno Devi college for nursing and CHC Katra at CHC Katra. Senior citizens welfare forum Katra members attended the programme.Skits and Yoga training was given by staff of nursing college.Physician of CHC Katra, Advocate Pallavi Sharma and BMO Katra alsobspoke on the occasion.


Dr.Ruchita Mahajan, Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu speaking to media person on World Health Day,7.4.2024


WeeWorld Health Day....7.4.2024.


Weekly Ayushman Bhav Health Mela held across all AAM- Sub Centres in District Doda. On this occasion, the health staff organized NCD screening camps and awareness on health schemes besides the staff also distributed PVC Golden Cards and generated ABHA IDs.


Director Health Services Jammu reviews Centrally Sponsored Schemes A review meeting of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) of Jammu Division for the year 2023-24 was held in Conference hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu on 06-04-2024. The meeting was chaired by Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra. Deputy Director Dentistry Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Chief Accounts Officer Mrs. Deepshikha Sharma, State Malariologist Dr.D.J.Raina, DNO Dr. Jyoti Jolly, AD Schemes Dr. Ila Gupta, CMO Jammu, CMO Kathua, CMO Samba, CMO Udhampur and all Programme Officers of Centrally Sponsored Schemes were present in the meeting. Chief Medical Officers Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban and Reasi virtually attended the meeting. Power Point Presentation regarding deliverables and Centrally sponsored schemes was presented by Nodal officer Dr.Vijay Sharma. The concerned Programme Officer of Centrally sponsored scheme projected the work done by the districts under each programme for the year 2023-24 that was reviewed by Director Health Services Jammu. Detailed discussion was held on each deliverable/Programme. Director Health Services Jammu directed all CMOs to put in efforts to achieve targets laid down under each programme. Stress was laid to put Gambushia fish in ponds in all districts in view of the weather warning and early detection of Malaria/Dengue cases observed, enhance Spectacle distribution, to lay focus on survey under NLEP. Director Health Services also directed CMOs to expedite the process of Bio Medical Waste Management. All CMOs were directed by DHS to submit the work done report to the Directorate by 5th of every month. DHS appreciated the Kayakalp achievements during the meeting.


Under the continued support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu, Medical Mobile Unit Jammu (MMU ) held health and dental check up camp on 4/4/2024 at AWC Makwal (Block Sohanjana) 38 patients were examined and given medicines .2 children enrolled in the AWC diagnosed with cleft palate and referred to DEIC Gandhinagar for further management Besides this , Awareness regarding prevention of anaemia , importance of breast feeding and balanced nutritious diet was given to female patients.


Multi specialty Health camp at CHC Banihal & out reach camps at various *Ayushman Arogya Mandirs* of District Ramban on 04.04.2024 under Ayushman Arogya Shivir.


Under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME J&K and kind supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Dr Kavita Sharma, Assistant Director RIS Jammu, Two Days orientation cum Basic Life Support (BLS) programme for 2nd batch of Basic Health Workers of Jammu Division held on 3rd & 4th April 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu. The prime aim of conducting this training was to enhance the skills of Basic Health Workers of Jammu Division while handling emergency witnessing during their field visit as first responder. The teaching activities were conducted by using the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW under ACLS/BLS trainings and during this session sixteen participants attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW in his inaugural address, apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Kavita Sharma, RIS stressed upon the participants to attend the programme with full interest and devotion and Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta, in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT,organised a health check- up cum awareness camp on 3/4/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined for various ailments and provided free medicines.Dental check up of all the inmates was done by the dental surgeon . Awareness regarding maintaining personal hygiene and dental hygiene was given to all the inmates and caretaker staff of the shelter home.


Total Abdominal Hysterectomy performed at CHC Sunderbani District Rajouri inspired by the vision and leadership of esteemed healthcare professionals, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra,CMO Rajouri, Dr. Rajinder kumar and BMO Sunderbani Dr. Nissar Hussain. The procedure was performed by Gynaecologists Dr. Neeru Verma and Dr. I.P. Singh, along withVeteran Anaesthetist Dr. JP Sharma and with expert assistance from Theatre Assistants Dev Raj, Rakesh, and Anoop Raina. The successful completion of this procedure reflects the dedication, expertise and teamwork of healthcare professionals of CHC Sunderbani, ensuring quality care and service delivery under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.


Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra along with Dy.DIrector Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma visited SDH Jagti on 1.4.24 to monitor healthcare services and facilities being provided to the patients. DHS Jammu took round of various departments of the Hospital, including the emergency room, inpatient units, OPD, Labour Room, OT and diagnostic facilities. The purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge about patient care procedures and the overall healthcare delivery system. During the visit DHS interacted with medical staff and frontline healthcare workers. DHS also interacted with the patients in the ward. Director Health Services acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the healthcare professionals and emphasised the importance of continuous improvement in healthcare delivery. DHS highlighted the significance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness in and around the hospital.DHS impressed upon all to maintain dress code. During round of Gynae OPD, DHS directed MS Jagti to get the OPD shifted to a better place with more space available for convenience of the patients. DHS was satisfied with the overall working of the hospital.


Showcasing a strong commitment to the well being of the community, the health department Block Ghat in its endeavors organized a mega multi-health camp at Green Model HSS Doda on 30-03-2024. The camp was held under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar and guidance of BMO Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor Ahmed, organized for the age group of 04-08 years of, on the request of Principal Green Model Hr Sec School Doda. During the camp, around 600 students from different classes were screened by a team of doctors/paramedical staff including RBSK Team from Block Ghat, besides, 261 Hb tests were also conducted by the health team to check the Hb level among the students. The health team on this occasion also advised the staff for taking greater care of students in maintaining hygiene, especially frequent washing of hands before taking meals and use of clean water for drinking. The camp was aimed at providing free child health screening and treatment facilities for various ailments. Principal of the School Sh Om Parkash Chandail, DIO Doda Dr Versha Sharma & other staff of health department were also present on the occasion.


Health mela observed in all health institutions and Anganwadi centres under block nud. Awareness imparted to elderly and vulnerable population regarding prevention from non communicable diseases, glaucoma, anemia and other illnesses. ABHA ID created , Emphasis was laid on improving the health by including yoga, exercise, maintaining hygiene and balanced distribution of Medicine iron calcium and iron syrup to the beneficiary and children


Gambusia Fish Introduced to Combat Mosquito Breeding in District samba. Under the Directions of the State Malariologist and the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Samba, a proactive measure has been undertaken by District Malaria team Samba to address the challenge of mosquito breeding in the upcoming season. Gambusia fish have been introduced into various ponds across Purmandal and Ramgarh blocks as part of a comprehensive strategy to control mosquito populations.


"Jammu Health Line" the third edition of health magazine was released today on 30.3.24 by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra in the presence of Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, CAO Ms Deepshikha Sharma, DNO Dr.Jyoti Jolly, AD Schemes Dr.Ila Gupta, AD HEB Dr.Simmi Verma, Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma, Nodal Officer NTCP Dr.Mridula Singh, Dental Surgeon HEB Dr.Sunita Verma and DTO Udhampur Dr.Anil Saloch.The magazine depicts the progress in new initiatives taken by Health Department and milestones achieved. The magazine also showcases the commitment of the department to ensure high quality healthcare delivery to people living in the remotest hilly areas and difficult terrain region of Jammu Division.


On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Doda and close supervision of CMO Doda and BMO Bhaderwah, a medical team led by Dr Sangeeta Kotwal from SDH Bhaderwah visited Village Thanala (Bhaderwah) after skin related cases were reported from one family. The visiting medical team screened the family members and sensitized them about the disease and advised them to desist from any kind of social stigma, moreover they have been educated that there is no need to get panic. Dr Sangeeta also assured the family that all possible medical support from the department shall be provided besides RBSK Team will frequently visit the family and area also to provide all possible medical care (necessary medicines) and time to time screening.


On 28-03-2024 ,a Laproligation Camp was held at SDH Parole Kathua. A total of 27 Tubal Ligations were done by Dr.Naresh Khajuria , Consultant Gynaecologist from G H Gandhi Nagar Jammu, along with the team from SDH Parole. All the beneficiaries are stable. The camp was organised under overall supervision of CMO Kathua, Dr Vijay Raina.


Under NPCBVI ,On directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and under supervision of MS Sarwal hospital Dr Sunil Kailu, in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology, Sarwal Hospital organised an eye surgery camp on 27th march 2024. Camp commenced with screening of patients for Cataract surgery at SDH Kotbalwal and surgery was done today at Government hospital Sarwal by Ophthalmologist Dr Sandeep Gupta and Dr Pallavi Sharma .Total 6 patients were operated successfully.


In an innovative move aimed at enhancing efficiency & transparency in healthcare services and on the directions of worthy Administrative Secretary Health & ME Department J&K and supervision of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar, QR Code/Scanner Payment mode has been established in various health facilities at NTPHC/PHC level.


Orientation/awareness session was held on 27/03/2024 at CHC Jourian block Akhnoor by Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu regarding Leprosy, to the participants in presence of incharge Jourian Dr Jasmine Sing.The participants included MO's,MLHP's,FMPHW's ,& ASHA worker's.Detailed awareness was given regarding cause, transmission, signs & symptoms, treatment of Leprosy to the participants.Stress was laid on early case detection and treatment for prevention of deformities and disabilities under Kusht Mukat Abhiyaan to achieve zero transmission of Leprosy by 2027.


Today under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME J&K and kind supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Dr Kavita Sharma, Assistant Director RIS Jammu, Two Days orientation cum Basic Life Support (BLS) programme for Basic Health Workers of Jammu Division held on 26th to 27th March 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency as first responder and the teaching activities conducted by using the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW under ACLS/BLS trainings wherein Sixteen participants have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Kavita Sharma, RIS stressed upon the participants to attend the programme with full interest and devotion and Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta, in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


QR Code/Scanner Payment mode initiated at SDH Bhaderwah and PHC Assar on 27-03-2024.


Review meeting of National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP) 2023-24 Under the dynamic leadership and supervision of Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu, review meeting of NRCP was organised on 26.03.2024 at Govt Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, which is organized by the Office of the State Surveillance Unit, Jammu Division. District Nodal Officers of NRCP and Medical Officers (MO’s) from all the districts of Jammu Division were the participants. Dr. Rakesh Magotra, DHS, Jammu, Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, Medical Superintendent, Govt. Hospital, Jammu, Dr. D.K. Bhagat, Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dr. Vijay Sharma, Techincal Officer Jammu and Dr. Shehnaz Chowdhary, Mefical Officer, Epidemiology attended the meeting. Dr. Harjeet Rai, Epidemiologist/ State Surveillance Officer, Jammu Division welcomed all the participants, he explained the importance of NRCP programme which is aimed to prevent and control deaths due to Rabies in humans and progressively achieving SDG target for “Dog mediated Rabies-Zero by 2030 and he also emphasises on intersectoral coordination between medical sector-veterinary sectors and municipality corporation to achieve this goal. Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services, Jammu gave brief about the NRCP programme and he also discussed the strategies & achievements of the NRCP programme. He directed all the district Nodal Officers for better implementation of activities under human components of National Rabies Control Programme and to strengthen surveillance of Animal Bite cases & Rabies. Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, Medical Superintendent, Govt. Hospital, Jammu, stressed that such training should be routinely organized as the staff gets reoriented with the latest developments and guidelines. Presentations covering salient aspects and guidelines of the NRCP, Pathogenesis, Clinical features & Prevention of Rabies, Animal Component of NRCP and Role of Animal Husbandry in NRCP and Role of municipality in NRCP were given by the resource persons- Dr. Prem Lata, Medical Officer Epidemiology Office, Dr. Anuj Kapoor, Lecturer Deptt. of Community Medicine, GMC-Jammu, Dr. Harpreet Kour, VAS Deptt. of Animal Husbandry and Mrs. Anu Bali, Representative from Jammu Municipality Corporation were the resource persons.


QR Code / Scanner Payment Mode established at District Hospital Ramban


QR code installed in DH Samba


Celebration of WORLD TB DAY 2024 under the theme of year"YES WE CAN END TB"
in the Distt Poonch by organising Diffrent activities under the supervision of Chief Medical Poonch at DTC,DH,CHCs,& Ayushman Arogya Mandir of Distt health institution by involvement of all Officers/ Officials on 24th March 2024.
Diffrent activities under taken.
* Launch of 3(HP) TPT
* Sensitisation of staff of DH,CHCs,PHCs ,AAM & public.
* On the ocassion CMO,MS,DY CMO ,BMO Medical consultants & DTC Staff delebrated regarding NTEP newer strategies to eleminate dreadfull disease from Distt Poonch along with UT of JK & India by 2025 a Commitment of Worthy PM of India.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Police Hospital Jammu on 24.3.24. The camp was organised by MS Police Hospital Jammu Dr.Meenakshi Kotwal in collaboration with NGO All J&K Christian Sabha. The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu Dr. Hamid Zargar. 10 pints of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist Gandhinagar and Blood Bank team and transported to Blood bank Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Celebration of World Tuberculosis Day at Govt.District Hospital Reasi.
On 24th of March 2024 World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated at District Hospital Reasi.the main aim to celebrate this day was to create an awareness among the community for its prevention early diagnosis and treatment to minimise the burden of tuberculosis from our country.Smt.Ritu Sawhney (AFHC counsellor) presented a detailed preview of the tuberculosis,its prevention,Signs and symptoms, Diagnosis and treatment.On the occassion Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi Dr Gopal Dutt delivered a lecture and said that under NTEP (National tuberculosis elimination programme) we are committed to eliminate tuberculosis from our country by the end year 2025. While speaking on the occassion a senior citizen namely Shri Maheshwar Singh ( Retired chief account officer) told that for a Happy,Healthy and prosperous community we must involve every segment of the of our society so that by the end of year 2025 we can eliminate this disease from our country.those who were present on the occassion were senior citizens of the area, Doctors,counsellors of Health department,paramedical staff, patients,their attendants and students from Government Nursing college Reasi.After that a plantation drive was held in the premises of DH Reasi in collaboration with senior citizens of the Area and Government Nursing college Reasi.


As a part of it's routine weekly activity, NCD screening cum awareness camps were organized in different Ayushman Arogya Mandirs (AAMs) Health & Wellness Centres across District Doda on 23-03-2024 under the supervision of CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar. The camps were organized for patients for early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for common NCDs. The health department aims to hold screening camps in every nook and corner of the District to detect NCDs such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer etc, besides educating the people about the importance of precautions and preemptive healthcare, as screening plays a pivotal role in detecting patients early and treating them effectively.


World TB Day Celebration at District Hospital Ramban where Food Baskets and Awareness Lecture was delivered., attended by General Patients and contacts of TB Patients


Under Netra Jyoti Abhiyan Mission mode 25 cataract surgeries performed at Govt hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu for patients detected from Block Bishnah.


World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated on 24th March with a theme Yes We Can End TB on a small scale in view of Lok Sabha elections and also directions from Central TB division to State TB Officer Jammu was conveyed that World TB day will be celebrated after Lok Sabha elections. However, target of providing TB Preventive Therapy to the contacts of microbiologically confirmed TB Patients before world TB day 2024 was assigned to all the District TB Officers. In District Kathua we have 400 microbiologically confirmed TB patients with 1600 contacts. But TPT was given to round about 1000 contacts of microbiologically confirmed patients above 14 years of age of microbiological confirmed TB patients. Jammu divsion is the first division to provide TPT to the contacts of microbiologically confirmed TB patients.TPT was provided to the contacts of microbiologically confirmed patients by giving initial visits to the patients home by providing proper counseling to them. On this day, food baskets were also distributed to TB patients. At the end,Dr. Radha Krishna DTO Kathua briefed about TB causes, symptoms and prevention. He also informed regarding DBT to TB patients for nutrition under Nikshay Poshan Yojana and about Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan i.e adopting one TB patient for 6 months by providing Nutritional support in form of food baskets,Vocational or Diagnostic support. Food baskets were also distributed to 3 TB patients. ‎


SAMBA World TBDay celebrated
Under the guidance of the State TB Officer in Jammu and the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vidhi Bhutyal, an awareness and mass TB contacts tracing initiative was launched by the Treatment Units of District Samba, coordinated by the DTC Jammu. The program, led by the NTEP staff of TU Samba and TU Ramgarh, and was attended by the Medical Superintendent, Block Medical Officers, and Block Nodal Officers. It's worth noting that World TB Day, observed on March 24th annually, aims to raise awareness about this deadly disease. Participants were briefed on TB disease and preventive measures, with close contacts of positive TB patients receiving weekly TPT. Additionally, awareness sessions on Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under the Nikshay Poshan Yojana were provided to patients. ‎


Health Melas organised at Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs in Ramban district, NCD screening and awareness on Dengue, Malaria, TB, and Leprosy on 23.3.24.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, on 23.3.24, NCD screening camp was organised by CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh in the premises of Directorate of Health Services Jammu for the employees working in the Directorate complex. All the Officers and Officials of the Directorate attended the camp and availed the services being provided by School Health team from CMO Office. Monitoring of Blood pressure, Blood sugar testing were among the tests conducted for the benefit of all.


