Srinagar, May 24: Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today inaugurated a health camp for elderly people here at UPHC Batamaloo.
At the health camp, 200 patients having aged more than 60 years with different ailments were seen in the camp. On the occasion, the director gave a counselling session to the kin of the patients and stressed about caring elderly people at home.
The camp was attended by different specialities which included Geriatric Specialists, Psychiatry, ENT, ophthalmology, dietician and physiotherapist.
The directorate has constituted a team of geriatric care specialists vide order: Est/3/1-133/0224-28 which include Dr Murassa Shamshad and Dr Saqiba Afzal and Dr Zubair have been assigned to monitor the functioning of Geriatric Care Program under NPHCE throughout Kashmir valley.
Pertinent to mention that 10 beds have been allotted to each district hospital which were earlier inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Logistics for the said camp was provided by CMO Srinagar Dr Jameeel Ahmad Mir and ZMO Batamaloo, Dr Sameena Jan.
Later, people of Batamaloo and its adjoining areas hailed the efforts of Director Health Services Kashmir and requested him to continue such camps it in the future as well.
Spokesperson DHSK, Dr Mir Mushtaq said that as the population of elderly is increasing and is set to double by 2025, these health camps for elderly population are the need of the hour and aimed to make people aware about need of geriatric care.
THE ADMINISTRATION OF UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
DIRECTORATE OF HEALTH SERVICES KASHMIR
DHSK reviews Amarnath Yatra preparations
Srinagar, May 24: Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today chaired a meeting of officers and officials to review the preparations ahead of this years’ Amarnath Yatra.
The meeting was attended by Nodal Officers of Amarnath Yatra, officers of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, Engineers from Mechanical Engineering Division (MED) besides other officials of health department.
During meeting, the director took review of the health care arrangements being made for this year’s Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage while discussions and deliberations were also held with the concerned officers.
Dr MA Rather interacted with officers and directed them to put in place all the arrangements before the commencement of Yatra and there should be no laxity of any kind in providing basic health care facilities to yatris.
He further directed them that all the logistics should be put in place well in advance before June and also directed that first aid arrangements should be started both at Balthal and Pahalgam routes at the earliest possible time.
The director directed the concerned officers to procure all the required drugs and necessary machinery equipment well in time so that the pilgrims face no difficulties.
Like every year, the directorate will deploy hundreds of health care workers for Yatra duties and in order to provide the best medical services to the devotees at make-shift hospitals.