Health authorities mark health anniversary with walkathon
Dimapur, Sep. 24 (EMN): As part of the National Health Mission’s anniversary commemoration of the health programme ‘Ayushman Bharat,’ a walkathon was flagged off by additional deputy commissioner of Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi, on September 19 in Kohima.
The walkathon was from the Naga Hospital Authority premises to the Paramedical Training Institute, a press release that was received here on Monday from the health authorities stated.
The inaugural function of the ‘Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara’ was conducted at the Paramedical Training Institute.
Dr. Hoito Sema, deputy chief medical officer addressed the event. He said the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) is a centrally sponsored scheme.
“It is an umbrella of two major health initiatives, namely Health and wellness centres and national health protection scheme.”
Special guest of the event, Lithrongla Tongpi said in her speech that the AB-PMJAY was a ‘privilege for marginal group where the government has given the best scheme for the under privileged group in reaching the health services by availing cashless benefits.’
“The beneficiaries who can avail services from any empanelled government or private hospital across the country was also mentioned by special guest and thanking the Health & Family Welfare department for organising the event,” the press release stated. The official was stated to have talked about the ban on single-use plastic from October 1. In this regard, she urged the officials to educate the community about it.
The integrated community sensitisation and beneficiary identification drive was conducted, the press release stated. About 124 beneficiaries availed services, the updates informed.