To celebrate World Oral Health Week an oral health awareness event to create awareness, and to encourage commitment and action to promote good oral health amongst the society was conducted across Jammu Division on 22.3.24. Apart from the regular dental check ups, the patients attending the section along with their attendants were counselled in detail regarding the need of optimal health care and making them aware of the mouth-mind-body connection. An oral health care awareness lecture was also given to the patients and the display of oral cancer awareness posters made by the nursing students was further used to create health awareness. To further instill commitment each person attending the section was also made to take a pledge and sign on the pledge board with a message for others to follow for a healthy mouth. Toothbrush and toothpaste was also distributed amongst the children who visited the dental section.


Under Netra Jyoti Abhiyaan Cataract Surgeries conducted at DH Reasi byDr kamal Gupta, Dr Manju Kumari. 19 successful surgeries performed.


On 22.3.24, a virtual meeting regarding agenda points related to Election 2024, Financial pending liabilities and other issues was chaired by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra. The meeting was attended physically by CAO Ms Deepshikha Sharma, DNO Dr.Jyoti Jolly, CoS Dr.Ritesh Khullar, AD Schemes Dr Ila Gupta, AD HEB Dr.Simmi Verma, State Venerologist and Nodal Officer NCD of the Directorate. MS Gandhinagar Hospital, All CMOs, MS of Jammu Division attended the meeting virtually. The agenda points were discussed in detail. DHS directed all CMOs/ MS to get banners removed from health institutions of their respective districts/Blocks in view of enforcement of Model Code of Conduct guidelines. It was impressed upon all to complete utilisation of funds at the earliest in view of the financial closing. DHS also directed all CMOs/MS to keep all health institutions open for Medical coverage even on Sunday and Gazetted holidays and keep leave curtailment as a priority.


On 21-03-2024 a mega health camp organised by BMO bhaderwah in collaboration with CRPF BN-33 Sarna at village Kansar remotest place in medical block Bhaderwah .During the camp following activities done. 1. Total 185 no of patients screened and benefited with free medicines. 2. Rbsk screenings 3. General NCD screenings & 3. Physical activities under RKSK programs with local adosulent children done in the form of a cricket match at village kansar during the camp .


Under the continued support and guidance of Director health services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT ,Jammu organised a health check up camp on 20/03/2024 at village Chatta (Block Bishnah) .42 patients were examined and provided free medicines .Awareness regarding prevention of anaemia ,importance of breast feeding and balanced nutritious diet was given to the female patients.


District Rajouri declared Kayakalp winner award for HWC Marchola and commendation award for HWC Bhathuni & HWC Gurdanbala.


On 20-3- 2024 under Kayakalp awards for the health care facilities, in Doda District 01 public health facility has been declared winner and 02 health facilities have been awarded with commendation award.

*Winner in Kayakalp*
1. AAM- Sub Centre Jathi Block Assar.

*Commendation Awards*
1. AAM- Sub Centre Chata Block Ghat.
2. AAM- Sub Centre Dhar, Block Ghat.


Under the guidance of Administrative secretary Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah and Director health services Dr.Rakesh Magotra, District Samba bags good number of awards in Kayakalp.
In winner category
PHC Sanoora and AAM Mawa made a benchmark whereas in the category of commendation awards
CHC Ramgarh
AH Ghagwal
EH Vijaypur
PHC Sumb
NTPHC Sangwal
AAM chatakachak
AAM Naikali
AAM Birpur
AAM Kharamadana outshined.


On 20-3- 2024 the result of Kayakalp awards were declared by Government for the health care facilities.
It is a matter of pride for Jammu district of which 4 public health facilities have been declared winner and 16 health facilities have been awarded with commendation.
All the staff members under the able guidance of health authorities have put in their sincere efforts in achieving this goal.

Winners in Kayakalp

DH Gandhi Nagar
PHC Arnia
UPHC Shastri Nagar
AAM Shamachak

Commendation Award

CHC Sarwal
CHC Akhnoor
CHC RSPura
CHC Marh
Rajiv Gandhi Hospital
PHC Bhourcamp
PHC Kharrah
PHC Mishriwala
PHC Dansal
PHC MeraMandrian
AAM BHAGATPUR
AAM Mulachak
AAM Dhakkar
AAM Seer
AAM Belicharama
AAM Bandwal


On 20.3.24, World Oral Health Day was observed in health institutions across Jammu Division under directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, guidance of Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma and Supervision of CMOs/MS/BMOs of respective Districts/Blocks of Jammu Division. Awareness lectures regarding maintenance of good oral hygiene, sign and symptoms of oral diseases and its prevention and treatment,benefit of regular dental check ups were delivered by Dental Surgeon and Nodal Officer National Oral Health Programme to general public and staff.Other activities included displaying of banners, posters, rallies etc.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at SDH Sunderbani,District Rajouri on 20.3.24. The camp was organised by BMO Sunderbani in collaboration with 28 Infantry Brigade Sunderbsni under supervision of CMO Rajouri Dr.Rajinder Langer.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by Principal GMC Rajouri. 60 pints of blood were collected by Blood Bank team GMC Rajouri and transported to Blood bank GMC Rajouri in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr.Rakesh Magotra, patients screened at SDH Jagti under NPCB programme were today i.e on 20th March 24, operated for cataract at Govt. Hospital sarwal by Dr. Sandeep Gupta( consultant Eye) and Dr. Rohini choudhary (MS Ophtha, SDH Jagti). A total of 10 patients were operated for cataract with IOL implantation. Free medicines and dark glasses were also provided to the patients and camp concluded successfully.


World Oral Health Day.....20.3.24.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu organised a health check up camp on 19/3/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined and were provided free medicines.


On 19.3.24, Dr. Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer along with team visited the newly detected patient at Greater Kailash and MCR Footwear was handed over to the patient and SDR was given to the Contacts of the patient.


Mop up day activities under NDD observed in District Ramban on 18.3.24.Tablet Albendazole distributed to children at Schools and Anganwadi centres.


Under Pradhan Mantri Netra Jyoti Abhiyan, On directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and under supervision of BMO R S pura Dr Monika Kotwal, in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology Gandhi Nagar Hospital,organised an eye surgery camp. Camp commenced with screening of patients for Cataract surgery at SDH RS Pura and NTPHC Chakroi. About 90 patients screened and 17 patients registered for surgery. A team of Ophthalmologists namely Dr Kamal Gupta, Dr Promila (consultant Gandhi nagar), Dr. Satinder and Dr Pallavi operated on 15 patients on18th March at Gandhi Nagar Hospital .Team assisted by Ophthalmic tech Sh Subhash & Sh Hari krishan.


On 18-3-24 , under dynamic supervision of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr.Rakesh Magotra and strategic administration of CMO Kathua ,Dr.Vijay Raina and BMO Parole Dr.Vivek Mangotra , An eye screening camp was held at SDH Parole under Netra Jyoti Abhiyaan to identify people with cataracts and make available for surgical treatment for sight restoration, screen people for refractive error problems, other major causes of vision impairment and to provide treatment for minor ailments or to refer to the GMC Kathua for further management . Dr.Pallvi Jammwal, M.O (MS Optha) who was deployed for the same screened 70 beneficiaries and shortlisted 23 patients for cataract surgery at GMC Kathua in presence of Dr.Punam Bhau ,M.O , Dr.Jagriti ,M.O, RMNCH+A , Sh.Neetu Kanldey , Ophthalmic Astt. along with BMO Parole.


Anaemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) programme.
NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY (NDD)
MOP UP DAY today on 18th MARCH 2024
All the children/ adolescents aged 1 to 19 years ,who could not be dewormed on the first day (11th March ) of NDD , must be administered a deworming tablet on 18/03/24.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at SDH Bani, District Kathua on 17.3.24. The camp was organised by CMO Kathua Dr.Vijay Raina and BMO Bani.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by Principal GMC Kathua. 25 pints of blood were collected by Blood Bank team GMC Kathua and transported to Blood bank GMC Kathua in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Eye screening camp conducted in Shiv Mandir village Bamyal on 16 -3-24 on directions of Director Health Services Dr. Rakesh Mangotra .Total 76 patients screened out of which 21 patients registered for cataract surgery to be conducted under netra jyoti abhiyan.


Under the continuous guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, MEDICAL Mobile Unit, Jammu ,organised a health -checkup cum screening camp on 16/03/2024 at Government High School Doomi Block Kot Bhalwal in which 68 patients were examined , screened for Anaemia, hypertension and diabetes and were provided free medicines for various ailments.


Awareness /Screening activities conducted under World Glaucoma Week at DH Poonch & all Blocks of District Poonch under the guidance of CMO Poonch and MS Poonch and supervision of respective BMOs under National Program for Control of Blindness and Visual impairment, District society Poonch.


World Glaucoma Week awareness campaign held in District Kishtwar.


World Glaucoma Day was celebrated at SDH Ramnagar in District Udhampur under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer Dr.Anil Manhas and supervision of BMO, Dr. Harvinder Singh. A detailed lecture was delivered on the early detection of glaucoma, and free eye drops and spectacles were provided to the needy as part of the initiative.


A multispeciality health camp was held at PHC Sanoora under the guidance of CMO samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal. Total of 198 patients were provided consultation and free medicines. Prominent citizens and Ex PRI members along with health staff motivated people of the border village to avail specialist treatment provided by a team of dedicated doctors of the health department.


Under Netar Jyoti Abhiyan Mission 50 patients screened for cataract surgery at SDH Akhnoor, out of which 39 cataract surgeries performed successfully by the team comprising Dr Ashwani Singh Manhas,Dr Ghansham Singh and assisted by Ajay,Asha, Vipul Dutta and Jatin on14th and 15th March 2024.


In view of ongoing ' WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK' 2024, an awareness lecture was delivered today on 15th March by Dr. Rohini Choudhary (MS Ophthalmology) at SDH Jagti under the abled guidance of Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti. The staff members and public were made aware about Glaucoma pathology, benefits of its early detection, diagnosis, prevention and Management. It was stressed upon all to undergo routine thorough ophthalmology examination at least once a year for early detection especially in high-risk including visual acquits, visual field, IOP and fundus examination in Medical Health Facilities.


World Kidney Day was celebrated on 14th March 2024 in different Health institutions of all Blocks of District Samba. People were given awareness regarding the role of kidneys, various diseases which affect the kidneys and how to prevent it. Also awareness was given about healthy food habits.


World Kidney Day was celebrated on 14-03-2024 in different Health Institutions of district Ramban.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Dr Rakesh Magotra and supervision of Medical Superintendent Sarwal Dr Sunil kailu ,World Kidney day was celebrated at Government hospital Sarwal where an awareness lecture to prevent and treat kidney diseases was delivered to patients , their attendants and staff members.


Acting upon the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and under the guidance of CMO Doda & BMO Ghat, an awareness programme to celebrate the *"World Kidney Day"* was held at GHS Bijarni under AAM- Sub Centre Bijarni District Doda on 14-03-2024. The day is celebrated every year on the 2nd Thursday of March all over the world to create awareness about kidney diseases. Mr Faizan A Tramboo from the health department on this occasion delivered a lecture about the importance of kidneys and reducing the frequency, impact of kidney diseases and its associated health problems. The health team also encouraged the participants and general public to take care of their kidneys right from childhood to ensure a healthy life ahead. The stress was laid on a healthy lifestyle, which includes regular exercises, keeping weight in check, monitoring blood pressure regularly, having adequate fluid and most importantly restrain from smoking and self-medication. The programme was attended by a large number of students, staff and the general public of the area. Headmaster of the School Mrs Nuzhat Jabeen thanked the health department particularly CMO Doda and BMO Ghat for organizing awareness programmes in the school on a regular basis, said that such programmes will surely boost the talent and knowledge among students about various diseases and make them live healthy & happier life.


On 14th March 2024, Thursday, under the overall guidance of worthy Director Health Services Dr. Rakesh Magotra and overall supervision of Chief Medical Officer Kathua Dr. Vijay Raina and Block Medical Officers World Kidney Day was observed at different health institutions of District Kathua.The theme for World Kidney Day 2024 is “Kidney Health For All”. Awareness was created among the people about kidney health and the various diseases that can affect its normal function. The event aimed to raise awareness about the symptoms of Chronic Kidney diseases and preventive measures like keeping oneself fit & active, monitoring/maintaining normal blood pressure, maintaining normal blood sugar, eating healthy and maintaining normal weight, reducing excessive salt intake and avoiding smoking.


Observance of ” WORLD KIDNEY DAY” i.e on 14th March 2024. The primary event of the day was an awareness lecture conducted for the students and the staff of GMC College. The lecture, aimed at educating participants about kidney health, was expertly delivered by Consultant Physician Dr. Deepak Koul. Dr. Koul provided valuable insights into the impact of kidney diseases, associated problems, risk factors, early diagnosis, symptoms, and prevention strategies. In addition to the lecture for students and staff, a public awareness session was held in the OPD block. The session was open to the general public, and attendees were briefed on the significance of kidney health, emphasizing the importance of early detection, symptoms recognition, and preventive measures. The initiatives received positive feedback from participants, highlighting the effectiveness of the lectures in disseminating crucial information about kidney health and disease prevention. In addition to the above an Awareness Camp regarding WORLD KIDNEY DAY was also organized in all Ayushman Aryogya Mandir (AAM) of District Udhampur Medical officers and MLHPs were educating people about the essential functions of kidneys, including waste elimination, blood pressure regulation and electrolyte balance. It also highlights the alarming rise in kidney diseases worldwide and the need for ways to address this growing health crisis. Encourages people to adopt healthier lifestyles, such as maintaining a balanced diet, regular exercise and avoiding tobacco, to maintain their kidney health. The program was organized by District NCD Cell & Ayushman Aryogya Mandir (AAM) of District Udhampur with the direction of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anil Manhas under the Supervision of Medical Superintendent District Hospital Dr. Sanjay Sharma and All Block Medical Officers.


World Kidney Day observed at RSSDH Poonch on 14.3.24.


As per directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra World Kidney Day celebrated at SDH Sunderbani on 14-3-2024 in which Dr Govind Sharma, consultant physician delivered a lecture to the community as well as staff members of SDH Sunderbani educating all about the kidney health , it's care , signs and symptoms of kidney diseases and their timely treatment.


Eye Check-Up and Cataract Screening Camp held at SDH RS pura on 14.3.24 under supervision of BMO R S Pura ⁠. The camp will bring the gift of sight to many who could otherwise not afford the cost-prohibitive surgery. On first day of camp around 90 patients were screened and 15 patients registered for surgery by a team of Ophthalmologist consisting of Dr Satinder (SDH R S Pura), Dr Pallavi Sharma(deputed from PHC Nagrota) and Sh. Hari karishan (ophth tech)


On the occasion of WORLD KEDNEY DAY today on 14th March, 2024 a function was organised at SDH Jagti by Medical Superintendent wherein an awareness lecture was delivered by Dr. Sunil Raina, Consultant Physician, SDH Jagti. He briefed about importance of Kidney Health for all (theme for 2024), Risk factors, timely diagnosis, prevention and management of various Renal disorders. All the staff members, patients and their attendants were made aware of how to keep their kidneys healthy and avoid unnecessary drug usage.


For achieving the milestones of better patient care in the health sector, on 14th March 2024. A Multispeciality health mela under Ayushman Bhava was organised at CHC Banihal. The camp was inaugurated by SDM Banihal Mr. Rizwan Asgar (JKAS) in which more than 700 patients got the benefits of free registration, free investigations and free medicines including free ultrasound was done.


World Glaucoma Week is observed at the District Hospital Ramban where all employees and patients above 40 are being screened for Glaucoma . Anyone with the family history of Glaucoma and with the family history of Diabetes, Hypertension and other non communicable diseases are being requested to get themselves screened for Glaucoma.


Glaucoma awareness along with screening of patients under World Glaucoma Week observed in District Rajouri.


Under World Glaucoma Week, Glaucoma awareness rally organised at Govt.Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu on 14.3.24.


World Kidney Day Celebration at District Hospital Ramban on 14.3.24, where an awareness lecture was delivered to the general public and patients by the concerned specialist doctors. The meeting was attended by the eminent doctors and general public and patients in the OPD Complex.


District level coordination committee(DLCC) review meeting of key stakeholders under National Tobacco Control Program held in District Jammu under the chairpersonship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ms.Ansuya Jamwal,JKAS on 14th March 2024. Directions were given to all the District and Sectoral officers for strict enforcement of the provisions of the COTPA 2003 and PECA 2019 along with effective implementation of Tobacco Free Educational institution guidelines and Installation of IEC material at various Public places across District Jammu.


World Glaucoma Week activities in Govt Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu from 10th to 16 th March 2024. All hospital employees 40 yrs & above with family history of Glaucoma in parents or siblings having hypertension ,diabetes , high myopia & thyroid disease ( at risk individuals ) being screened for glaucoma along with general public.


