Haryana’s e-Sanjeevani, wellness centres praised in Lok Sabha: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that a special campaign should be launched to make people aware of eye donation as this donation is truly a divine deed.

Health checkups should be organized for school children at least once a year. Besides this, wide publicity should be done to make the information about the activities, programmes implemented by the National Health Mission, said Khattar while presiding over the 8th General Body meeting of State Health Society, NHM Haryana held late evening on Wednesday.

Health Minister Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister Kamal Gupta and Development and Panchayat Minister Devender Babli were also present at the meeting.

The Chief Minister directed the officers that the meeting of the Governing and General Body of NHM constituted at the district level must be held at least once a year.

Khattar directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department that at least two or three officers should be deputed from the headquarters, who would visit the districts and hold these meetings. A separate engineering wing should be established in the health, education and sports departments.

Health Minister, Anil Vij directed the officers that work should be done at a fast pace to ensure the hospitals’ kitchen facilities so that nutritious food can be made available to the patients and their attendants.  An audit of NHM should be conducted every year. A new variant of COVID-19 has been reported in some places, hence the health department should make necessary arrangements well in advance, said Anil Vij.

Urban Local Bodies Minister Kamal Gupta said that during an eye examination, special attention should also be done for the screening of amblyopia. Amblyopia mostly goes undiagnosed, due to which the eyesight of children becomes weak. He said that it is a vision development disorder, which affects the eyes and brain during infancy and childhood, hence it needs special attention.

The Chief Minister was apprised that 23 eye donation centres have been set up in the state. Two eye banks will also be set up at Karnal and Nuh. A survey of Gurugram, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad and Nuh districts will be conducted with the help of ophthalmologists from AIIMS, under which eye examination of more than 20,000 people will be done. Besides this, the Jyoti app will also be launched in Haryana soon.

The Chief Minister was apprised that the Government of India has accorded administrative approval of Rs.1443.27 crore against the resource envelope of Rs. 1445.13 crores for the financial year 2022-23 and Rs.1012.12 crore for the year 2023-24 against the resource envelope of Rs.1284.14 crore for the year 2022-23. Hence the total amount of Rs 2455.39 crore has been approved for the financial year 2022-24.

The functioning of e-Sanjeevani Health and Wellness Centres gained praise in Lok Sabha

The Chief Minister was apprised that the doctors of Health and Wellness Centres, through a digital medium, are directly consulting the specialist doctors at PGIMER to get their opinions about the various health ailments to ensure better treatment for the patients.  This initiative taken by the State Government has also been praised in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.

It was further informed that 6 Specialized MCH Wings would be set up at Civil Hospitals and Medical College, Nuh at Panchkula, Panipat, Faridabad, Sonipat, and Palwal to provide RMNCAH+N services in the State. The drawings for all the wings of MCH have been approved. The construction work is going on at MCH Panchkula and Panipat. The work of floating tenders for MCH Faridabad is in process.

Haryana’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as per SRS 2020 is 28, which was 41 in 2013.  It has come down significantly by 13 points.  There are 24 Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) along with KMCU, 66 Neo born Stabilization Units (NBSUs), 318 Newborn Care Corners (NBCCs) and 11 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centers (NRCs) in the state.


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