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BHUBANESWAR: There will be one

By R Dutta Choudhury

BARAMULLA, July 27: To review the implementation of Rural Health Mission in Baramulla district, a meeting of concerned officers was held here yesterday with Secretary Health and Medical Education Department Atal Dullu in chair.
It was given out that out of Rs. 6.22 crore received under the programme during last three years, Rs. 5.35 crore stand expended upto June 2008.
Reviewing the works taken up under RHM, the meeting was told that 51 works have been undertaken under District Plan, NABARD, State sector and BADP registering a cumulative expenditure of over Rs. 64 crore.

DH News Service, Bangalore: The healthcare for the elderly has to be given priority and if voluntary organisations came forward, health centres can be opened in every Gram Panchayat, said Minister for Women and Child Welfare P M Narendraswamy. Inaugurating a workshop for Anganwadi workers to assist elderly persons on Wednesday, he said that senior citizens welfare should not be ignored and adequate measures should be initiated to see that they are taken care of.

Lalit Shastri SHIVPURI (M.P.): A health revolution is in the offing in Guna and Shivpuri where the District Health Societies are trying to put the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) vision into practice. They are working together with the State Government and the UNICEF to create a model for "continuum care from community to hospitals'

In a move that is likely to boost rural healthcare facility in Assam, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss will hand over mobile phones to Auxiliary Nursing Midwifes (ANMs) at Guwahati on Tuesday. The occasion is convention of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) that gets underway on July 8. The event would see Director of National Rural Health Mission GC Chaturvedi signing an MoU with Emergency Management and Research Institute, an emergency management service operating in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

Commissioner Tribal Development Jaideep Govind has instructed officers that every department should be sensitive towards primitive tribes and set its priorities in such a way that they get maximum benefit. Govind was reviewing the ongoing development schemes for primitive tribes yesterday at Sheopur. Those present at the meeting included Director Primitive Tribes Group RS Khare, Sheopur collector and various district level departmental heads.

Radio and television announcements advised patients with surgical problems in the rural areas of Osun State, Nigeria, to report at any of the nine zonal headquarters of the state which were closest to their homes in order to receive free treatment. Over 1000 patients reported and 801 received operations on a rotational basis within nine weeks.

RAIPUR : Faced with a shortage of doctors in rural and Naxalite areas, the Chhattisgarh Government has formulated an action plan to provide special allowances, insurance cover and other perks to medical professionals so as to motivate them to serve in remote villages.