World Glaucoma Week observed in District Reasi, awareness lecture delivered regarding signs &symptoms of Glaucoma.


World Glaucoma Week was celebrated in GMC Udhampur wherein general masses were educated about different aspects of Glaucoma. People were also made aware of different facilities available in Dept of Ophthalmology GMC Udhampur.


On the occasion of WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK, on 13th of March 2024. A Glaucoma screening camp was held at Village Dhara, Medical Block Ghat under NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR CONTROL OF BLINDNESS AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, along with the collaboration of Medical staff NTPHC DHARA. Measuring the Intraocular pressure (IOP) using digital examination.and also explained the causes, symptoms and preventive measures of Glaucoma. During a camp ,total no. of 46 patients screened and 4 were detected with cataract.


Under the guidance and support of worthy Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 13/3 /2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined and were provided free medicines for various ailments.


In continuation of celebration of WORLD GLAUCOMA Week 2024, a free eye camp was conducted today at SDH Jagti i.e. on 13th March 2024 wherein patients underwent thorough ocular examination including glaucoma and cataract screening by Dr. Rohini Choudhary ( MS Ophthalmology). Refraction for distance and near vision,schiotz tonometry, fundus examination and color vision testing was done. Out of the total screened patients around 8 to 10 patients were diagnosed with mature cataract and were kept for cataract extraction surgery at Govt. Hospital Sarwal as per instructions received from Director Health Services Jammu after thorough investigations. The camp concluded successfully and patients were satisfied and applauded government initiatives in the form of free Eye Screening Camps.


Under World Glaucoma Week activities Glaucoma screening with Fundoscopy Tonometry performed at SDH Sunderbani District Rajouri on 13.3 24.


World Glaucoma Week (10th to 16th March) commenced with Screening of Glaucoma patients in eye section of SDH RS pura. Glaucoma & cataract screening camp also held at NTPHC Chakroi on 12th march. World Glaucoma Week is an annual, international campaign which aims to raise awareness of glaucoma and encourage regular eye tests. Glaucoma is most commonly diagnosed following a routine check-up, and catching it early could save your sight.


World Glaucoma Week......March 10th to 16th 2024.


As a part of celebration of National Deworming Day 2024, an awareness programme was held at GHS Bijarni under AAM Sub Centre Bijarni Block Ghat on 11-03-2024. The programme was held under the guidance of worthy CMO Doda Dr Om Kumar and supervision of BMO Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor. While highlighting the importance of National Deworming Day, Mr Faizan A Tramboo from health department said that this day is celebrated to make people aware of the importance of deworming, particularly for children from 1-19 years of age group, who are the most vulnerable. The health team on this occasion distributed Albendazole tablets among all the students.


On 11.03.24, World Glaucoma weeks activities at RSS DH Poonch in presence of Medical Supdtt DH Poonch & under supervision of CMO Poonch Dr Zulafkar Ahmed, awareness of general public about Glaucoma (Kala Motia) & free medicines distributed under National Program for Control of Blindness and Visual impairments.


*National Deworming Day-2024 celebrated across District Rajouri* National Deworming Day-2024 was celebrated with great success in District Rajouri under the direct Supervision and monitoring of Dr.Rajinder Langer Chief Medical Officer Rajouri. With the aim of deworming all children between the ages of 1 to 19yrs, the campaign reached a wide audience. The event saw enthusiastic active participation from frontline workers, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers, healthcare workers, and parents, ensuring that children received the necessary deworming tablets.


Under the Administrative control of worthy Secretary to Govt Deptt of Health & Medical Education Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS,Supervision of Director NHM & Director Health Services Jammu with Administrative commitment / Support from Distt.Administration Poonch worthy Deputy Commissione rPoonch Yasin M Choudhary IAS,ADDC ,ADC Poonch ,Active participation by Chief Heads of Social welfare, Education,ICDS,Health ,Full dedicated efforts of Distt / Block Officers of Health, Education,ICDS,Social welfare & Madrasa Heads a festive celebration like Activity holding of NDD on 11th March is observed by all employees of Allied Deptt ,ASHA Cadre across all 03 health blocks & Poonch Town of Distt Poonch.In day long activity lot of dedications & enthusiasm is seen among the staff of all cadre while administering Tab Albendazole to deworm children from 1 yr to 19 years. and acheiving an output of. 159134 against a target of 1.98002 children on single Day (80 Percent). Chief Medical Officer Poonch


A successful inauguration and celebration of the National Deworming Day(NDD) was observed today on March 11th, 2024 across various schools and communities in all the three medical blocks of District Samba under the overall supervision of CMO Samba. At Lt Sushil Khajuria Memorial Middle School Sangwali,Block Nud, the event was graced by the esteemed presence of DDC member Sh. Suresh Kumar Falli, alongside Dr. Rajiv Mengi, IC Medical Officer AH Ghagwal, and Lekh Raj Attri, CHO AH Ghagwal, Headmaster, teachers, and health staff of AAM Sangwali. Block Purmandal witnessed active participation in educating children about the potential benefits of NDD 2024 across various government and private schools. Dedicated medical staff engaged with students, ensuring they understand the significance of this important health initiative. Similarly, at HSS Nandpur, Block Ramgarh , the inauguration of NDD was carried out by Sarpanch Nandpur Mrs. Rajkumari, accompanied by PRI members, ZMO Nandpur, staff, children of HSS, and PHC Nandpur. A comprehensive awareness lecture on NDD and related health issues was delivered by the esteemed BMO Ramgarh, Dr. Lakhwinder Singh, further empowering the community with knowledge.


NDD obs in health institutions & Govt.Schools of all blocks of Dist Ramban on 11.3.24, tablet Albendazole administered to children between 1 to 19 yrs.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director health services,Jammu ,Dr Rakesh Magotra , Medical mobile unit Jammu organised a camp for deworming the school children today (on First day of first round of National deworming day ) 11/3/2024 , with the motto of "WORM FREE Children are HEALTHY CHILDREN " at Sri Sai Public school Shekih nagar Bahu Fort Jammu .An awareness lecture on ways to prevent worm infestation was given to the school children by the Medical officer MMU .


On 11.03.2024, 1st round of National Deworming Day 2023-24 was Inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Mr. Ranjit Singh JKAS at Govt. Middle School, PWD Colony Kathua in presence of Chief Medical Officer, Kathua, Dr Vijay Raina and other Officials of CMO Office and teachers of the school. Where Albendazole tablets were given to all the Children present there. In the similar manner National Deworming Day was also inaugurated at Block Headquarters and all the Health Institutions of the District with aim to deworm all the children (Boys and Girls) aged between 1 to19 years. The Mop up round will be conducted on 18th of March 2024.


National Deworming Day observed in health institutions and Government Schools of various blocks of District Udhampur on 11.3.24. Awareness regarding the symptoms of worm infestation and the mode of prevention was disseminated to children and staff.Tablet Albendazole was distributed among children between 1 to 19 yrs.


National Deworming Day is observed in various health institutions and Government Schools of all blocks of district Reasi on 11.3.24. Awareness lectures delivered and Tablet Albendazole distributed to children between 1 to 19 years.


National Deworming Day.....11.03.2024


Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited PHC Ramkot block Billawar District Kathua on 10.3.24 to assess healthcare services and facilities being provided to the patients.DHS Jammu took round of all sections of the Hospital and interacted with the medical staff present and necessary instructions for betterment of the institution were issued.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra during his visit to CHC Billawar District Kathua on 10.3.24, supervised the under construction 100 bedded hospital and monitored the physical progress of civil works of the same.


Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited CHC Billawar District Kathua on 10.3.24 to monitor healthcare services and facilities being provided to the patients. DHS Jammu toured various departments of the Hospital, including the emergency ward, inpatient units, OPD, Emergency Room,Labour Room, OT and diagnostic facilities. The purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge about patient care procedures and the overall healthcare delivery system. During the visit DHS interacted with medical staff and frontline healthcare workers. DHS also interacted with the patients in the ward. Director Health Services acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the healthcare professionals and emphasised the importance of continuous improvement in healthcare delivery. DHS directed CMO Kathua to personally monitor the health institutions.


On 10.3.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited NTPHC Sukral Block Billawar District Kathua to evaluate healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. DHS also monitored the initiated civil works and its progress during his visit.


Under the guidance CMO Kathua Dr. Vijay Raina Today on 09-03-24, A team headed by Dr. Uttam Chand ( District Health Officer ) and comprising of Dr Sanaa Bhadwal ( Dist Epidemiologist ) and Sh. Lokesh Raj ( SHI ) visited SIDCO Industrial estate , Bhagthali,Kathua on invitation of Chiripal Poly Films Limited as part of the 53rd National Safety Week . The aim of the visit was to generate awareness regarding Malaria , Dengue and Chikungunia under NVBDCP and general awareness regarding HIV AIDS . The staff was made aware about the signs /symptoms of vector borne diseases such as Malaria ,Dengue ,Chikungunya , Zika virus etc , modes of prevention , importance of medical consultation , role of public etc . Queries from the staff regarding the same were also adressed .IEC material was shared with the administration for disbursement among staff as well as display in the premises . A discussion was held with the management regarding vector control methods and practices which can be undertaken in their premises .The session concluded with a general awareness session on HIV AIDS.


On 9.3.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited NTPHC Channi Rama and NTPHC Channi Himmat to assess healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. DHS took round of the health institutions and necessary instructions for betterment of the facility were issued.


Under the directions of CMO Udhampur Dr.Anil Manhas, guidance of BMO Majalta, BMO Tikri and BMO Chenani, the respective health team performed duty on the occasion of Maha Shiv Ratri parv at Pracheen Shiv Mandir Khoon, Devika Ghat Udhampur, Shiv Mandir Jib, Sudhmahadev Mantali and Gourikund.


Under the banner of Ayushman Bhava campaign, on 7th March one day Multi Specialty Camp was organized at CHC Billawar. The team of doctors of various disciplines were deputed by Principal GMC Kathua Dr. Surinder Kumar Atri. About 229 patients took the benefit of this camp. The disciplines were orthopedics, paediatrics, Optho,ENT,dermatology, paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and gynaecology. This camp was held under the direct supervision of BMO Billawar Dr Harbinder Singh and Chief Medical Officer Kathua Dr Vijay Raina. In addition a new Truenat machine was also installed in CHC Billawar which shall help in detecting resistant and new TB cases in the block and District.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra, Medical Mobile Unit, Jammu organised a health -check up and screening cum awareness camp on 7/03/2024 at ,village Ambaran, Block Akhnoor in which 42 patients were examined along with testing for Hb and blood glucose .All the patients were provided free medicines for various ailments. An awareness lecture regarding the importance of deworming the children and encouraging healthy hygiene habits to prevent Anaemia and improve nutritional status was given by the medical officer.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on 7.3.24, a team from DHS including Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma, AAO Sh.Shashi Pal visited Village Kishanpur Dungara, Billawar for inspection seeking Grant in Aid for financial year 2024-25.


Under the guidance of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial,one day workshop was organised in CMO Office Conference hall on 6-3-24 for Officers/officials of Health department Nodal officers/cluster heads of education department and Anganwadi workers. A powered point presentation was presented by Nodal officer Dr Sandeep Rangroo in which rationale of observing Deworming day ,it's importance and strategy was discussed.Main focus was laid on achieving 100%compliance and adoption of correct practice of administering albendazole tablet was also discussed.


On 7.3.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took round of State Tuberculosis Office, Office of Controller of Stores, Office of ZLO, NCD Section, Store, Under construction of a new washroom within the Directorate and surrounding areas of the Directorate. DHS directed the concerned agency for construction to expedite the process of completion of the washroom at the earliest. DHS also impressed upon the I/c Officers/Officials of concerned sections to maintain cleanliness and to line list the Condemnable items for early disposal. DHS was accompanied by CoS Dr.RiteshKhullar, I/c HER Section and PA to Director.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 6/3 /2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort,Jammu .All the inmates were examined and were provided free medicines for various ailments.


3 Major ENT surgeries namely Tympanoplasty, Septoplasty and Tonsillectomy and 5 Minor ENT Surgeries performed by Dr Shakil Ahmed ENT Surgeon at District Hospital Ramban today on 6.3.24.


Under Netar Jyoti Abhiyan, on the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra, supervision of CMO Jammu and BMO SDH Bishnah , in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology Gandhi Nagar Hospital organised an eye surgery camp at SDH Bishnah. The camp commenced with screening of patients for cataract surgery on 29 Feb.2024. A team of Ophthalmologist namely Dr Kamal Gupta Consultant Gandhi Nagar hospital,Dr Pramila Consultant Gandhi Nagar hospital and Dr Vabita Bhagat Medical officer eye SDH Bishnah, performed 22 cataract surgeries at Govt.Gandhi Nagar Hospital on 1st and 2nd March 2024.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra today on 6.3.24 Divisional Nutrition Officer Dr.Jyoti Jolly along with Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma and AAO Sh.Shashi Pal from Directorate visited Guru Nanak Mission Hospital Nanak Nagar for inspection seeking Grant in Aid for financial year 2023 24


Under IPPI programme 2024 the polio vaccine was dispensed to 0-5 yrs children in al BLocks of District Samba today on 5.3.24 through Booths,Transit Points, Mobile Teams and House to House. Children in High risks areas were also covered. All X houses which were generated on 2nd day were again visited by teams and converted to P Houses.Random supervision was also done by designated Supervisors.Overall achievement in 3 days is 102.32 percent.


Deputy Director Dentistry Directorate of Health Services Jammu Dr Sanjay Sharma who is Divisional Nodal Officer NOHP in J&K presented a PPT on Review of Oral Health Programme at AIIMS Delhi on 4.3.24.The presentation was well appreciated and the authorities at AIIMS were happy with progress of NOHP in J&K.


2nd day House to House activity on 4.3.24, under Pulse polio immunization campaign in District Udhampur.


On 4.3.24, 2nd day (Door to door ) activity under Intensified Pulse Polio programme in different areas of District Samba.


On 4.3.24, Epidemiologist/ SSO Dr.Harjeet Rai visited CHC Thanamandi Shahadra Sharief and AAM Jawahar Nagar Rajouri to monitor 2nd day activities of Pulse Polio Immunization campaign. He also took stock of healthcare facilities being provided to the patients at CHC Thanamandi.


Day 2nd activity under Pulse Polio programme, house to house visit on 4/03/2024 in district Doda.


Endoscopic vocal cord mass excision performed for the first time at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu on 4.3.24 with support of Anaesthetist team and OT staff.


On 3.3.24, Zonal Leprosy Officer Dr. Sushma Mattoo visited different centers of District Reasi for monitoring of pulse polio activities.


On 3.3.24, Epidemiologist/ SSO Dr.Harjeet Rai visited District Rajouri, for Pulse Polio immunization campaign, covering Sunderbani and Nowshehra. 85 percent of children were vaccinated.


Pulse Polio immunization drive in District Rajouri on 3.3.24.


Pulse Polio immunization Drive in District Reasi on 3.3.24.


On 3rd March 2024, Divisional Nutrition Officer Dr.Jyoti Jolly visited various centres in District Udhampur for monitoring Pulse Polio activities viz Sarial Chohan , PHC Mansar,Kakrai,Battal Morh booth ,Manwal Thalor, Darsoo , Roun Patha , Sattani ,Phc Tikri and monitored the Booth activities.


On 3.3.24, Controller of Stores Dr. Ritesh Khullar visited different centers of District Ramban and Doda for monitoring pulse polio activities in these districts.


Special Secretary Health and Medical Education Sh.Amarjeet Singh and Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra on 3.3.2024 inaugurated National Immunization Day, Pulse Polio drive 2024 at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu in the presence of Medical Superintendent Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jammu Dr.Arti Nayyar, State Immunization Officer J&K Dr.Shahid Hussain,staff and Students, where DHS administered polio drops to children between 0 to 5 years. DHS deliberated upon the importance of administering polio drops to children up to 5 years to save them from polio throughout their life. DHS laid stress to ensure vaccination of each and every child between 0 to 5 year of age so that no child is left uncovered. He appealed to parents to take their children to the nearby booths, Health Centre or hospital for Pulse Polio drops and save their children from the disease. DHS added that stress has been laid on far flung and border areas in all districts to ensure complete immunization of the children. Monitoring teams of Officers from the Directorate have been established and deputed to monitor functioning of Pulse Polio Immunization in Jammu Division. Control Room of Officers and Officials from the directorate has been constituted for manning the Pulse Polio immunization and compilation of data received from Districts of Jammu Division. DHS said, “Elimination of polio cases in J&K is the success of Health care workers and other government agencies engaged in this noble cause. It is a success story of Public Health policy against vaccine preventable diseases. We need to continue to be vigilant and ensure that every child below 5 Year of age must get polio drops.” The Health Department will administer OPV to all children in the age group of 0-5 in the arranged booths throughout the Union Territory on the 3rd of March followed by house-to-house activity on the 4th and 5th of March while transit sites and special areas will be covered throughout the three days of the immunisation programme. In Jammu and Kashmir, around 19 lakh children will be inoculated during the three days from the 3rd to 5th of March. Pertinently Supervisors, Health workers which include Anganwari Workers, Voluntary workers, ASHA workers have been engaged for this service. Transit teams and mobile teams have been constituted to make the immunization drive successful.


