Director Health asks people not to panic over HMFD outbreak, leads cleanliness drive in SDH Pampore

PAMPORE: Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather visited Sub District Hospital Pampore where he lead a massive cleanliness drive under ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ on Sunday.
Block Medical Officer Pampore Dr Asima Nazir, RMO Dr Bilal Ahmad, doctors, health workers and all staff members took part in the drive which was carried to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
The Director Health Services Kashmir also distributed sweets among the sanitary workers and staff members and urged them for ensuring cleanliness of the hospital premises.
The Cleanliness drives under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ marked the celebrations of birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi Ji also held in all the health centres of medical block Pampore, BMO Pampore Dr Asima Nazir told Kashmir Reader.
“Today is 2nd October which is the birthday of Gandhi Ji, on this day we carried a Swach Bharat drive in all blocks of Kashmir Zone, “ Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather told Kashmir Reader, adding that this say reminds us to maintain cleanliness at workplace and at home.
He impressed up staff members of Sub district hospital Pampore, where he lead a Swach Bharat drive, for keeping washrooms and hospital surroundings neat and clean.
Director Health Services Kashmir Mushtaq Ahmad Rather while talking to Kashmir Reader said that they received reports of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease reported from a school in Srinagar.
“This is a mild viral infection commonly found in children from 3 to 5 years of age,” he said, adding that best way to deal with this infection is isolated suspected cases and not allow them to mingle with normal kids either in school or at home till they recover.
“Cleanliness and proper hygiene is must to keep the disease at bay,” he said, adding that this is a self remitting disease.
He advised people not to panic.
“We held zonal meetings so far we received reports from a single school, there is no need to panic, people should take precautionary measures to keep their children safe,” he said.

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