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Jammu, Dec01:- Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday launched the ambitious “Ayushman Bharat-PradhanMantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)” Scheme here at an impressive function held at Teacher’s Bhawan.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State Prime Minister’s office;  K. Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai -Advisors to Governor; Jugal Kishore and Shamsher Singh, Members  of Parliament; Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education; UmangNarula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Mayor and Corporators of Jammu Municipal Corporation, besides senior officers, Medicos, Para-medicos  and large number of people were present on the occasion.

Speaking at the function, Governor observed that the scheme would provide medical facilities to the poor and vulnerable families in secondary and tertiary care hospitals of the country. He further stated  that the AB-PMJAY is the world’s largest healthcare scheme which aims at providing portable coverage of Rs 5 lakh per entitled family annually, and a beneficiary covered under the scheme would be allowed to avail cashless benefits from public and private empanelled hospitals across the country.

 

Governor stated that crores of poor and vulnerable people of the country will be benefitted through the AB-PMJAY. Quoting “Bimar Na Rahega Ab Lachaar, BimariKaHogamuftUpchaar”, he added that now every entitled family will have access to cashless and paperless healthcare coverage for all critical diseases.Governor noted that  over 31 lakh beneficiaries from J&K State will be benefitted from this scheme.

Expressing his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching this noble scheme for the benefit of poor, Governor observed that Prime Minister has launched various people friendly welfare schemes and AB-PMJAY is the  best among all in which every  entitled beneficiary can expend up to 5 lakh annually for medical treatment.

Governor hailed the entire team of the Health and Medical Education Department including officers and officials  for receiving ‘Best Performing Large State’ award for impressive performance in the Health sector by the India On Saturday group at the “State of the States Conclave 2018”. The State got first position on account of high reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in a single year and for effective implementation of health schemes thus providing better healthcare to the rural population of the State.

Earlier, Governor along with other dignitaries distributed Golden Cards among 10 eligible beneficiaries  for availing the annual health cover facility.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that present Union Government under the dynamic stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been launching various people friendly schemes. He emphasized that an important feature of this scheme is that pre-existing diseases are also covered.  He also  mentioned various other welfare schemes launched by the Union Government including Jan Dhan Yojana.

Terming the occasion as historic, Sh. Jugal Kishore extended his gratitude to Prime Minister for launching this scheme. He stressed the need for creating awareness about the scheme for the benefit of people.

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KCSDS alleges delimitation Sangh Parivar’s agenda

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Srinagar, June 14: Prominent civil society group, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday alleged that “delimitation of assembly constituencies was the new agenda floated by Sangh Parivar and its drooling blind followers.”
In a statement issued here, KCSDS spokesperson warned government against any such misadventure as it is goaded on to act by them against all principles of justice in a democracy.
“Aggressive TV debates, columns, opinions and views have started appearing in print and social media providing the new government in effect to turn the numerical majority into a political minority in Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement issue here said.
“Imaginary grounds, bizarre justifications, outlandish claims are peddled to transplant brute majoritarianism in Kashmir to further politically disempower the Muslim majority.” “And yet the government intriguingly comes up with the allegation that it is Kashmiri political parties who are raking up the issue to deceive people.”
The KCSDS spokesperson said that the “delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly seats will end the partisanship that favors Kashmir. “We want to tell this Government that every day new narratives are manufactured in New Delhi through TV debates and social and print media to dislodge, disempower and denigrate Kashmiris to obfuscate their struggle for their rights,” KCSDS spokesperson said, adding “We are not fond of manufacturing false narratives. We have truth on our side for which we are struggling. We are compelled to respond to the falsehoods being perpetrated every day. We want to live in just peace which could dawn only by restoring people’s rights and not by snatching then under one pretext or the other.”

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World Blood Donor Day: Dulloo inaugurates mega blood donation camp at Srinagar

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Srinagar, June 14: To commemorate the ‘World Blood Donor Day’, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo inaugurated a mega blood donation camp here F riday.
The camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society at Government Medical College, Srinagar in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, GMC, Srinagar.
The event was aimed to raise awareness of safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
While appreciating the organizers of the camp, Dulloo said that such initiatives help in saving thousands of lives when several people suffer due to lack of availability of blood.
He also appealed the youth to generously donate blood for saving the precious lives.
During the camp, students from Medical College, Islamia College and Amar Singh College Srinagar also donated the blood.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir State AIDS Control Society is celebrating the Day as a month-long activity during which seminars, symposiums, poster competitions will be held across all the educational institutions to create awareness among the masses regarding voluntary blood donation.

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PGRP program concludes

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Srinagar, June 14:- 23rd Postgraduate Research Presentation (PGRP) programme, which was inaugurated by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on 12th June, concluded on Friday at SKIMS auditorium.
During the event outgoing, Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate students of SKIMS Soura, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, GMC Srinagar presented research papers on varied topics. 114 research papers were presented this year and the best research papers from Medicine and allied, Surgery and allied were awarded.
On the occasion Ex-Medical Superintended SKIMS & Dean Dr. G J Qadri was present as Chief Guest.
Director SKIMS, Dr. Omar Javed Shah appreciated presence of G J Qadri and recalled his contributions to SKIMS. Dr. O.J Shah urged young doctors to strive for honesty and be dedicated to profession.
Dr. G J Qadri in his address said that PGRPP is a platform for young doctors to present their research work, which is essential to find better ways of treatment. Every medical institute should have three focus areas which include patient care, teaching and research, he added.

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