Pulse polio immunization session undergoing at Govt. Hospital Sarwal on 3.3.24.


Pulse Polio immunization campaign at Hard to Reach Areas in Dist Doda Health staff on job, giving pulse polio drops on 3.3.24.


Pulse Polio Campaign in full swing in District Udhampur on 3.3.24.


Pulse polio immunization 2024 at SC Punyalla block Ghat district Doda on 3.3.24.


CMO Kathua Dr.Vijay Raina informed that over 101534 children up to 5 years of age will receive the polio vaccine in the next three days of the anti-polio drive. With house-to-house activity and coverage of transit sites and High-Risk Areas, we can ensure that no child is left behind. Kathua is leading the way with establishment of 580 vaccine booths across 5 medical blocks of the District. 2320 officials ,7 mobile teams,20 transit teams,129 supervisory staff and collaboration with teachers the Pulse Polio Immunization drive is set for comprehensive coverage. Let's join hands and make Kathua a #PolioFreeDistrict. #PulsePolioDrive #ImmunizeNow


Pulse polio immunization 2024 at SDH Jagti on 3.3.24.


Under the direct supervision of worthy Deputy Commissioner Kathua Dr Rakesh Minhas IAS National Immunization Day Pulse Polio 2024 kickstarted in MG Hospital, Kathua by Additional Service Deputy Commissioner Sh Ranjeet Singh JKAS by administering polio drops to the children below 5yrs of age in presence of Chief Medical Officer Kathua Dr Vijay Raina, AD Schemes DhS Jammu Dr Ila Gupta, Dy CMO Dr Neeraj, DIO Dr Vasna and other staff of MG Hospital. Worthy ADC Kathua emphasized the importance of supplementary immunization activities to strengthen the surveillance related to polio virus and encouraged the beneficiaries to come forward and take the drops. "Do boond zindagi ke"


Monitoring by AD RIS Dr.Kavita Sharma along with CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal at Samba booth 5 New bus stand, Sidco Industrial Phase 1, EH Vijaypur on NID 2024.


Inaugural Function of NID 24 at DH Poonch,CHC Mendher,CHC Mandi & CHC Surankote District Poonch on 3.3.24.


On 03-03-2024 Pulse polio immunization programme Inaugurated at RWC District Hospital Poonch by Chief Medical Officer Poonch Dr Zulfqar Ahmed along with Dy Chief Medical Officer Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan Medical superintendent District Hospital Poonch Dr Nusrat Bhatti.


Monitoring at Banganga Block Katra district Reasi by ZLO Jammu Dr.Sushma Mattoo on 3.3.24.


Ongoing Pulse Polio campaign at transit point Gurudwara chowk, HWC Chadwal block Hiranagar District Kathua on 3.3.24. Monitoring by AD Schemes Dr.Ila Gupta.


Polio Booth activities in hilly areas of Bani and Basohli District Kathua on 3.3.24.


CMO Udhampur Dr Anil Manhas and Dy CMO Mohd Yaseen administered polio drops at CMO Office Pulse Polio booth on 3.3.24.


Dy CMO Mohd Yaseen administered Polio drops at PHC Tikri District Udhampur polio booth on 3.3.24


Pulse Polio Immunization kick started from District Hospital Ramban on 3.3.24


Pulse polio campaign kick started in District Samba today on 3.3.24.


Pulse Polio Day.....3rd March 2024.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra speaking to media at Rajouri on Pulse Polio 2024.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra speaking to media on 7 days mega surgical camp at GMC Rajouri.


CMO Poonch Dr. Zulfaqar Ahmed interacting with media persons on NID Pulse Polio 2024, urging the public to ensure that their children receive Polio drops on 3.3.24.


Asian Pacific Hospice Palliative care Network Singapore in collaboration with LIEN UK has launched its first documentary on Palliative care services in J&K . Palliative care services at Government Hospital Gandhi Jammu have been documented.


Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Magotra visited SDH Nowshera District Rajouri on 2.3.24 to evaluate the healthcare services and facilities being provided to the community. DHS was accompanied by CMO Rajouri Dr.Rajinder Langer and Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma. DHS Jammu toured various departments of the Hospital, including the emergency ward, inpatient units, OPD, Emergency Room,Labour Room, OT and diagnostic facilities. The purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge about patient care procedures and the overall healthcare delivery system. During the visit, DHS Jammu engaged in discussions with the hospital administration, medical staff and frontline healthcare workers. Director Health Services acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the healthcare professionals. DHS emphasized the importance of continuous improvement in healthcare delivery, emphasizing the need for patient-centered care and efficient healthcare management. DHS highlighted the significance of maintaining high standards of cleanliness, infection control, and adherence to medical protocols for the safety and well-being of patients.DHS asked for a few changes to be made as of bifurcation of ward into male and female ward and to change outlook of the emergency area as well and directed BMO Nowshera to do the needful at the earliest. A group of delegates met DHS and put forward their demands to which DHS assured the Health Department's commitment to providing necessary support and resources to further strengthen the hospital's capabilities.


Annual Review Meeting cum Workshop under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP IHIP) Under the dynamic leadership and supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu, Annual Review Meeting cum Workshop of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.(IDSP-IHIP) under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), held on 02.03.2024 at Govt Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, organized by the Office of the State Surveillance Unit ,IDSP, Jammu Division. District Epidemiologists, District Microbiologists, District Data Managers & District Data Entry Operators from the Districts of Jammu Division were the participants. Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Dy. Director (Dentistry), Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, MS Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Dr. A D S Manhas, State Anti -Fraud Officer, SHA, Jammu and Dr. Harjeet Rai, State Surveillance Officer, IDSP Jammu Division, were among the dignitaries for the occasion. Dr. Harjeet Rai, Epidemiologist/ State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Jammu Division welcomed all the participants, he explained the importance of IDSP programme and the surveillance of the diseases to detect early warning signals of any impending outbreak and help initiate and effective response in a timely manner by using IHIP. With the help of IHIP in recent years surveillance at each health facility can be possible by just one click. Various vector borne diseases, Zoonotic diseases and other communicable diseases (33+ health conditions) are managed on IHIP in coordination with various departments like Director Animal Husbandry, Municipal Corporation, and other Local bodies. Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Dy. Director (Dentistry), highly appreciated the IDSP team for their dedicated services. He also emphasized on the importance of IHIP IDSP for the better working of the Health Sector. Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar, MS Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu, stressed that such meetings should be routinely organized as the staff gets reoriented with the latest developments and guidelines. Dr. A D S Manhas, State Anti -Fraud Officer, SHA, Jammu stressed upon the importance of IHIP Portal as a medium for proper monitoring of various diseases. IHIP portal was launched during his tenure as an Epidemiologist. He also shared his experience of working in Covid-19 pandemic. All the districts of Jammu Division presented their Power point presentation regarding their performance in the past one year and their various issues/queries were also discussed/addressed during the session. All the IDSP Staff were felicitated for their outstanding performance and dedicated services.


Three-Day Rashtriya Netra Jyoti Abhiyan Mission concludes in Ramban District Hospital The three-day Rashtriya Netra Jyoti Abhiyan Mission concluded today on 2.3 24 at District Hospital Ramban. A total of 44 Cataract Surgeries were performed.


One day Mega Cataract Surgery Camp on 1st March 2024 organised at CHC Surankote in collaboration with Rotary International, under directions of Worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS, DC Poonch, Yaseen Mohd Chowdhury IAS, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra, Chief Medical Officer Poonch Dr.Aneece Altaf Nabbi. 87 Cataract cases were registered out of which 78 Cataract Surgeries were performed.


Honorable LG UT J&K Sh.Manoj Sinha ji addressing team of doctors and staff of Rotary International and Health Department on closing ceremony of week long health camp in far flung districts of Rajouri and Poonch today on 2.3.24.


Appeal to the public of Block Ramnagar District Udhampur regarding administering of Polio drops to children between 0 to 5 yrs on 3.3.24.


Appeal to parents by CMO Ramban to get their children 0 to 5 yrs immunized with Pulse Polio drops on 3.3.24.


Message through miking by garbage collection vans of Municipal council Ramban being relayed to general masses in District Ramban regarding Pulse Polio Immunization to children in age group of 0 to 5 yrs on 3.3.24.


In view of NID Pulse Polio on 3.3.24, Miking by garbage collection vans of Municipal council Udhampur to reach out to the general public to get their children 0 to 5 yrs vaccinated by pulse polio drops.


On 29.2.24, Epidemiologist/SSO Directorate of Health Services Jammu Dr.Harjeet Rai delivered a lecture on Comprehensive Primary Health Care through AB- HWC (AAM) at Narayana Hospital in 25th Management Development Program organised by Academy of Hospital Administration and SMVD Narayana Hospital.


Media byte by CMO Doda Dr.Om Kumar on NID Pulse Polio 2024, urging public to ensure that their children receive Polio drops on 3.3.24.


IPPI 2024 Awareness in different areas of Block Billawar District Kathua.


IPPI 2024 Awareness in different areas of Block Bani District Kathua.


Two days Mega Cataract Surgery Camp on 28th and 29th Feb 24 organised at CHC Mandi in collaboration with Rotary International, under directions of Worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS, DC Poonch, Yaseen Mohd Chowdhury IAS, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra, Chief Medical Officer Poonch Dr.Aneece Altaf Nabbi. 103 Cataract cases were registered out of which 89 Cataract Surgeries were performed.


Three-Day Rashtriya Netra Jyoti Abhiyan Mission Kickstarts in Ramban District Hospital Ramban, February 29: A three-day Rashtriya Netra Jyoti Abhiyan Mission commenced on 29.2 24 at District Hospital Ramban, spearheaded by the Deputy Commissioner of Ramban, under Direction of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kamal Jee Zadoo. Under the able guidance of Medical Superintendent Dr. Virender Trisal, a Special Health Camp has been set up to cater to the needs of the community. The primary focus of this mission is to provide essential eye care services, with a particular emphasis on conducting surgeries for individuals with conditions such as cataracts and other minor defects. Furthermore, free eye lenses will be fitted for patients holding the Ayushman Bharat Arogya Card (Golden Card) under the Ayushman Bharat-PM Jan Arogya Yojna (Scheme). Today marked the commencement of surgeries, with a total of *30* procedures successfully completed by our dedicated team of doctors. This initiative underscores our unwavering commitment to ensuring accessible and quality healthcare services for all members of our community. We extend our gratitude to all medical staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts in making this mission a success.


CMO Kathua Dr.Vijay Raina interacting with media person on NID Pulse Polio 2024, urging public in District Kathua to ensure that their children receive Polio drops on 3.3.24.


"Two drops of life: CMO Ramban, Dr. Kamal Jee Zadoo urges the public of district Ramban to ensure their children (aged 0-5 years) receive vaccination (Polio drops) at the closest Pulse Polio booths on March 3, 2024 (Sunday)."


Preparations for NID (Pulse Polio 2024)on 3rd March are in full swing in District Ramban with IEC being displayed prominently throughout the district.


CMO Udhampur Dr Anil Manhas speaking to the media giving vital information regarding NID, Pulse Polio 2024.


Under the chairmanship of Worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah and guidance of Director Health Services Dr Rakesh Magotra and Director Family welfare Dr.Tabassum Jabin, District Samba gears up preparations for National Immunisation day (Pulse Polio 2024) falling on 3rd of March.IEC is being displayed at prominent places of the district.Announcements are being made by religious leaders at Mandirs, Masjids, Gurdwara as to involve everyone in this campaign of immunising all 0 to 5 years of children against Polio. Miking via garbage vans/other vehicles is being done to create a buzz among people for the upcoming event.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu,Dr Rakesh Magotra , Medical Mobile Unit Jammu ,organised a health -checkup and screening camp on 28/02/2024 at ,village Kaloen , Block R S pura in which 43 patients were examined along with testing for Hb and blood glucose. All the patients were provided free medicines for various ailments.


On 28.2.24, a virtual meeting was held jointly by Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization Dr. Tabassum Jabin and Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra regarding status of IEC in Jammu Division on Pulse Polio Immunization Day(NID)-2024. The meeting was attended physically by DNO, CoS and Nodal Officers of the Directorate. MS Gandhinagar Hospital, All CMOs, Dy.CMOs, MS Sarwal, DIOs of Jammu Division attended the meeting virtually. Director FW gathered the status of vaccines received by all Districts from respective CMOs. She laid stress on IEC activities to promote awareness regarding vaccines. Director FW was apprised by all CMOs regarding activities like Miking, Rallies, involvement of religious leaders, media bytes, jingles being conducted in their respective districts. It was also stressed upon to look into vulnerable areas like slums and out of reach areas and to station booths in these areas. Railway station, Airport, Bus stands were also laid stress on. DHSJ also directed all CMOs/MS/Dy.CMOs/DIOs to gear up IEC activities especially Miking in all areas of Jammu Division so that the event is a success. DHS Dr Rakesh Magotra shall inaugurate the launching in Jammu District at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. DHS informed Director FW regarding the Control room being set up at the Directorate for monitoring purposes. Director FW appreciated the efforts being put in by all concerned to make the event a grand success.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra paid a visit to SDH Sunderbani on 26.2.24 at 8:30 pm to monitor health care facilities being provided to the patients during the night shift. DHS took round of the ward and interacted with the patients. DHS also visited the casualty section and Labour Room. DHS was satisfied with the functioning of the hospital.


Two days Mega Cataract Surgery Camp on 26th and 27th Feb 24 organised at CHC Mendhar in collaboration with Rotary Club Jammu on directions of Worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS, DC Poonch, Yaseen Mohd Chowdhury IAS, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra, Chief Medical Officer Poonch Dr.Aneece Altaf Nabbi. 84 Cataract Surgeries performed Successfully today on 27/02/2024. Thanks to all team members Rotary Club Jammu as well as District Administration Poonch, Health Team District Poonch for Exemplary cooperation, coordination and handholding.


Welcome address of Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS on inaugural function of Mega surgical camp by Rotary International in collaboration with Department of Health and Medical Education UT of J&K in District Rajouri and Poonch on 26.2.24.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra speaking to media persons on mega speciality camp in collaboration with Rotary International at GMC Rajouri.


Mega Surgical Camp was inaugurated on 26-2-2024 at GMC Rajouri Under the patronage of Hon'ble LG Sh Manoj Sinha ji, guidance of Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, IAS and under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Sh. Om Prakash Bhagat, JKAS organized a Mega Surgical Camp by ROTARY International in collaboration with Department of Health and Medical Education UT of J&K in two districts of pirpanjal of Rajouri and Poonch. Team of Surgical specialists from different parts of Country operated 26 Major surgeries at Associated Hospital GMC Rajouri. In his welcome address Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, IAS Administrative Secretary H&ME expressed his gratitude to the team and said this will help in getting the surgical treatment which was pending due to some reasons. He also thanked ROTARY international for taking the initiative for coming to Rajouri and Poonch and giving their volunteer services. Sh Amarjeet Singh JKAS Special Secretary H&ME gave full assurance for his support for the success of the camp which will be there for next seven days. Other dignitaries present on the occasion Dr. Amarjeet Singh Bhatia Principal GMC Rajouri, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Sanjay Sharma Dy Director (Dentistry) Jammu, Dr. Rajinder Kumar Langer Chief Medical Officer Rajouri, Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar Medical Superintendent AH GMC RAJOURI, Dr. Dushyant Choudhary District Governor ROTARY international, Adeep Mehta Project Co-ordinator, Dr. Manohar Rana Dy Chief Medical Officer Rajouri, Rotarian From various rotary club of Rajouri and Jammu were also present.


On 26.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra visited District Rajouri. DHS received a warm welcome by CMO Rajouri Dr.Rajinder Langer and BMO Sunderbani Dr.Nissar Hussain at Sunderbani on his arrival.Later DHS visited CMO Office Rajouri, Dy.CMO Office Rajouri and Office of Medical Superintendent AH GMC Rajouri.DHS was accompanied by Nodal Officer ABDM from Directorate Dr.Navin Bhutyal.


Under the administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary Health and Medical education Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS and supervision of Director Health Services Dr.Rakesh Magotra and Principal GMC Rajouri a mega health surgical camp in collaboration with Rotary International club inaugurated today on 26.2.24 which will continue till 2nd March 2024 in GMC Rajouri.


Under the administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah(IAS), with kind supervision of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, 35 days of departmental training of BHW for Multipurpose Health Worker training started on 26/02/2024 at Department of Rehbar-I-Sehat Jammu under the supervision of Assistant Director R-I-S Dr. Kavita Sharma.


