GANDERBAL: One day sensitization/training programme regarding communicable diseases and roles and responsibilities of PRIs to achieve the objectives of various centrally sponsored communicable diseases programmes was today held at Townhall, here.
DDC Chairperson Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq was Chief Guest on the occasion and President Municipal Council Ganderbal, Hilal Ahmad also graced the occasion.
CMO Ganderbal Dr Afroza Shah in her inaugural speech welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and stressed about the theme of the workshop.
The participants included DDCs, BDCs, Sarpanches and Panches of the district.
DDC Chairperson, Nuzhat Ishfaq while signifying the importance of the workshop said that PRIs have to play an important role in sensitising the masses to adopt better health practices and sensitise the general public about the importance of improving upon the hygiene and sanitation for better and quality health standards.
President Municipal Council Ganderbal, Hilal Ahmad highlighted the importance of understanding the workload on health care workers and the role of PRIs in working shoulder to shoulder for improving health care services pan district.
Dr Talat Jabeen, State Surveillance Officer Kashmir in her speech emphasized that till PRIs and other stakeholders do not participate actively, the goal of various national sponsored health care schemes cannot be obtained
The resource person on this occasion were Dr Mansoor Wani (District Epidemiologist) and Dr Rifat Khan (Medical Officer, MD SPM) who sensitised the participants about various communicable diseases and the role of PRIs in assisting the health department to improve upon the health indices and well being of inhabitants of the district.
The workshop was organised by the DPM unit of CMO Ganderbal under the supervision of CMO Ganderbal.