Jamshedpur: Health Minister Banna Gupta has emphasised the government’s relentless commitment to providing accessible healthcare facilities to all segments of society, especially the marginalized. The Block Swasthya Mela serves as a crucial initiative in this endeavor. The Minister also underscored the state government’s efforts to expand the reach of the Ayushman Card scheme, which aims to benefit a significant portion of the population. To date, the scheme has reached over 1.22 crore people, with an ambitious target of 2.79 crore beneficiaries.
Gupta, marked a momentous occasion as he inaugurated the state-level Block Swasthya Mela in East Singhbhum district. The event, which took place at Gandhi Maidan in Mango, witnessed the presence of several dignitaries, including Zilla Parishad President, Vice President, Deputy Development Commissioner, and Civil Surgeon, among others.
Gupta praised the dedicated work of grassroots healthcare workers, including Sahiya Didis, who play a pivotal role in advancing the healthcare system. He expressed gratitude to all health workers working tirelessly to serve the community. The Minister also commended the efforts made in implementing the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act and stressed the need for its continued reinforcement.
The Minister addressed the ongoing efforts to combat diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, assuring the public of the government’s readiness to provide support. He highlighted the importance of various public welfare and health schemes in enhancing health management in the region.
During the ceremony, outstanding Sahiyas were honored for their exemplary work in various healthcare aspects. The awards included recognition for institutional deliveries, Ayushman Card enrollment, malaria control, leprosy patient care, and more. These dedicated individuals received well-deserved acknowledgment for their contributions to community health.
Gupta also visited various stalls at the health fair, where he encouraged healthcare personnel to provide services to as many people as possible. He stressed the importance of conducting tests and connecting individuals with appropriate medical care when needed. The health fairs, which are being organized in blocks from September 14th to September 18th, 2023, aim to screen and treat a wide range of non-communicable and communicable diseases, ensuring the well-being of the local population.
The state-level Block Swasthya Mela and its associated initiatives reflect the government’s unwavering commitment to improving healthcare access and outcomes for the people of Jharkhand.