Under Netar Jyoti Abhiyan, On the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and under supervision of CMO Jammu and BMO R S Pura, in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology Gandhi Nagar Hospital organised an eye surgery camp. Camp commenced with screening of patients for Cataract surgery at SDH RS Pura on 22nd Feb. A team of Ophthalmologists namely Dr Ganshyam Singh( Consultant SDH Akhnoor), Dr Chander Rashmi Gupta ( Consultant DH Samba) and Dr. Satinder operated 22 patients on 23rd Feb and 24th feb.


Under the able administration of worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS ,guidance of DHS Jammu Dr Rakesh Mangotra and supervision of Medical Suptd GNH Dr.Abdul Hamid Zargar, first Intrathecal infusion pump in Jammu and Kashmir was implanted by Dr Rohit Lahori incharge Pain and Palliative care posted at Govt hospital Gandhinagar,in a female patient suffering from Carcinoma Cervix with metastasis to spine . Patient suffering from cancer with dissemination was suffering from Intense pain and was on high dose Opioids for pain management and was showing high intolerance. Patient was totally bedridden due to pain Procedure was done free of cost under Ayushman Bharat, giving a new ray of hope to such patients suffering from pain due to cancer. The team comprising Dr Rohit Lahori incharge Pain and Palliative care, Dr Sabri DNB student ,Mr Jaswinder Singh and Mr Rakesh Bakshi chief OT technician's . Patient is pain-free . Family of the patient appreciate the efforts of hospital Administration and Government to provide these services in Jammu


Blood Centre District Hospital Poonch organised voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with 54 Batallion BSF Mandi and collected 22 units for the Mega Surgical camp which will start from 26th Feb. 2024 in District Hospital Poonch.


First National Public Health India Conference (NPHICON) organized by National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC), New Delhi from 23rd February to 25th February, 2024 was attended by Dr. Harjeet Rai, Epidemiologist/State Surveillance Officer, Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The theme of the conference is “Health Initiatives towards Goal of India as Developed Nation” with various sub-themes. Dr. Harjeet Rai also gave an e-poster and presentation on ‘Dog Mediated human Rabies Control Initiative in Jammu Division-A One Health approach’ which was co-authored by Dr. Prem Lata & Dr. Simran Nag, State Surveillance Unit (SSU), IDSP, Jammu under the sub-theme Zoonosis in the conference in which he highlighted about the interventions done in the Jammu Division to implement the State Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination (SAPRE) by following One Health approach and the key achievements that has been made in the division through these interventions so as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for Dog Mediated Rabies-Zero by 2030. The study revealed increased reporting of dog bite cases, increased availability and consumption of Anti rabies vaccine in health institutions and 38546 dogs in Jammu city have been sterilized under Animal Birth Control and also vaccinated for rabies. The E-poster was reviewed and appreciated by Dr. S. Venkatesh, Former Director General of Health Services, MoHFW and Dr Lata Kapoor, Head of AMR wing, NCDC. In this One Health approach, the main stake holders are Health Department, Animal Husbandry Department and Jammu Municipal Corporation. The State Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination programme is being implemented under the direct supervision of Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Secretary Health and Medical Education, Mr Nazim Zia Khan, MD, NHM.J&K, Rahul Yadav Municipal Commissioner Jammu, Dr Rakesh Magotra Director Health Services Jammu and Dr Shubra Sharma Director Animal Husbandry Jammu. He further highlighted that this conference is inter-alia, an opportunity to share the work done by various stakeholders involved in the field of Public Health with a larger and diverse audience.


General Health Checkup Camp Empowers Border Population's Well-being Chamliyal, 23.02.24 – In a dedicated effort to prioritize the health and well-being of the border population, a General Health Checkup Camp was successfully organized at Chamliyal BOP of 148bn under the auspices of BWWA Frontier Jammu in collaboration with CHC Ramgarh. The camp, held on February 23, 2024, witnessed a comprehensive array of health services aimed at ensuring the overall health of the community. The diligent team of medical professionals from CHC Ramgarh, led by Dr. Sadhna Kotwal, Gynecologist, and Dr. Samriti, MO (RBSK), provided general physical examinations, including essential tests such as hemoglobin, blood sugar, urine routine, ECG, and blood pressure assessments. The camp also facilitated specialist consultations, offering personalized care and guidance to the attendees. Dr. Sadhna Kotwal and Dr. Samriti, along with the support of Pharmacist Rimpi Rakwal and Murtaza Mustaq MTS, ensured that the participants received expert advice tailored to their individual health needs. A total of 65 females availed themselves of the camp, seizing the opportunity to proactively engage in their health and well-being. The success of the General Health Checkup Camp underscores the commitment of BWWA Frontier Jammu and CHC Ramgarh to enhance healthcare accessibility and promote a culture of preventive health measures within the border population. This collaborative initiative reflects a shared dedication to fostering a healthier, more resilient community, transcending borders and ensuring a brighter and healthier future for all.


Blood Centre District Hospital Poonch organised a voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with BSF 141Khanetar and collected 27 units under overall supervision of Dr Eshrat Hussain (Sr Consultant Pathologist).


Under the guidance of Director Family Welfare Dr Tabassum and Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, a laproligation camp was organized at CHC Basohli on 23.2.24 and 15 cases were successfully ligated by dedicated team led by Gynecologist Dr Naresh Khajuria deputed from Govt hospital Gandhinagar, Anaesthetist Dr Vinod Sharma. Patients were kept for observation and later discharged in the evening.


On 23.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took a round of all sections of the Directorate, Office of State Venereologist and HER Section at 10.15 am to check punctuality of staff. DHS interacted with the Officers and Officials present and directed all to maintain punctuality in the office.DHS was accompanied by Nodal Officer ABDM Dr.Navin Bhutyal and PA to Director. DHS was satisfied with the working of the Directorate.


Health department organizes testing of Hepatitis B & C for Jail inmates at Bhaderwah on 21.2.24. In view of prevalence of Hepatitis B & C among prison inmates and with an objective to provide access to good quality healthcare to prisoners, the health department Doda in collaboration with District Jail organized a day-long testing cum awareness camp at District Jail Bhaderwah on Wednesday. The camp which was held on the directions of Worthy Administrative Secretary Health Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah (IAS), Director Family Welfare J&K Dr Tabassum Jabeen,Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh Harvinder Singh (IAS) and under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar was organized with the aim to regular monitoring and testing of jail inmates for Hepatitis B & C, HIV, Tuberculosis, Dental Checkup besides general Health Check Up, in order to prevent and control the transmission of various contagious diseases among the jail inmates. The camp was inaugurated by Block Medical Officer Bhaderwah Dr Mohd Ashraf in the presence of Superintendent District Jail Bhaderwah Mr Mushtaq Ahmed Malla, DIO/DTO Doda Dr Versha Sharma, Epidemiologist Doda Mr Umar Anayat Khan and staff of District Jail Bhaderwah. During the camp, around 187 prison inmates were tested and screened for Hepatitis B & C, Tuberculosis, HIV, Dental Check Up and general medical checks were examined by the team of Doctors and Paramedical staff of SDH Bhaderwah. On this occasion, the jail inmates were also educated about the importance of health, hygiene and significance for a healthy life. Apart from offering basic health screenings/testing and check-ups, the health experts including Dr Versha Sharma also dispensed important advice to inmates on how they can improve their health standards by adopting better practices of personal hygiene, and improving their physical well-being. They may be prisoners, but their health is as important as any other fellow citizen. It is our strong belief that healthcare providers must also play a role in helping ensure better access to healthcare delivery to prisoners. This is why such camps are all the more important for them,” adds the health officials. Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Om Kumar while giving detail about the camp, informed that the concerned with the health issues of prisoners in various jails due to spread of contagious disease and to facilitate provision of timely and effective medical treatment to the prisoners with medical problems, the camp was organized to detect any sign of disease, which can be prevented before it's onset and to educate them about the need of improving standards of good health. The programme was made possible by the generous support of BMO Bhaderwah who deployed the medical team besides District Jail Authorities Bhaderwah who provided all possible support in making the camp a great success. Superintendent District Jail Bhaderwah Sh Mushtaq Ahmed Malla thanked and lauded the efforts of the health department for organizing such an important camp, which would surely benefit the health standard of the prison inmates.


On 22/2/24 under a flagship program of Ayushman Bhav, a medical camp was organised in CHC Hiranagar in collaboration with Government Medical College Kathua , wherein Consultants of different disciplines like Ortho, Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery , ENT, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Ophthalmology attended the camp. People from the block and other blocks took the benefit of the medical camp. 182 patients were checked and treated. The Camp concluded with vote of thanks by Block Medical Officer Hiranagar Dr. Soami Saran Anjal. The Health Team Kathua is thankful to Dr Atri, Principal GMC Kathua for allowing such a wonderful team to visit the CHC Hiranagar.


Under the able guidance of worthy Secretary Health and Medical Education.Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Supervision of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra and support of Medical Superintendent Govt hospital Gandhinagar Jammu Dr Zargar Govt hospital Gandhinagar Jammu is the first hospital of J&K to be selected as the designated hospital by Indian Association of Palliative care to conduct all its courses in Pain and Palliative care ,in the letter by IAPC mentioned the recent selection of institutions to conduct Palliative care courses for Pharmacist. GNH has already been designated as the training centre in Palliative care for Doctors and Nurses through IAPC.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at 161 BN Border post, Chak Dulma BSF Camp,District Samba today on 22.2.24. The camp was organised by CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatial and Nodal Officer blood donation camp Dr.SandeepRangroo.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Samba. 30 pints of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist DH Samba Dr. Deepika along with Blood Bank team and transported to Blood bank DH Samba in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra a committee from DHS headed by Deputy Director Schemes Dr Poonam Mahajan today on 22.2.24, visited Shree Atam Vallabh Jain Clinic Patel Chowk, Indian Red Cross Society Kachhi Chawni and Rajan Puri Charitable Dispensary Vinayak Bazar for inspection seeking Grant in Aid for financial year 2023-24 from this Directorate.


On 21st February 2024, Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu made a visit to Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare (RIHFW)/JSSC Nagrota Jammu and went around the different lab rooms established at RIHFW & JSSC for organizing various trainings under ALS/BLS. The worthy Director during his visit was accompanied by Dr Manoj Bhagat Principal RIHFW Nagrota Jammu who briefed him about the working of the Institute. The other officers who accompanied the visiting chief Guest were Dr Kavita Sharma Asstt. Director RIS, Dr. Arti Nayyer DY.CMO Jammu and Dr Shelly Mahajan, Master Trainer and Dr Naveen Bhutyal, Nodal Officer ABDM. Later on, the worthy Director also distributed the certificate among the successful trainees who attended the 35 days training programme organized by the RIS for Basic Health workers. Dr. Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu in his address appreciated the Assistant Director RIS and stressed upon the participants to utilize the contents of the training during their working in the field job work with more dedication and zeal towards the work assigned to them. In the last, the visiting chief guest lauded the working of the RIHFW/JSSC Nagrota in particular and conveyed his good wishes to the Principal and his team for their performance.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and supervision of CMO Ramban and BMO Banihal, 11 major surgeries including Piles , Inguinal hernia, UDT, 2 Emergency LSCS and 4 minor surgical procedures performed at SDH Banihal on 20.2.24. The surgeries were performed by Dr GL Manhas Consultant Gynaecologist ,Dr Syed Rayees Surgeon specialist ,Dr Burhan Anaesthetist , Mr Mukhtar I/c theatre Asst.and OT team.


Under the guidance of CMO Ramban and supervision of BMO Banihal an emergency LSCS performed under spinal Anaesthesia by Consultant Gynaecologist and OT team on primi having PIH with CPD and decreased Fetal movement.Both mother and child are doing well.


*Director Health Services Jammu visited Govt. hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu* On 18.02.2024 Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra visited Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu to welcome newly joined Medical Superintendent Dr Hamid Zargar.DHS ensured him for full support and cooperation in making the hospital more equipped and best performing hospitals in Jammu Division so the general public can be benefited from it. Dr Hamid Zargar thanked Director Health for welcome gesture and ensured for using his all experience and ability for full filling the promise.


Under the able administration of worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr.Sayed Abid Rashid Shah IAS ,a meeting was conducted today on 18.2.24 at GNH Gandhi Nagar Jammu by DHS Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra regarding Procurement and supply of drugs/surgicals in presence of MD JKMSCL Sh.Kapil Sharma KAS, Medical Suptd GNH Dr.Abdul Hamid Zargar, Medical Officer stores GNH Dr.Jagdev Singh, Head assistant Procurement and storekeepers.Various issues were discussed to streamline the drug & supply chain management at hospitals.Stress was laid to project requirements after meticulous analysis on DVDMS Portal only and well in time


Under the able guidance and direction of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, supervision of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial and BMO Ramgarh Dr Lakhwinder singh an eye screening camp was organised at CHC Ramgarh w.e.f 15 to 17 February 2024.The main objective of conducting eye camp was to identify people with cataract and provide them the necessary treatment i.e surgery,around about 118 patients were screened out of which 23 were operated for cataract.The team consisted of Dr Kamal Gupta ,Dr Rajni Gupta, Dr Manju, Dr Pawan kumar,Sh Deepak Sh Neeraj ,Sh Rajinder koul ,Smt Ruhi (theatre assistant).


On 16.2.24, awareness camp organised at Vimal Krishi Rasyan Factory Phase l industrial area Samba regarding Leprosy Eradication Program. During awareness camp a brief lecture was delivered by Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu and Dr Anju Bala District Health Officer Samba, about Incubation period, sign symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention and treatment of Leprosy.


Medical camp under MMU held at Village Kela Morh block Batote Dist.Ramban. 41 patients examined/screened for different ailments, Lab Test done & free medicines distributed.


Dr. Abdul Hamid Zargar Assumes charge of Medical Superintendent Govt. Gandhi Nagar Hospital Jammu Outgoing CMO Doda Dr Hamid Zargar, on 15.02.2024 assumed the charge of MS Gandhi Nagar Hospital Jammu. Dr Hamid served in various administrative posts by his ability and vast knowledge in medical education. He is MBBS, MS surgery and Sonologist. His maximum service was rendered by him in his home district in various post, besides as MS DH Ramban and CMO Rajouri. The whole Health staff and gen. public of District Doda wishes Dr Hamid with best of luck for his future endeavours.


Training of law Enforcers cum District level coordination committee(DLCC) meeting of key stakeholders held under National Tobacco Control Program in District Ramban convened by District Health Society Ramban under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Ramban, Baseer-ul-Haq Chaudhary on 15th February 2024. A brief presentation was given by Ms. Shiveta Raina, Divisional Coordinator NTCP with main focus on COTPA 2003 along with implementation of Tobacco free Educational Institution guidelines and Tobacco free villages. DC laid stress on strict Enforcement of COTPA and deterrent action against the Violators, Mass IEC Awareness Campaigns along with implementation of ToFEI guidelines across district Ramban.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up cum screening camp on 14/2/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined and were provided free medicines for various ailments.


On 13.02.2024, one day BLS training of 3rd batch of staff working in the office of DHSJ was organized by RIHFW & JSSC in the conference Hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The serial training program is being conducted under the able guidance of Dr Sayeed Abid Rashid Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt, Health and Medical Education and kind supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu. Dr Manoj Bhagat Principal, RIHFW Nagrota briefed the attending staff about the necessasity of this training. The staff working in DHSJ prominently Dr Sushma Mattoo ZLO, Asstt Dir Plg attended the training. The session was conducted by Dr Shelly Mahajan Master Trainer and assisted by Rajeev Gupta in-charge coordinator JSSC.


Under the able guidance of CMO Samba an awareness camp organized at Govt Hr. Sec School Gho Manasa regarding leprosy eradication campaign during leprosy fortnight in which a detailed lecture was delivered by Dr. Anju Bala about the signs, symptoms,diagnosis, incubation period,treatment and prevention of leprosy and discussed with the students and staff members regarding early detection and treatment to avoid deformities.Also discussed the importance to avoid stigma and discrimination with leprosy cases.In this regard pledge was also taken.About 130 students and teachers attended the Awareness programme. A plantation drive and Sanitation drive was also carried out


On 12.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took an extensive round of the Provincial store and Family Welfare store in the Directorate. DHS checked the stores and instructed the I/c stores to dispose the dumped unrepairable items in the store through proper e waste disposal management process. DHS also directed the concerned I/c to get the lighting system of the stores reoaired and to improve the bad condition of the stores at the earliest. DHS was accompanied by CoS Dr.RiteshKhullar, Nodal Officer ABDM Dr.Naveen Bhutyal, MO Stores, I/c HER Section, and PA to Director


To pay homage to the noble soul of Father of Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, a condolence meeting was held in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu. Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra along with all Officers and Officials of the Directorate and adjoining offices observed two minute silence in respect of the departed soul. May God rest his soul in peace


Eye screening camp at PHC Arnia Block Bishnah District Jammu, Around 102 patients screened, 22 referred for cataract surgery to SDH Bishnah.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra, supervision of CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh and BMO Bishnah, a Eye screening camp was organised at PHC Arnia Block Bishnah District Jammu on 10.2.24. Around 102 patients were screened out of which 22 were referred to SDH Bishnah for Cataract surgery.


