Kaliapani,,19/06/19: BIPF a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing ofIMFA organised a mobile health check-up camp at Gainsira Hamlet of Gurujang village ward no. 10. Gurujang village is adopted village of IMFA that comes under Kaliapani Grama Panchayat. Each month one mobile health check-up camp is being organised in Gurujang village. Total 49 patients vizilarly women, children, old people and other villagers were treated by Imfa in-house doctor Dr.Sabyasachi Mohapatra, paramedical staffs and free medicines distributed. The program was organised in presence of local youth leader Asish kumar. Jena, Naib Sarapanch Motilal Mohanta, Ward Member Shyam Sundar Mohanta and Gopal Behera. The Camp was attended by Ramesh Chandra Sahoo in-charge IT department of IMFA.
The entire camp was successfully organized by BIPF and Public Relation department of IMFA. The officials from IMFA Jagan Mohan Mallick, Sandeep Mishra, Ansuman Mohapatra and Deepak Mohanty, Purna Mahanta, Hemalata Mahanta from BIPF organized the successful functioning of the camp.
Patna,16/06/19: The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has risen to 80 in Muzaffarpur district in Bihar, latest reports said on Sunday.
The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has reached Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur to take stock of the situation. The minister has reviewed public health measures to check the spread of AES.
He has assured that all measures are being taken to tackle the disease. The Centre was constantly monitoring the situation, the minister added.
Reports said doctors claimed that the deaths are caused due to the combined effect of AES and severe heat in the state.
Meanwhile, as many as 25 people have died due to severe heat wave in the state.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 lakh each to families of those who have died due to the disease.
Earlier, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey said the authorities were doing the best to contain the spread of the disease.
Muzaffarpur,16/06/19:The encephalitis death toll has risen to 84 in Bihar on Sunday. The state continues to grapple with the deadly disease and heat wave condition.
With three more deaths from Muzaffarpur, the death toll in the district has gone up to 84.
Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent at the government hospital Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), said three more deaths due to Encephalitis Syndrome in the hospital has increased the toll.
Doctors blamed the present heat wave condition to aggravate AES. Bihar is currently reeling under scorching heat that has claimed the lives of least 25 people.
The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has arrived in the state capital on Sunday to review public health measures for containment and management of the AES.
Angul,14/06/19:On the occasion of World Blood Donors Day Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) in association with the Odisha Blood Bank, Angul organised a voluntary blood donation camp at its plant premises in Angul today. JSPL's officers and workers came forward to donate their blood generously. Total 43 units of blood were collected in the camp.
On this occasion, the Chairman of JSPL Mr. Naveen Jindal, also reached out to mass through various social networking sites and thanked the blood donors. He also requested others to donate blood generously.
"Volunteer blood donors are the silent supporters of humanity and I really appreciate them for their generous attitude. JSPL always encourages such kind of social activities and volunteer blood donation is a part of corporate culture at JSPL, said the Chief Operating Officer of JSPL Mr. Pankaj Gautam.
District Blood Bank Officer Dr. Biswajeet Samal, has also appreciated the efforts of JSPL and said “Safe blood is an important factor in saving precious lives. Collection of these 43 blood units, especially in summer, would be very helpful to save several lives”.
Apart from this occasion, JSPL also organizes two more volunteer blood donation camps at its premises every year to contribute to the blood requirement of Angul District Blood bank. So far JSPL has provided more than 1000 blood units by organizing such camps at regular interval.
Dr. Krushna Prasad Behera, Chief Medical Officer of JSPL and Mrs. Puspalata Satapathy, GM-CSR and other departmental heads actively participated with their respective team to maximize the number of volunteer blood donors to cater the blood requirement in this scorching summer.
Rayagada,11/06/19: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram(RBSK) is one of the flagship programmes of National Health Mission(NHM) of GOI implemented through Health & Family Welfare Deptt, Govt of Odisha. It is an initiative to improve child survival & quality of life through a systemic approach to early identification of 4Ds: Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies and Developmental delays including Disabilities in children 0 to 18 years of age. This ensures free management and treatment including surgical interventions at tertiary level through dedicated Mobile Health Teams(MHT) at Block levels.
Major tasks of RBSK MHT include screening of 4Ds of young children between 0-18 years in Anganwadi Centres(AWC)-twice a year, Govt School- once a year & Residential School- quarterly once. The District Early Intervention Centre(DEIC) has registered 3346 cases of 4Ds, mostly birth deficiencies and developmental delay cases excluding 68 adolescent & 129 other cases. The achievement percentage of treatment for 4Ds is 72% where 68 adolescent & 129 other cases are not taken into account. DEIC has facilitated successful operation of 38 cleft & palate, 10 burn contracture, 44 cataract, 47 Congenital Heart Disease(CHD), 38 club foot cases. Apart from this 46 cases of CT scan, glaucoma, Eye deformity, Hernia, Myofibroma, etc. These kind of tertiary facilities were availed from premiere health institutions of Odisha namely SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Hitech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, LV Prasad Eye Institute(LVPEI), Bhubaneswar, Sri Satya Sai Heart Hospitals, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Appolo Hospitals, NIRTAR, Olatapur, Sahid Laxman Nayak Hospital & Medical College, Capital Hospital, etc. The District Health Mission under the leadership of Collector Sri Pramod Kumar Behera, CDMO Sri Saktibrata Mohanty and District Project Manager(DPM) Sri Rajesh Pattanaik is thus actualizing the health strategy in a mission mode.
