JAMMU, JULY 22
Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr Sham Lal Sharma today inaugurated a blood donation camp at Saint Nirankari Bhawan, Domana, Purkhoo organized by PG Department of immune-haematology and Blood Transfusion medicines in collaboration with J&K State AIDS Prevention Control Society.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sham said that the government was keen to improve the health care facilities in the state by making available well trained and specialist doctors in remotest health institutions. He said the state is fast progressing on the front of health services and the day is not for away when the people even in far off villages can avail specialized consultancy at their doorsteps. He also said the government has purchased full-fledged blood donation mobile Van with modern facilities to facilitate the people willing to serve the noble cause.
The Minister said that recent 2010-11 report showing substantial decrease in state's male-female sex ratio is an eye opener and time has come to strictly implement the PC&PNDT Act. He asked the people particularly youths to extend their cooperation in this regard. He said that our state is the only state which provides 92% health care facilities in public sector. He also said all health institution has been directed to provide free ambulance and medicines to BPL families and senior citizens and poor people.
Appreciating the efforts of Saint Nirankari Bhawan, Domana for organizing such type of blood donation camps, Mr Sham said that the government is keen to promote this type of practice particularly in the field of healthcare. He said that government wants massive participation of private health institutions as well as local organizations in providing better healthcare services like blood donation camp and supplement government efforts in this regard. He hoped that Saint Nirankari Mission and other such organizations will expand their activities in future also with added zeal and dedication. He appealed the youth to come forward and donate blood to save precious lives.
The Minister said that blood donation is a noble cause and people should donate it voluntarily for saving the precious lives. He said to meet the huge demand of blood in various government and private hospital, a systematic mechanism is required and this could be possible with the help of cross sections of the society. He said students are the real ambassadors and they can help a lot in motivating others for this noble cause. He also highlighted the achievements of the coalition government during the past over three and half years in the health sector.
Among others, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Madhu Kullar, Mission Director NRHM, Dr Yash Paul Sharma, Controller Drugs, Mr Satish Gupta, senior doctors from GMC and zonal incharge Nirankari Mission, Sardar Ajeet Singh, Area Incharge Mr Sansar Chand and Domana Bhawan Incharge (Mukhi), Mr Purshotam Singh were present on the occasion.