SRINAGAR: The Department of Community Medicine (SPM), Government Medical College, Srinagar, on Monday started an extensive house-to-house survey in Fakir Gujri, a tribal area of Dara, Harwan, here.
According to an official statement issued here, the move comes under field practice area of the GMC. The survey is carried out to do a health profile of all inhabitants.
“The teams comprising of 130 doctors, interns, and medical students, visited around 200 households on first day of the survey and shall rate and grade around 350 households on water purification, sanitation, ante-natal care, immunisation, indoor air-pollution, etc,” the statement said.
It said the families are provided with health-folders for record management and a referral centre has been established at Health Centre, Fakir Gujri, for one week with laboratory, ophthalmology and pharmacy support.
“Health screening and awareness camps will be conducted during the week. Seven schools in the area will be visited for health check-ups, detection of disorders, and deficiencies, coupled with awareness programmes on health and hygiene including safe-hand practices. Efforts will be on mass deworming of school children also,” it said.
As per statement, the comprehensive health activities are supported by NSS unit, CMO Srinagar J&K, NHM Srinagar. ‘This is an innovative programme where doctors are visiting the houses to assess and profile the health in families and proactively suggest measures for health promotion and disease prevention,’ Dr Muhammad Salim Khan, HOD Community Medicine, said.