There are 11 blocks in Rayagada. While with two MHTs per block, the district is supposed to have 22 MHTs; but as per the information of Sri Rajesh Pattanaik, District Programme Manager, NHM, Rayagada, there are only 14 MHTs in position and out of this only 12 are functioning. Hence only 55% of MHTs are functioning. An MHT is supposed to have one male Ayush doctor, one female Ayush doctor, an ANM and a pharmacist. Accordingly these functioning MHTs should have 60 staffs. Unfortunately there are only 26 staffs making it to only 43%. If the whole district is taken into account, it is mere 24%. With this meager staff position, the achievement level in screening for AWWs for the year 2018-19 is 70% and for schools it is 79%. The treatment percentage is 72%. Hence, with the existing staffs, delivery is three times.
“Doing three times of the task assigned to them is just marvelous. On the other hand, draining this kind of energy from the existing health staff may also hamper the quality as they are always in run. The authorities at upper echelon must understand the basic need of the local people and provide adequate staff in the district. There is no point having romantic health schemes without sufficient technical staff at the ground level”, said Sri Sashi Bhusan Hota of Hota Clinic of Rayagada.
Berhampur dated 8th June 2019: Lifestyle alteration has lead to increase in occurrence of metabolic disorders including Diabetes, Hypertension and cholesterol problems across the globe and India in general. Busy work schedule, sedentary lifestyle, lack of regular physical exercise and associated professional stress has lead to substantial rise in these disorders especially among govt service holders. Keeping this in view, Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur has undertaken an effort for increasing awareness and testing of common lifestyle disorders for these staff.
In this regard, workshops followed by screening were conducted for staff of Berhmapur Sub collectorate under the guidance of Sri Digant Routray, Subcollector and DRDA, (District Rural Development Authority), Chhatrapur under Sri Siddharth Shankar Swain, Project Director, Ganjam. In these workshops, Dr Sunil Kota explained to the staff about symptoms, complications, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid and cholesterol problems. The interactive question and answer sessions were followed by testing for blood sugar, blood pressure, thyroid, nerve function, urine test for micral (indicator of kidney dysfunction). Around 40 people from sub collector office and 50 people from DRDA office got benefited from this program. Lastly for both the programs Sub collector Sri Digant Routray and PD Sri Siddharth Shankar Swain thanked Dr Sunil Kota for his responsible deed towards betterment of society.
Bhubaneswar,05/16/19: A day after a delegation from the Centre held discussion with Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das over implementation of Government of India’s flagship health protection scheme, Ayushman Bharat– Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan today urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to join the programme.
The Union Health Minister shot off a letter to Patnaik in this regard. Besides, the Minister has also wrote to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Telangana, and West Bengal urging them to join the health protection scheme.
He spoke with Arvind Kejriwal, Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee, respective Chief Ministers of Delhi, Odisha and West Bengal and will also speak to K. Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana, an official release said.
Taking stock of the situation of the three States and one Union Territory (UT) that are yet to join the Government of India in implementing AB-PMJAY, he said, “It is important that the benefits of the visionary scheme like Ayushman Bharat should reach all deprived and vulnerable people in the country. I will make all efforts to convince the remaining states and UT to bring the benefits of the scheme to their people and ensure that no eligible person is deprived of these benefits.”
In his letter, the Union Health Minister said that it is due to clear and transparent processes, ease of access and benefits to a large section of the poor population that 32 states and UTs have accepted the scheme. The scheme has been is running successfully providing financial protection to crores of people.
Urging them to join the scheme, Harsh Vardhan argued that the states would gain resources, national portability, state-of-the-art technological platforms, implementation systems and world-class analytics systems at no additional cost. They will also benefit from a well-proven fraud monitoring and control system and exchange of key learnings and best practices of other states towards equitable healthcare. The Union Health Minister made it clear that financial resources will be made available to the States with adequate flexibility in the spirit of cooperative federalism.
He pointed out that implementing AB-PMJAY would prove highly beneficial for not just the State but equally importantly to its people and all stakeholders. The ultimate beneficiary of this collaboration will be poor and vulnerable people. Due to the portability of services, the states will gain from the nationwide network of hospitals and will also help provide services in their own state to those from outside their states, he elaborated.
He assured full support and cooperation to States in aligning their own schemes with Ayushman Bharat.
Talcher,(Kanhia),31/05/19:World No Tobacco day was celebrated at NTPC Kaniha today. On this occasion, Dr R K Mishra, CMO ,NTPC Hospital and Sr specialist, Dr S K Pujari and site in charge Sri S Behera addressed the workers in Dry Ash Disposal system construction site about the hazards of Tobacco use.
It was followed by a pledge to quit Tobacco and 30 workers registered their names who are willing to do so. Later similar oath taking function was also conducted at NTPC Hospital which was participated by doctors and staff in large numbers. NTPC Kaniha has started a tobacco deaddiction centre at its hospital campus , those who like to quit tobacco are counselled for healthy life.