On 10.2.24 Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra physically inspected one of the proposed land site for construction of DHS COMPLEX Jammu along with DD Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma and Nodal officer Sh R K Chadda from Directorate. Various issues were discussed on the spot including legal implications and indenting of said piece of land at the earliest.


On 10.2.24, a medical awareness camp was organised at Govt Hr Sec School Chowki Jandrore in block Ramnagar dist.Udhampur by Leprosy Control Unit Sub Distt hospital Ramnagar in collaboration with Ramnagar Tourism Development Society and Ayush Department. The program was attended by Zonal Leprosy Officer (DHS) Jammu Dr. Sushma Matto. Incharge of various units like Malaria, Leprosy, TB etc. apprised the students, staff and public about the do's and dont's to be observed for prevention of respective diseases in the rural areas. Students of the school also made the public aware about the common diseases, their cause and remedy through the medium of debate and Nukkad Natak. "Youth is the torch bearer of the future of this country and the purpose of organising such medical camps is to make them aware about the causes and preventive steps of various common diseases in the rural areas. Dr. Sushma Mattoo ZLO, in her message, advised the students to keep themselves healthy through balanced diet, exercise and positive mental attitude. She praised the students, especially girls, for imparting the messages of health via debate and nukkad natak, that too in local dialect and suggested to organise such nukkad nataks during every social gathering in the area for the benefit of general masses. Others present on the occasion were Yogeshwari Sharma and Krishan Kumar ZLO's office Jammu, Dr Azara Qureshi (Ayush), besides various ex. PRI members, Asha workers, teachers of the school and members of general public


On 10.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took a round of the stores under the Directorate including Vaccine Store to take stock of the availability of drugs and vaccine. DHS also took round of the Drivers & Cleaner section. DHS was accompanied by Dy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, Nodal Officer ABDM Dr.Navin Bhutyal and PA to Director.


On 10.2.24, One day BLS training of 2nd batch of staff working in the office of DHSJ was organized by RIHFW & JSSC in the conference Hall of Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The training program is being conducted under the able guidance of Dr Sayeed Abid Rashid Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt, Health and Medical Education and kind supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu in presence of Dr Sanjay Sharma, Dy Director, Dr Manoj Bhagat Principal, RIHFW Nagrota. The staff working in DHSJ prominently Dr Jyoty Jolly, DNO, Dr Sunita Verma HEB, Dr Mridula Singh,School Health and Dr Vijay Sharma NCD,attended this training programme. The session was conducted by Dr Shelly Mahajan Master Trainer and assisted by Rajeev Gupta in-charge coordinator JSSC.


People of Block Ramgarh and adjoining border areas got a big relief with the start of Laproscopic Gall bladder Surgeries at CHC Ramgarh. Earlier people of border area and surrounding of Ramgarh had to go to DH Samba or Jammu for this advanced surgical procedure,Laproscopic Cholecystectomy . It is First time that in CHC Ramgarh Laproscopic Cholecystectomy surgery of Gall bladder performed successfully, by Dr Raj Kumar Consultant Laproscopic Surgeon and Consultant Anesthesia Dr Pawan Kumar.and his team.
It is all possible due to the continuous efforts by higher authorities of the health department CMO Dr Vidhi Bhatial as well as BMO Ramgarh Dr Lakhwinder singh who is working hard and coordinating with his higher ups in the department for required logistics. Surgery was performed free of cost under ayushman Bharat scheme.The whole procedure are done under the supervision of Director Health Services Dr Rakesh Mangotra. Surgery was assisted by the highly qualified team of paramedics
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One day training of 1st batch Under BLS was organized by RIHFW & JSSC at Directorate of Health Services Jammu. The training program was inagurated by Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu in presence of Dr Sanjay Sharma, Dy Director, Dr Manoj Bhagat Principal of RIHFW Nagrota. The staff working in DHSJ prominently Mrs. Deepshika, FA&CAO, Deepa Sharma, Dy Dir plg attended this training programme. The session was conducted by Dr Shelly Mahajan Master Trainer and assisted by Rajeev Gupta in-charge coordinator JSSC.


A Divisional Level Sensitization Workshop for key Stakeholders in Tobacco Control was organized by State Tobacco Control Cell, Directorate of Health Services, Jammu on 9th February 2024 in Government Hospital Gandhinagar under the supervision of worthy Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Rakesh Mangotra. The event was held under the aegis of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) with technical support from Vital Strategies India New Delhi. Several Officers from diverse departments such as School Education, Police, Higher Education, Food and Drug Administration, Drug Controller, Health attended the workshop. Participants were enlightened regarding Epidemiology of Tobacco use and overview of NTCP, including implementation of Tobacco Free Educational Institutions Guidelines and various provisions of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003(COTPA-2003) and the Prohibition of E-Cigarettes Act (PECA2019). Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Deputy Director Dentistry, extended a warm welcome to all attendees and encouraged them to take full advantage of this opportunity to educate themselves about their roles and responsibilities in Tobacco Control. The Nodal Officer from the Directorate of Health Services presented the progress of the National Tobacco Control Programme in Jammu Division and a detailed presentation on ToFEI Guidelines. It was informed that the Programme has been extended to all the districts. Tobacco Cessation Centres have been set up in all District Hospitals throughout the Division, where trained Psychologists/Counsellors will assist individuals in quitting tobacco. Further, a detailed presentation on the provisions of COTPA-2003 and PECA-2019 was presented by State Project Coordination, NTCP. The department has been organizing several sensitization programs in schools and colleges, quarterly DLCC meetings, training sessions for law enforcers, and sensitization targeting key departments to eliminate the menace of tobacco from society. Regular awareness campaigns are conducted through both print and electronic media platforms. The workshop concluded with an interactive session where queries were addressed, and way forward were discussed. The Divisional Coordinator NTCP Jammu delivered the vote of thanks


On 08.02.2024 a Multispeciality Health Mela organized at CHC Gool District Ramban under Ayushman Bhava Campaign.


In a major initiative by Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment, 41 ATF( addiction treatment facilities) were inaugurated virtually by Hon'ble Union Minister of social justice and empowerment in which ATF Samba, DH Samba being one of them on 8-2-24. ATF DH Samba was inaugurated in the presence of DC Samba Mr Abhishek Sharma IAS, DSWO Mr Nawaz , CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial, MS DH Samba Dr Mohinder , Nodal officers and other officers/ officials of health and other departments . ATF DH Samba will provide counseling ,treatment and rehabilitative services to the drug abusers...


On 8.2.24, Addiction Treatment Facility at District Hospital Ramban, inaugurated by the Honourable Minister for Social Justice from New Delhi by virtual mode and from District Hospital Ramban by District Adminstration.


On the directions of Chief Medical Officer Doda, Anti skid chains have been installed to the tyres of ambulances of SDH Bhaderwah, so that door step medical care can be provided to general public in snow bound areas and patients can be easily shifted to hospital in case of emergency.


On 07/02/2024 ,A Medical Camp under the banner "Mother and Child Health" was organised at AWC ward no 12 Kathua .The aim of the camp was to provide thorough check up by Team of Doctors (Dr uttam Chand ,Dr Jagriti thakur), distribution of free medicines along with specialized tests namely blood pressure ,blood sugar and heamoglobin , counseling about diet, sanitary conditions, etc.A total of 101 beneficiaries were screened during the camp. Labortary tests of the concerned beneficiaries were too done along with on spot creation of ABHA ID's.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra,on 7.2.24, ZLO Jammu visited the slum of Panjtirthi Circular Road Jammu regarding SLAC fortnight activities


Review meeting on Vector Borne Diseases (Jammu Division) under the guidance of Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Rakesh Mangotra held on 06.02.2024 at State Malariologist Office, Jammu. Dr. Prem Lata, Medical Officer, Epidemiology, Jammu, Dr. Simran Nag, State Epidemiologist, Jammu, District Malaria Officers, Anti Malaria Officer and other ancillary staff participated in the meeting. Various issues like availability of drugs, Insecticides & logistics, IEC/BCC activities, constitution of Rapid Response Teams, District Task force, Death Audit Committee, enlooping of private practitioners, involving ASHA workers in the programme, correct formulation of insecticides used for spray & fogging operations, field visit of staff cross checking of Malaria slides and other related issues were discussed. Power point presentations (PPT) by Mr. Atul Nagar, I/C NVBDCP, presented, highlighting physical & financial achievements of the districts, other related issues along with the road map for the upcoming months in respect of Vector Borne Diseases. Dr. Harjeet Rai, State Malariologist, J&K, Jammu appreciated the performance of the staff posted at districts for their efforts in controlling spread of VBDs during the year 2023 and requested to work with same zeal, He further stated that more efforts are required from all stake holders in achieving the target of Malaria Elimination. The chair assured all possible support to the staff in achieving the desired target.


On the directions of BMO Bani supported by CMO Kathua, a full time pregnant lady after normal delivery being shifted from CHC Bani on Palki to her native place Kotichandiyar by local people. Although an old tradition but very useful in areas like higher reaches of Bani.


A meeting regarding status of all programmes/schemes was chaired by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra on 5.2.24. The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Schemes Dr Poonam Mahajan,Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, DNO, ZLO, Nodal Officers CSS. The present physical and financial status of CSS was projected by the respective program officer. DHS directed all Nodal Officers to put in efforts to achieve the set targets within stipulated time and gave instructions to overcome shortfalls for proper implementation of the schemes.


On 4.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra chaired a virtual meeting regarding winter preparedness, in view of the inclement weather conditions prevailing in Jammu Division. The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma who is Divisional Nodal Officer for winter preparedness, all CMOs and Nodal Officers of respective Districts appointed for winter management.DHS took stock of the present situation regarding winter preparedness from CMOs of respective Districts. DHS directed CMOs to be on high alert and keep the health institutions under their respective districts snow clear and to oversee necessary arrangements so that healthcare services are not impacted in any health institution.


World Cancer Day was observed on 4.2.24 in health institutions of all Districts of Jammu Division under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra and supervision of CMOs/MS/BMOs of respective health institutions.The theme for this year is "Close the care gap". The day aims to promote awareness about cancer. It also helps to strengthen actions that strive to improve cancer care, detection, preventive measures and treatment. Cancer is a large group of diseases that can affect any organ or tissue of the body. It refers to the abnormal growth of cells that divide uncontrollably. Cancer has the ability to spread from one body part/ organ/ tissue to another. According to the World Health Organization cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. The cancer burden continues to grow globally. However, survival rates are improving with the help of advanced diagnosis and treatment. Regular screenings and early detection are two main key factors that help improve survival rates. On this occasion various activities were conducted that included Screening, awarenss lectures, Information, Education and Communication material on the disease was also distributed among general public


In view of the inclement weather conditions prevailing in Jammu Division with snow fall in some parts, Directorate of Health Services Jammu has issued District wise list of Nodal Officers of control room for winter management with contact no. for medical assistance for patients in need.


World Cancer Day.......4th February 2024


Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra paid a surprise visit to Government Hospital Sarwal on 3.2.24 at 10 pm to monitor health care facilities being provided to the patients during the night shift.DHS took round of ward and interacted with the patients. DHS also visited the casualty section and Labour Room. DHS was satisfied with the functioning of the hospital.


Under the guidance and support of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp on 3/2/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined,screened for hypertension , diabetes and were provided free medicines for various ailments


On 3.2.24, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rakesh Magotra took a round of all sections of the Directorate and interacted with the Officers and Officials.DHS was accompanied by Dy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma who apprised DHS regarding the work being done in respective sections. Nodal Officer NCD Dr.Vijay Sharma, Nodal Officer ABDM Dr.Navin Bhutyal and PA to Director were among others who accompanied DHS during his round.


Under the able guidance of Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. H&ME with kind supervision of Dr Rakesh Magotra, Director Health Services Jammu and active support extended by Miss. Mohita Sharma IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Ramban , Today, a one-day training of 4th Batch of Police personals of Ramban District under BLS as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 2nd February 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place and 24 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the mandate of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme and also conducted the hand-on practice session. The participants also performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques on App based mannequins with a prime objective to learn how to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Dr. Rakesh Magotra assumed the charge of Director Health Services Jammu on 2nd February 2024. He was Medical Superintendent Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu prior to joining as Director Health Services Jammu. The charge of Director Health Services Jammu is in addition to the post of Dy. Director Health Services (HQ) Jammu that has been assigned to Dr.Rakesh Magotra. He joined as Assistant Surgeon in Health Department and served the department in various other capacities as Block Medical Officer Bishnah, Dy. Chief Medical Officer Samba, Chief Medical Officer Kathua. As the new Director, Dr. Rakesh Magotra shall oversee the health services in Jammu Division and with his previous administrative experiences will contribute to the betterment of the healthcare system.


Under the able administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Sh.Dr.Syed Abid Rasheed Shah Sir,IAS,Deputy Commissioner Kathua , Dr.Rakesh Minhas Sir, IAS and CMO Kathua, Dr.Vijay Raina on 01-02-2024 , 5th Multi speciality Health Mela was organised by BMO Parole Kathua Dr.Vivek Mangotra at SDH Parole . The team of Specialists from GMC Kathua was deputed by Respected Principal GMC Kathua , Dr.Surinder Kumar Attri.The Health Mela provide early diagnosis through screening & comprehensive primary Health care services which was organised under banner of AYUSHMAN BHAV Campaign .About 124 patients took advantage of the different specialties like Orthopedics , Psychiatry, EYE, ENT, Dermatologist,Pediatrician in addition to Physician,Dental Surgeon and Gynaecologist from SDH in the camp. In the end ,BMO Parole and staff of SDH Parole thanked all the specialists for their work and service towards mankind.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt. H&ME and Directorate of Health Services Jammu with active support of Miss. Mohita Sharma IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Ramban , Today, a one-day training of 3rd Batch of Police personals of Ramban District under BLS as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 1st February 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place and 23 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the mandate of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Kathua , Dr.Vijay Raina, three days "DAKSHTA" training which was scheduled at DTC SDH Parole w.e.f 29/1/24 to 31/1/24 concluded today.The training was imparted by Dr.Vasna Sharma ,DIO, Kathua ,Dr.Manjula Sharma Gynecologist,SDH Basohli and Dr.Jagriti Thakur , Consultant RMNCH-A in presence of BMO Parole Dr.Vivek Mangotra . The target audience were Medical Officers and Paramedical Staff from different blocks of District Kathua.The training was basically the flagship program run by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), GoI, an initiative to improve the quality of care at the delivery points of the country through a focused program which includes a concise training package for competency enhancement for Medical Officers and related paramedical staff for providing best quality care during Childbirth ( Pre and Post Delivery ) .Over all the training runs smoothly and effectively.


A multispeciality health camp was organised at PHC Sumb in coordination with AIIMS Vijaypur under the supervision ofChief Medical officer Samba on 31.1.24.Services of Gynaecologist, physician, Surgeon, ophthalmologist,Dermatologist were provided to the public of Sumb in this health camp. A total of 188 patients got their health check up done.


Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma Director Health Services Jammu, who superannuated on 31-01-2024 after rendering 34 years of glorious service in the department, was accorded a warm send off by the staff of Directorate of Health Services Jammu. To bid him farewell, a function was organized in the premises of Directorate, where Dy. Director Health Services Dentistry Jammu Dr.Sanjay Sharma, CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh, SSO Dr.Harjeet Rai and other officers/ officials complimented Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma for his contribution to the Health Department. Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma started his services as Medical Officer at AD Panchound Block Basantgarh and served the department in various other administrative capacities as, Deputy Medical Superintendent Government Hospital Sarwal, Medical Superintendent Chest Disease Hospital Jammu, Medical Superintendent Government Hospital Sarwal, Chief Medical Officer Reasi, Deputy Director (HQ) Health Services Jammu. His integrity, honesty and perception were reflected in his work. The staff of Directorate wished him good health and prosperous post retirement life and thanked him for his guidance, support and cooperation. The work, ethic of Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma will be missed


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME and supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Miss. Mohita Sharma IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Ramban , a one-day training of 2nd Batch of Police personals of Ramban District as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 31st January 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place wherein 25 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the recommendations of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


World Anti Leprosy Day was observed in all Districts of Jammu Division under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma. Anti-Leprosy Day is observed on 30th January, coinciding with the death anniversary of Sh. Mahatma Gandhi. The event also marked the launch of the Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign, a fortnight-long campaign from Jan 30-Feb 13, 2024, with the theme, ‘“Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity”.’. The campaign aims to address the issue of stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy and increase awareness. "Leprosy Awareness Van" was flagged off from respective Chief Medical officer’s office Complex , as part of the launch of the leprosy awareness campaign to inform the community about the illness and remove any potential stigma attached to it. The van will visit different routes & blocks to spread awareness of the signs, the value of early diagnosis and treatment, and the fact that leprosy is curable. On this occasion various activities were conducted that included two minute silence follwed by pledge taking ceremony, Nukkad Natak, Poster making, awareness lecture was delivered to aware masses about the disease and effectiveness of the Medicines, Prevention & early detections are the key to curb the disease.On the occasion Information, Education and Communication material on the disease was also distributed amongst all field functionaries and general masses by health department.


