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Make sure health services reach masses: Civil Surgeon

punjab Updated: Mar 28, 2012 17:19 IST
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Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr Balbir Singh has asked district health officials to ensure health services launched by the state government reach the masses.

He was addressing two workshops arranged by health department here.

In an advocacy workshop organised under the banner of National Rural Health Mission, the Civil Surgeon asked officials to ensure reduction in number of deaths of infants and to ensure proper registration and postnatal care of women in the district.

"Free of cost vaccination, Ambulance@108 and many other welfare schemes have been launched by the state government for the welfare of the people. Through commitment only, we can ensure these reach the common people," he said.

In another seminar to spread awareness about tuberculosis, he revealed, "We wish to ensure the 100 per cent detection of TB patients in the district, register them and start their treatment under strict medical supervision to eradicate this disease.

"We are roping in RMP doctors, village health workers and other opinion leaders, so that we can ensure 100 per cent detection in the district," he said.

"During 2011, as many as 1032 cases of Tuberculosis were observed in the district out of which 494 new patients were tested as sputum positive," he revealed.

Addressing the gathering, district TB officer Dr Rajinder Paul informed that they were in touch with private clinics and practitioners also to get their patients registered with the government hospitals.

"More than 60 per cent patients prefer private treatment. By registering, we will ensure their proper surveillance; we will provide free medicines to them. In the meeting with Kapurthala chapter of Indian Medical Association, I have discussed this issue in detail and we hope to get effective output from them," he added.