As part of efforts to spread health awareness among adolescents, the civil hospital has re-launched the Adolescent Friendly Centre.
The facility, which is part of the state-level Adolescent Reproduction and Sexual Health (ARSH) programme, will hold training sessions for two peer educators from every block of the district by three block extension educators (BEE) in the hospital.
“They will then help educate adolescents in their respective villages,” said Dr Sunita Rathee, head of the ARSH programme.
This health service started long time back but was not properly functional. It has been now re-launched to cater exclusively to the needs of adolescents, cutting across all parts of society.
The re-launch aims to provide broad range of preventive, promotive and curative services under one roof and ensure better availability, accessibility and utilisation of health services, officials decided in a meeting held in Panchkula on May 19.
It is situated in the civil hospital’s gynaecology department, will include Dr Neeraj Mehta, skin specialist, Dr Poonam and Dr Sunita Sharma.