Under the able guidance of Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME and supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Miss. Mohita Sharma IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Ramban , a one-day training of 1st Batch of Police personals of Ramban District as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 30th January 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place wherein 25 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the recommendations of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


World Anti Leprosy Day with the theme,"Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity "was celebrated on 30th January 2024 at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu. Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rajeev Kumar Sharma was the Chief Guest on the occasion.An event was organised by Dr. Sushma Mattoo, Zonal Leprosy Officer, Jammu under the supervision of Medical Superintendent Gandhinagar Dr. Rakesh Magotra. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about cause, transmission, sign and symptoms, treatment, prevention of leprosy and social stigma associated with the disease among the community. The event started with observation of two minute silence to commemorate death anniversary of Father of Nation Shri Mahatma Gandhi Ji followed by pledge taking ceremony on the occasion of Anti Leprosy Day. Under the supervision of Principal ANMT School Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu Dr. Daisy Parihar the students of ANMT School performed a cultural program that was appreciated by all present in the function. A Rally was also flagged off by Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma from Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu enroute Gole Market area. On this occasion a Tribute was paid to commemorate the Covid warriors. Speaking on the occasion ZLO laid Emphasis on early detection and its treatment which is provided free of cost at all health institutions so as to eradicate leprosy from the root level. On the occasion Information, Education and Communication material on the disease was also distributed among staff and general masses. Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, SSO Dr.Harjeet Rai and Officers and Officials from the Directorate and Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar were present on the occasion.


Under the guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma two minutes silence was observed in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu today on 30.1.24 at 11 am to commemorate Death Anniversary of Our Father of the Nation Shri Mahatma Gandhi ji


Leprosy is a stigma more than a disease among people: Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu on #AntiLeprosyDay Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu in conversation with Take One Correspondent Rajinder Kitchloo, highlighted the relevance of Anti-Leprosy Day, which is to be observed on 30 January 2024. She said that the aim of observing the Anti-Leprosy Day is to create awareness against the stigma attached to the disease, by making the general community aware that it is a disease spread by a type of bacteria and it can be cured. Efforts are being done to make J&K UT "Leprosy-Free", she said. She briefed about the various government initiatives in order to make people aware about the disease including lectures, seminars, nukkad-nataks etc. She also denied the myth of curing the disease using "Desi Nuskha" and emphasised on to treat leprosy patients like the other ones. Get Take One news updates sent directly to your WhatsApp! Send 'Hi' to Take One's official Whatsapp number +91 972 825 3663


World Anti Leprosy Day....30.01.2024


Total Knee Replacement performed in Govt. Hospital Sarwal by Dr Nipun Kalsotra Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon on a 60 years old patient having Osteoarthritis left knee joint with severe pain and deformity on 29.1.24. Other team members included Anaesthetist Dr Vishal Gupta, Dr Anu Manhas and other OT staff. The Surgery was done under supervision of Medical superintendent Dr Sunil Kailu.The high end surgery was done Free Of Cost under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY scheme


Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME J&K and Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support from Management of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu, Today, a one-day orientation programme of 3rd batch of Doctors and Para Medical staff of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu in presence of Dr Ajay Wakhloo, Director, Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu and Mr Ramesh Razdan, Head, Admin & Marketing has been organized on 27th January 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency through the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW under ACLS/BLS/EmOC/BEmOC trainings wherein twenty participants attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. Dr Ajay Wakhloo, Director of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu also graced the occasion and interacted with the participants to know about their view about the necessacity of such training. He further conveyed his satisfaction and appreciated the support extended by the Institute. The simulation training was co-facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


On the occasion of 75th Republic Day on 26th Jan 2024 National Flag was unfurled in all health institutions across Jammu Division by CMOs/ MS/BMOs of respective Districts/Blocks. The National Anthem was sung in presence of all the staff members, patients and local Inhabitants. Musical programs were organised and sweets were distributed among staff, patients and the public.


On the occasion of Republic Day on 26.1.24, a Plantation drive was also carried out in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu.Deputy Director Dentistry Dr.Sanjay Sharma, State Epidemiologist Dr.Harjeet Rai, CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh along with Officers and Officials of the Directorate participated in the event.


Republic Day celebrated with great patriotic fervour in Directorate of Health Services Jammu. 75th Republic Day was celebrated in Directorate of Health Services Jammu on 26-01-2024 with great patriotic fervour. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma unfurled the tricolour in presence of all officers and officials of the Directorate. This was followed by singing of National Anthem. Musical programme was also organised on this occasion. Addressing the gathering, DHS Jammu congratulated them on the occasion of Republic Day and said the day has great significance as India became sovereign democratic and republic on this day. Constitution of India was adopted on 26th January 1950, which provides fundamental rights to every citizen of the country. Director Health Services Jammu exhorted all the participants in the function to work with zeal and spirit for better delivery of healthcare services. The celebration ended with distribution of sweets among all present on the occasion.


Illumination of Directorate of Health Services Jammu on the eve of 75th Republic day.


On the eve of Republic day today on 25.1.24 health institutions illuminated across Jammu Division.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director Health Services, Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Medical Mobile Unit, Jammu ,organised a health -checkup cum screening camp on 25/1/2024 at labourers, Rajouri Basti Belicharana, block Sohanjana in which 46 patients were examined and screened for hypertension, diabetes and provided free medicines for various ailments.


Under the supervision of CMO Ramban in the presence of BMO Banihal on 24.01.2024 a medical camp under MMU was held at Village Kaskoot block Banihal. A total number of 190 patients were examined/ screened for different ailments, free medicines were distributed.Our motto " YOUR HEALTH OUR CONCERN"


Under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, worthy Administrative Secretary to Govt. H&ME J&K with kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu and active support Dr Kavita Sharma Assistant Director RIS Jammu, a one-day orientation training of 2nd batch of Basic Health worker of Jammu Division has been organized on 24th January 2024 under Basic Life Support (BLS) at Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency through the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW wherein Fifteen participants attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training program and Dr Kavita Sharma Assistant Director RIS Jammu, explained their role as first responder while handling emergency during their field visit as Health Worker. Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


ABDM Capacity Building Workshop held at Government Hospital Gandhinagar, Jammu on 24.1.24. The session was facilitated by MS, Dr. Rakesh Magotra and Dr. Naveen Bhutyal, Nodal officer for ABDM Jammu. It was attended by the doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, arogya mitras, and the administration staff of the hospital. Hand-holding of staff was done and on-Spot ABHAs were generated.


On the directions of Director Health Services Jammu and under the guidance and supervision of Chief Medical Officer Udhampur Dr Anil Manhas three days training programme for Medical Officers/MLHPs was inaugurated on 23/01/24 under National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) in the meeting hall of CMO Office Udhampur .Detailed lectures about the programme were delivered by Dr Anu Saloch (District Health Officer Udhampur), Dr Priya Gupta ( Medical Officer) and Dr Vijay Lachotra ( Dental Surgeon) covering the Guidelines of the NPCCHH Program, Air Pollution and its effects on Health and ways for its mitigation. All the participants participated actively in the training


Under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, worthy Administrative Secretary to Govt. H&ME J&K with kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu and active support Dr Kavita Sharma Assistant Director RIS Jammu, Today a one-day orientation training of 1st batch of Basic Health worker of Jammu Division has been organized on 23rdJanuary 2024 under Basic Life Support (BLS) at Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency through the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW wherein Sixteen participants attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training program and Dr Kavita Sharma Assistant Director RIS Jammu, explained their role as first responder while handling emergency during their field visit as Health Worker. Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rajeev K.Sharma a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Arnia Dist Jammu on 22.1.24. The camp was organised by CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh and BMO Bishnah in collaboration with FounderCEO Amrit Barsha Foundation.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra. Blood units collected by I/c Pathologist Gandhinagar Dr.Utra Sambyal along with Blood Bank team were transported to Blood bank Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


On 21.1.24 under the able administration of Worthy Administrative Secretary H&ME Dr. SAYED ABID RASHEED SHAH and DHS JAMMU Dr.Rajiv K Sharma ,A BLOOD DONATION CAMP WAS ORGANISED AT GOVT. HOSPITAL GANDHI NAGAR JAMMU in collaboration with All INDIA EX-SERVICEMAN BANK EMPLOYEES FEDERATION Regd.The camp was organised under direct supervision of Medical suptd. GNH JAMMU Dr.RAKESH MAGOTRA in presence of president & staff of the Bank Federation.The blood bank team from GNH JAMMU led by Dr. Utra Sambyal, Sh. Gurdeep Singh Jamwal collected 09 pints of blood on the occasion.


On 3rd day of 5 days HBNC Training of ASHAs of District Samba on 20.1.24, CMO Samba and DyCMO visited the training site and interacted with the ASHAs and the trainers and took feedback regarding the same. CMO encouraged the ASHAs to attend the training sessions wholeheartedly and apply the training skills in their respective areas/villages for the betterment and good health of the masses.


Under the guidance and supervision of Chief Medical Officer Kathua, Dr.Vijay Raina, one day training of FMPHW's under IDSP was organised on 19/01/2024 by District Surveillance Unit,Kathua at District Training Centre, Parole. The power point presentation was given to the participants by the resource persons Dr.Uttam Chand (D.H.O.) and Dr. Sanaa Bhadwal (Distt.Epidemiologist). The participants were given reorientation about the objectives of Surveillance, case definitions, Syndromic Surveillance, Presumptive Surveillance, uploading of cases on IDSP -IHIP by reporting units on daily basis to strengthen the Surveillance. Also discussed regarding outbreak investigation and special surveillance. Participants were also given training in uploading cases data on IDSP-IHIP. The training was concluded with discussions of individual reporting units performance and question - answer with the participants.


Orientation/awareness session was held on 19/01/2024 at CHC Chenani by Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu regarding Leprosy to the participants in presence of incharge BMO Chenani & DHO Udhampur. The participants included MO's, MLHP's, PMA,s,FMPHW's ,& ASHA worker's.Detailed awareness was given by Dr Sushma Mattoo ZLO regarding cause, transmission, signs & symptoms, treatment of Leprosy to the participants.Stress was laid on early case detection and treatment for prevention of deformities and disabilities under Kusht Mukat Abhiyaan to achieve zero transmission of Leprosy by 2027. ZLO also directed to the participants to prepare plan for sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign which is starting from 30th January 2024 to 13/02/2024 under the theme "Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity".


Under the continued support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rajeev kumar Sharma , MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT, Jammu , organised a health check- up camp today on 19/1/2024 at Shelter home Boria basti Bahu fort ,Jammu .All the inmates were examined and provided free medicines for various ailments.


On 19-01-2024, a training program for Medical Officers and paramedical staff of Health Department in Ramban was organised at ANMT School Ramban under Palliative & Geriatric care led by Dr. Rohit Lahori (Nodal Officer NPPC) and Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma (Nodal Officer NPHCE Jammu Division).


On 19-01-2024, a training session for ASHA Workers was conducted at DTC Ramban under National Leprosy Eradication Programme.


On 18-01-2024 a multidisciplinary Health Camp under " Cervical Cancer Mukt Bharat" was held today at CHC Ramgarh in collaboration with AIIMS Vijaypur. Doctors from Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, General Medicine and Dermatology screened about 300 patients and free medicines were also provided to the patients.


First cancer surgery conducted at SDH Banihal, under supervision of BMO Banihal on 65 years old male. Right Orchiectomy for a 10x2 cm stony hard mass was conducted under AB-PMJAY SCHEME.


Under the supervision of CMO Ramban a medical camp under MMU was held at Village Haroge block Gool .A total number of 67 patients were examined/ screened for different ailments, Lab Test done and free medicines were distributed.Our motto " YOUR HEALTH OUR CONCERN"


Under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME J&K and kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Management of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu, a one-day orientation programme of 2nd batch of Doctors and Para Medical staff of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu has been organized on 16th January 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency through the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW under ACLS/BLS/EmOC/BEmOC trainings wherein Fourteen participants attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was co-facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


In a series of events under NPCCHH as per the guidance and supervision of Chief Medical Officer, Kathua Dr Vijay Raina One day orientation programme of Medical Officers/Paramedical staff was conducted on 15/01/24 under National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) in Medical Block Billawar of District Kathua. A detailed lecture about the programme was delivered by Block Medical Officer ,Dr Harbinder Singh in which focus was laid on ill effects on Air Pollution on Human Health especially to the vulnerable population including children and elderly people. Importance of NPCCHH programme was discussed and stress was laid on optimum use of Electricity with replacement of Old traditional Bulbs with LED bulbs and Solar Panels in all the Health institutions. All the participants participated actively in the interactive session which was conduted with detailed presentation by Dr Chetan Proch District Nodal Officer NPCCHH,Kathua.Moreover the participants were also apprised about benefits of Afforestation,Rain Water Harvesting and Solar Energy in particular.


Under the able guidance of Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME J&K and kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Management of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu, a one-day orientation programme for Doctors and Para Medical staff of Ankur Maitrika Hospital Jammu has been organized on 15th January 2024 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC) of Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with prime aim to enhance their skills while handling emergency through the simulation based teaching tools being used by RIHFW under ACLS/BLS/EmOC/BEmOC trainings wherein fifteen participants have attended this training programme. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session for the participants who performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques being used for Adult and Neo-natal resuscitation to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was co-facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


On directions of CMO Doda, Free mega medical camp organised at Village Tappari Mathola District Doda under Ayushman Bhava today on 12.1.24 under supervision of BMO Bhaderwah.


Stichless Cataract micro surgery and artificial intraocular lens implants on 9 patients performed at Government Hospital Sarwal by Consultant Eye Surgeon on 11.1.24. Free spectacles were provided to patients under AB-PMJAY.


Laproscopic Cholecystectomy performed at SDH Bhaderwah under Ayushman Bhava by Surgeon Specialist Dr.Subash Anaesthetist Dr.Azama along with OT team on 11.1.24.


One day orientation cum hand holding on Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission ( ABDM) held at AMNT School Ramban on 11.1.24 under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer Ramban in the presence of District Immunation Officer Ramban, State team (ABDM) J&K and Nodal Officer ABDM from Directorate Dr.Naveen Bhutyal.


Orientation/awareness session was held on 11/01/2024 at SDH Hiranagar by Dr Sushma Mattoo Zonal Leprosy Officer Jammu regarding Leprosy to the participants in presence of BMO Hiranagar Dr Soami Saran Anjal & DHO Kathua Dr Uttam Chand. The participants included MO's, MLHP's, PMA,s,FMPHW's ,& ASHA worker's. Detailed awareness was given by ZLO regarding cause, transmission, signs & symptoms, treatment of Leprosy to the participants.Stress was laid on early case detection and treatment for prevention of deformities and disabilities under Kusht Mukat Abhiyaan to achieve zero transmission of Leprosy by 2027. ZLO also directed to the participants to prepare plan for Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign which is starting from 30th January 2024 to 13/02/2024 under the theme "Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity".


Under the supervision of CMO Ramban a medical camp under MMU was held at Village Hassan Bass block Ukheral District Ramban on 10.1.24. A total number of 138 patients were examined/ screened for different ailments, Lab Test done and free medicines were distributed.


Haemodialysis performed on a patient with chronic kidney disease with Hyper Kalemia with metabolic acidosis Dr.Rakesh Kumar and team at DH Ramban.


PMSMA Day celebrations at Government Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu by Obstetrics/Gynae Unit along with staff and patients on 9.1.24. Dr. Amandeep Kour Consultant Gynaecologist delivered lecture on PMSMA DAY and screened all High Risk Pregnant women.


In a series of events under NPCCHH as per the guidance and supervision of Chief Medical Officer, Kathua Dr Vijay Raina One day orientation programme of PRIs was conducted on 06/01/24 under National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) in Medical Block Billawar of District Kathua . A detailed lecture about the programme was delivered by respective Block Medical Officer to PRIs in which focus was laid on ill effects on Air Pollution on Human Health especially to the vulnerable population including children and elderly people. Importance of NPCCHH programme was discussed with PRIs and stress was laid on optimum use of Electricity with replacement of Old traditional Bulbs with LED bulbs and Solar Panels in all the Panchayats. All the PRIs went satisfied with the programme and participated actively.District Nodal Officer NPCCHH Kathua co-ordinated and monitored the programme as per the directions of Chief Medical Officer, Kathua.


On 06-01-2024 AyushmanBhava Health Melas held at various Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs n across District Ramban. NCD screening done and Awareness regarding different health schemes generated among public.


