KISHTWAR, JANUARY 05, 2021: District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today reviewed progress of District under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, Sehat Scheme and to review the preparations for the Plus Polio Immunisation program and COVID-19 vaccination roll out, here at District level Task Force meeting.

The meeting was attended by the Joint Director planning, Mohd Iqbal; Chief Medical officer, Dr R S Manhas; District Immunisation Officer, Dr Chander Prakash; BMO Dachhan, Anil Sharma; BMO Chhatroo, Dr Kahaniya Sharma; BMO Kishtwar, Sat Lal; DM CSC, Suman Kumar besides other officials of health department.

Reviewing the progress under the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Sehat scheme, the DDC directed the Chief Medical Officer to spread awareness about the scheme in the district to encourage people to avail the benefits of the scheme. The DM, CSC was asked to ensure 100% registration in the scheme and distribution of the approved health cards.

Discussions about the modalities for the smooth and effective conduct of the plus polio immunisation on Jan 17, 2021 and COVID-19 vaccination roll out in the district were also held.

The DDC informed that the immunisation materials along with allied logistics will be dispatched to block headquarters of the far flung Dachhan, Marwah and Warwan area through choppers.

He further sought the list of teams of teachers and other supporting staff who shall be deployed for this immunisation program by today so that they could be deputed on their duties in time.

On the issues of the completion of the construction work of 40 Health and wellness centres across the district, he direct the ACD to expedite the pace of work and complete the pending works in the stipulated time frame.

The CMO informed that the department is going to conduct Dry run for COVID-19 Vaccination in Kishtwar town, Chatroo and Paddar on Jan 5, 2020 and in this regard sought the participation of all the departments.

The CMO and ACD were further impressed upon to work in tandem and conduct awareness and sensitisation programmes about the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Sehat scheme across the district in collaboration with PRIs so that people could be benefited from the same.