Srinagar, Apr 22: In order to sensitize people about the importance of health and wellness behaviour and to bring varied health facilities at the door steps of the public, Medical Zone Khanyar Friday organized a Mega Block level Health cum Awareness Mela near Shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Sahib(RA) in Shahr e Khas of Srinagar City.
The Health Mela was held under supervision of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad and inaugurated by the Additional District Development Commissioner(ADDC), Srinagar, Zahoor Ahmad Mir.
Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar, Dr Jameel Ahmad, Zonal Medical Officer Khanyar, Dr Tariq, Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Srinagar, Hilal Ahmad Mir and other Senior Health functionaries, besides officials from other line Departments were present in the Health Mela.
The Health Mela witnessed huge participation of the local people and over 3000 people availed Specialists facilities including Gynae/Obst, Paediatrician, Orthopaedic, Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, General Medicine, Endocrinologist, Physiotherapist, ENT Specialist AYUSH and Dermatologist, besides special counters for registration of Golden cards and ABHA cards, free medicine and diagnostics were also set up for the visiting patients.
In addition, Food Safety Department had also set up a stall to sensitize people about healthy food habits and made them aware about adopting hygienic food habits.
On the occasion, the ADDC along with other senior Health functionaries had a round of various healthcare and wellness stalls set up in the Health Mela and inspected services being offered there.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADDC highlighted the objectives of holding such Health Melas. He said that the Health Melas will be beneficial in providing wellness behaviour among the masses, besides, preventive measures for diseases along with healthcare services for early detection and their treatment.
On the occasion, awareness was raised among the masses regarding the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Earlier, school children presented skit on health awareness and Food Analysis was demonstrated by the Food Safety team.
Pertinent to mention that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has directed the Health Department of J&K to conduct Health Melas in every Medical Block mass awareness of the people under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsov’ celebrations.
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