Under the guidance and supervision of Chief Medical Officer, Kathua Dr Vijay Raina One day orientation programme of PRIs was conducted on 05/01/24 under National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) in different Medical Blocks of District Kathua viz Parole, Hiranagar, Basholi and Bani. A detailed lecture about the programme was delivered by respective Block Medical Officers to PRIs in which focus was laid on ill effects on Air Pollution on Human Health especially to the vulnerable population including children and elderly people. Importance of NPCCHH programme was discussed with PRIs and stress was laid on optimum use of Electricity with replacement of Old traditional Bulbs with LED bulbs and Solar Panels in all the Panchayats. All the PRIs went satisfied with the programme and participated actively


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rajeev K.Sharma a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Gurudwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji Chand Nagar on 5.1.24. The camp was organised by Volunteers of Guru Nanak Langar Mission Trust and CMO Jammu Dr.Harbaksh Singh.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS Government Hospital GandhinagarJammu Dr.Rakesh Magotra. 15 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist Dr.Utra Sambyal along with Blood Bank team and transported to Blood bank Govt.Hospital Gandhinagar Jammu in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director Health Services, Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Medical Mobile Unit, Jammu ,organised a health -checkup cum screening camp on 4/1/2023 in a Slum area near , HWC Belicharana block Sohanjana in which 34 patients were examined and screened for hypertension, diabetes and provided free medicines for various ailments.An awareness lecture regarding prevention from anaemia &worm infestation and maintenance of healthy hygiene habits was given , along with distribution of Tablets IFA and Albendazole ,to the slum area residents.


Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rajeev Kumar Sharma during tour of District Udhampur visited Ayushman Arogya Mandir PHC Garhi Block Tikri on 4.1.24 to monitor healthcare facilities being provided to the patients. DHS took round of all sections of the hospital including OPD, IPD, Labour room, Laboratory section, Dental Section, MCH section and Ward. DHS interacted with Medical Officer, Paramedical Staff and patients during his visit.DHS checked the records and registers in all sections and was satisfied with the functioning of the hospital.DHS was accompanied by CMO Udhampur Dr.Anil Manhas, Dy.CMO Udhampur and BMO Tikri. Later DHS chaired a meeting at CMO Office with CMO, MS, Dy.CMO,BMOs of respective blocks of District Udhampur and DTO. DHS took note of status of National Health Programmes/ Centrally Sponsored Schemes and directed concerned to achieve targets alloted in the stipulated time. DHS gave a patient hearing to grievances of BMOs and assured to fulfill them at the earliest


Under the able guidance of Sh. Bhupinder Kumar IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME and kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Sh. Amrit Pal Singh IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Rajouri , a one-day training of 3rd Batch of Police personals of Rajouri District as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 3rd January 2023 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place wherein 23 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the recommendations of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


2 Cataract surgeries and one Pterygium surgery done by Dr. Roshan Din Ahanger along with Ophthalmic Assistant Tahir Gul on 01-01-2024 at DH Ramban under NPCB &Vl.


Under the continuous support and guidance of Director Health Services Jammu,Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Medical Mobile Unit, Jammu ,organised a health -checkup and screening camp on 30/12/2023 at Anganwadi centre Kotli Charkan, village Mian Fateh Kotli ,Block Bishnah in which 54 patients were examined and screened for hypertension & diabetes and provided free medicines for various ailments.


Warm send off accorded to Mr. Kanwal Krishan Razdan , Senior Assistant from DHS-J Mr. Kanwal Krishan Razdan, Senior Assistant, posted in the Directorate of Health Services Jammu who superannuated on 31-12-2023 was accorded a warm send off by officers and officials of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu. He has rendered 28 years of service in the Department. He was a sincere and dedicated person. To bid him farewell, a function was organised in the premises of the Directorate. Director Health Services Jammu Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma while speaking on the occasion appreciated his dedication towards his work. The staff wished him good health and prosperous post retirement life.


Assistant Director Health Services (Schemes) Jammu accorded warm farewell Dr. Sanjay Turki, Assistant Director Schemes Health Services Jammu was accorded a warm send off on his superannuation by the staff of Directorate of Health Services Jammu. Dr. Sanjay Turki rendered 34 years of glorious service to the Health Department, in various administrative capacities. His service was marked by many distinguished milestones including Samba district being 1st District in the country to achieve 100% saturation in Ayushman Bharat in April 2022. Dr. Sanjay Turki worked with selfless devotion as District Health Officer Jammu, District Immunization Officer Jammu, Dy. Chief Medical Officer Jammu, Chief Medical Officer Jammu, State Malariologist Jammu, State TB Officer Jammu, Chief Medical Officer Samba, Assistant Director Schemes with additional Charge of Dy. Director Schemes Directorate of Health Services Jammu. His tenure of 34 years was marked with administrative reforms at various levels. He was an honest, dedicated and meticulous officer. To bid him farewell, a function was organized in the premises of the Directorate. The staff of Directorate of Health Services wished the retiring officer a healthy and happy post retirement life and thanked him for his Administrative guidance, support and cooperation.


Another case of Total Knee Replacement (TKR) with latest high flex implant under PMJAY scheme free of cost was successfully done in Government Hospital Sarwal by Dr. Nipun Kalsotra Consultant Orthopaedics of a 54 years old patient having Osteoarthritis knee joint with severe valgus deformity. Other team members included Anaesthetics Dr. Vishal Gupta and other OT staff. The surgery was done under supervision of Medical Superintendent Dr Sunil Kailu. Dr Nipun Kalsotra has done fellowship in Sport Injuries, Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement from Germany and Australia


Awareness Advisory regarding Prevention of Rabies.


Sensitisation and training of newly launched IHIP- Malaria Portal As per the directions of Dr Rajeev K Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu a reorientation meeting on data handling on Integrated Health Information Platform – Malaria (IHIP- Malaria) for National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, J&K organized by the office of the State Malariologist, J&K virtually today on 29.12.2023. District Malaria Officers along with Nodal persons nominated for IHIP portal, by the districts of Jammu Division along with ancillary staff of State Malariologist, Jammu participated. Dr. Harjeet Rai, State Malariologist, J&K, Jammu briefed the participants that GOI is committed for paperless reporting of malaria from January, 2024 onwards and the same needs to be done in J&K as well. Power point presentations (PPT) by Dr. Simran Nag, State Epidemiologist, Jammu and Ms. Anamika Thakur, VBD Technical Supervisor, Kathua presented, emulating reporting of data on the portal, The chair assured all possible support to the staff in achieving the desired target.


In a commendable gesture, Athaang Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai in collaboration with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Quazigund Expressway Pvt.Ltd donated ambulances to Government Sub-District Hospital Banihal. This philanthropic initiative reinforces Athaang's commitment to community welfare along the Quazigund-Banihal section. The Ambulance Handover Ceremony serves as a testament to the positive impact that responsible corporate initiatives can have on local healthcare infrastructure and public well-being.


Under Ayushman Bhava Campaign a free Health Mela was organised at SDH Jagti today on 28th of Dec 2023 by Directorate of Health Services Jammu under able guidance of Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu wherein free screening tests for various diseases like Anemia, Diabetes, Hypertension was done. Free consultation by Dermatalogist, Pediatrician and Opthalmologist was also provided by doctors from Govt. Hospital Sarwal. Free audiometry and free ENT checkup was also conducted for people with hearing disorders. Free Pure Tone Audiometry was done on 10 patients. Free screening of patients for prostate hyperplasia was done by the Surgeon. Free Cervical screening of 10 patients by VIA was done by Gynaecologists. Free blood tests,16 free ECGs and 18 free ultrasounds were done on this occasion. More than 200 patients were examined in the camp and were provided free medicines. People of Jagti were highly appreciative of the facilities provided at doorstep by Directorate of Health Services Jammu. Camp was organised by Medical Superintendent, SDH Jagti in collaboration with Medical Superintendent, Govt. Hospital Sarwal.


Secretary Health and Medical Education Sh Bhupinder Kumar IAS convenes public darbar at Gurha Top, Rajouri. In a remarkable demonstration of commitment towards public welfare, Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Sh. Bhupinder Kumar IAS chaired a public darbar at Gurha Top on 27.12.23 to assess public issues and concerns. Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal,CMO Rajouri Dr.Rajinder Kumar were present on the occasion. The people expressed satisfaction over the outreach programme saying that Public Darbar provides them an opportunity to voice their grievances before the government for resolution, through appropriate channels. The event served as a pivotal platform for direct interaction between the government and the public, addressing an array of critical issues. A plethora of critical issues were brought to the forefront during this engaging session. Specific issues which were highlighted during the event were shortage of staff at sub centre Fatehpur Danna, sanctioning of a dispensary, paucity of staff at GMC&AH Rajouri, sanctioning of a trauma centre, operationalization of MCH, trauma centre at block Dhangri, dispensary at Dalhori, Ayush Hospital, speedy implementation of JJM, illegal mining, High School at Malut, PHC at panchayat Darhal, sub centre at Fatehpur Gurrian, operationalization of PHC at Dodasan Balla, Ayush Centre at Dodasan Balla etc. Diverse stalls adorned the venue, each depicting implementation of impactful schemes dedicated to welfare of the public. Attendees were not only heard but were also motivated to explore and avail themselves of the manifold benefits offered by these initiatives. During the event, Secretary H&ME actively inspected the stalls, gaining firsthand insights into the innovative schemes and initiatives being undertaken. Addressing the Public Darbar, Secretary H&ME committed to address the pressing issues brought forward by the local community. He emphasized that the top priority of the Government is to ensure that basic facilities and services are delivered to the general public in an efficient and timely manner. Sh.Bhupinder Kumar reiterated his unwavering commitment in improving the lives of the citizens of Rajouri. He affirmed that the government would take concrete actions to address the raised issues and work towards fulfilling the demands of the community. Secretary H&ME underscored the commitment to transparency and accountability within government institutions, highlighting the significant strides made in ensuring these principles. Enumerating a plethora of government schemes, he emphasized that their outreach has substantially increased, indicative of a concerted effort to benefit a larger segment of the population. In the realm of healthcare, Secretary provided a comprehensive update on the sector's progress, citing the establishment of the Government Medical College (GMC) at Rajouri as a pivotal milestone. This development, he noted, has substantially strengthened health services in the region, resulting in a notable rise in patient footfall. Sh.Bhupinder Kumar also emphasized the augmentation of healthcare facilities saying that a new thalassemia care center has been set up at GMC & AH Rajouri. Furthermore, to enhance blood transfusion services, a state-of-the-art blood components separation unit has been set up reflecting a commitment to continuous improvement. Among others, DDC member Rajouri, Sai Abdul Rashid; DDC member Thanamandi, Abdul Qayoom Mir; Sarpanchs, Panchs and general public in huge number attended the event. Besides, officers including Principal GMC, Amarjeet Singh; DFO Nowshera, Sateyendra Maurya; CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; SE Hydraulics, Bharam Jyoti Sharma; DDE, Qadeer Ul Rehman; ACD, Vijay Kumar; ACP, Sheraz Chowhan; DPO, Auqil Nuvaid; DSHO, PP Sagotra; CAHO, Dr Khalid Hussain; LDM Sanjeev Bhasin and other district and sectoral officers attended the event.


Under the directions of Director Health Services Jammu Dr.Rajeev K.Sharma and supervision of CMO Samba Dr.Vidhi Bhatiyal, a Blood Donation Camp using BCTV was conducted at Coromandel Industries Pvt.Limited Bari Brahmana District Samba under Ayushman Bhav Campaign today on 27.12.23. The camp was organised by BMO Purmandal Dr.Raj Kumar Sharma and Nodal Officer blood donation camp Dr.Sandeep Rangroo.The blood bank team and logistics were provided by MS DH Samba. 15 units of blood were collected by I/c Pathologist Dr.Deepika along with Blood Bank team DH Samba & ZMO NTPHC Barikhad Dr.Sonia and transported to Blood bank DH Samba in Blood Collection and Transportation Vehicle which was deployed from Directorate of Health Services Jammu.


Under the guidance of CMO Samba Dr Vidhi Bhatial,one day orientation training programme on NPCCHH was provided to PRI members in the conference hall of CMO office Samba on 26-12-23.Resource persons were Dr Sandeep Rangroo District Nodal officer,Dr Anupama Mahajan Medical officer PHC Nandpur, Devinder Attri CHO EH Vijaypur. PRI members were apprised of the various impact of climate change on human health.They were provided information regarding goals,objectives and purpose of introduction of NPCCHH programme and were also sensitised about the management of waste responsibly, afforestation,rain water harvesting,solar panel energy utilisation and others measures to be taken to control the hazardous effect of climate change. PRI members were impressed upon to utilise their influence in their respective panchayats and areas for effective awareness and implementation of objectives of NPCCHH programme. PRI members were welcomed by DyCMO Samba Dr Sanjeev Gupta and vote of thanks was presented by BMO Ramgarh Dr Lakhwinder Singh.Dr Anju Saraf,Nodal officer,Dr Sonia District Epidemiologist and other staff members were also present in the event


# Secretary Health & Medical Education Department visits District Rajouri. Sh Bhupinder Kumar IAS Secretary to Govt Health and Medical Education Department J&K Visited District Rajouri on 26.12.23 in Connection with reviewing the progress of Mother and Child Care Hospital(MCH) at Lamberi. He was accompanied by Director Health Services Jammu Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma. Sec. H&ME Issued onspot instructions to the concerned agency to expedite the pace of work and complete the construction of MCH well before the stipulated time.


ABDM Orientation workshop organized at GMC Udhampur on 23.12.23.The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Mrityunjay Gupta, Principal GMC Udhampur and Dr Sanjay Sharma, Medical Superintendent GMCH Udhampur. It was attended by CMO Udhampur- Dr. Anil Manhas, ABDM Nodal Officer-Dr. Naveen Butyal along with the Dy. CMO, BMOs, Medical Officers, Doctors, Nurses and MLHPs pertaining to the District


NCD Screening activities in different Ayushman Arogya Mandirs of District Ramban on 23.12.23.


Under the guidance of CMO Samba, Dr. Vidhi Bhatial, a one-day training session on Palliative and Geriatric care was organized in the conference hall of CMO Office Samba today on 23.12.23.The resource persons Dr. Rohit Lahori and Dr. Vijay Sharma from DHS delivered insightful presentations on palliative care. The participations were medical officers, MLHPs, and JSN.The initiative of the training is to strengthen the community's capacity to address the unique challenges associated with Palliative and Geriatric care


SH. RAJIV WADHAWAN, ADVISOR (COST), MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE, GOVT OF INDIA ATTENDS AYUSHMAN BHAV AND VIKSIT BHARAT SANKALP YATRA IN DISTRICT REASI On 23-12-2023, Sh. Rajiv Wadhawan, Advisor (Cost), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India visited Block Reasi. He was accompanied by Dr. Harjeet Rai, Epidemiologist/Nodal Officer NHM from Directorate of Health Services, Jammu. The Ayushman Bhav (Health Mela) held at Ayushman Arogya Mandir Miari (Block Katra) the camp was attended by the beneficiaries of the village as well as panchayati Raj Institutions members. Mr. Rajiv Wadhawan interacted with the beneficiaries and PRIs. He inspected records and registers maintained by the Ayushman Arogya Mandir and also inspected other sections of the institution. He interacted with ASHA worker present at the centre and gathered information regarding the services they provide to the patients and whether they get incentives from the department on time or not. He was informed regarding the services like NCD, ABHA ID Generation and Ayushman Cards being provided to patients who visit at their centre on daily basis. He appreciated the health functionaries for implementations of the schemes at ground level. Dr. RS Manhas CMO Reasi, DR. Gopal Dutt BMO Katra and other senior officers attended the camp. He also visited Panchayat Sirla Block Reasi where a Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra was organized at Govt. Higher Secondary School Sirla. He inspected all the stalls displayed by different departments at the venue and then interacted with the locals regarding services provided by different departments. Ayushman cards were also distributed to some beneficiaries on spot by the visiting officer, and information was gathered by him regarding services they get free of cost from hospitals under Ayushman Bharat scheme. The camp was attended by Block Development Officer Reasi, Principal, Teachers, Students and general Public of Panchayat Sirla.


Under the able guidance of Sh. Bhupinder Kumar IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME and kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Sh. Amrit Pal Singh IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Rajouri , a one-day training of 2nd Batch of Police personals of Rajouri District as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 23rd December 2023 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as first responder at their work place wherein 23 officers/officials of Police Department have attended this training programme. The said training has been organized under the recommendations of the State Level Road Safety Council Committee meeting. Dr Manoj Bhagat, Principal, RIHFW apprised the participants about the importance of this training programme whereas Dr Shelly Mahajan, Consultant Anesthesia (Master Trainer), conducted the hand-on practice session and the participants performed on CPR and Air-way management techniques to save life of the victims during emergency. The simulation training was facilitated by Rajeev Gupta in-charge Skill Lab coordinator at RIHFW Nagrota.


Under the able guidance of Sh. Bhupinder Kumar IAS, Administrative Secretary to Govt H&ME and kind supervision of Dr Rajeev Sharma, Director Health Services Jammu with active support of Sh. Amrit Pal Singh IPS, Sr. Superintendent of Police Rajouri , a one-day training of 1st Batch of Police personals of Rajouri District as first Responder (Jammu Division) has been organized on 22nd December 2023 at Jammu Skill & Simulation Centre (JSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW) Nagrota Jammu with a prime aim to strengthen the skills of the Police personals of Jammu Zone while handling emergency as