Guwahati, April 7: The World Health Day (WHD) was observed in the health institutions of Assam with various health activities on Wednesday. It was also observed in the National Health Mission, Assam headquarter through a video conference with the district health officials. NHM MD Dr Lakshmanan S gave the welcome address where he appreciated all the health officials for the sincere and selfless effort carried out during the Covid pandemic. Mentioning this year’s theme ‘Building Fairer and Healthier World for everyone and everywhere’ he focused on providing equitable healthcare services along with quality healthcare at minimum financial cost. Executive director of NHM Assam, Dr Manoj Kumar Chaudhary emphasized on taking healthcare services to the grassroots level. He also mentioned that along with Covid activities other health programmes must be carried out simultaneously.
OSD NHM Pomi Baruah addressed the state and district officials by motivating everyone to adapt and adopt the new normal behaviour in the current world. She requested one and all to take care of their own health while ensuring equitable healthcare for others. She also emphasized on taking Covid vaccine by all eligible beneficiaries and to adopt Covid appropriate behaviours at all times.
Various health activities were also conducted in the Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs) including yoga and awareness rally by ASHAs in various districts of the state. Health screening camps for the local population on common Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) were also held in various HWCs. Meanwhile, in Golaghat, an awareness meeting was held with the Tea Garden Management and Tea Associations on Covid vaccination, to motivate eligible beneficiaries to come forward and get the vaccine. An awareness meet was also held with NCC Cadets who were sensitized on mental health apart from the food habits, importance of physical exercise in their growing years. In Hailakandi district a health check-up camp was organized in the district jail premises for the jail officials and inmates by the district NCD Cell in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority and Sanjeevani 104.