Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Vikas Kundal Thursday stressed upon the Health Department of district Kargil to organize female sterilisation programme and seminar on Hypertension and Diabetes diseases at block level in the district.The instruction in this regard was given by the Deputy Commissioner in a meeting convened to review and discuss various issues of District Health Society under National Health Mission (NHM) here today.The meeting discussed physical and financial progress of 1st Quarter 2018-19, centrally sponsored schemes, review of infant-maternal death, MR vaccine campaign, National De-worming Day reports from the block, vacancy position under various schemes and HBNC kit for ASHAs out of bank interest at the rate of Rs 6 lakh.Taking stock of the facilities of blood banks in health institutions of the district, the Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned to install blood bank at the health centres of Sankoo and Drass immediately.A detailed discussion was also held on National Programme for Control of Blindness and the DC directed the Chief Education Officer Kargil to prepare schedules for conducting of eye checkups of students in all government as well as private schools.Physical status of Leprosy Control programme was also discussed. While discussing the child delivery cases, the DC asked all the Block Medical Officers to furnish a report regarding stillbirths with details of the cause of death, low birth weight and lack of nutrition of their mother.
The Deputy Commissioner also called for close coordination between ICDS, Social Welfare and health departments.The meeting also briefed about the Nursing Training School and it was informed that an amount of Rs 5 crore has been incurred on the project and the building is nearing completion. The Deputy Commissioner asked the executing agency J&K Housing to speed up the pace of work on the building and complete it within the stipulated time.Giving details of the progress and the activities of the department, the Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Ibrahim Hussain informed the meeting through power presentation that under RNTCP during the 1st Quarter 2018-2019. It was also informed in the meeting that Rs 30.46 lakh was incurred during 2017-2018 under RNTCP.It was informed that under RCH Flexi Pool, an amount of Rs 6.62 lakh were incurred under JSY, Rs 1.60 under JSSK and Rs 7.59 under programme Management Unit during the 1st quarter 2018-19 while as Rs 2.65 lakh was incurred on ASHAs incentives, Rs 111 lakhs on human resources.The meeting was attended by the Chief Education Officer, Kargil, MohdMussa, Assistant Director Information, Abdul Ahad Bhat, all Block Medical Officers, District Programme Manager, District Social Welfare Officer and other concerned para-medical staff.