Health camps for people in drought-hit districts of UP

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Lucknow, Jan 22 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary P K Mishra today said special health Camps would be organised for providing prompt health services to people in nine drought-hit districts of Bundelkhand and Mirzapur divisions.

Mr Mishra said every months, at least eight health camps would be organised in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and four in Community Health Centres (CHCs). However, in urban areas, it would be held regularly till June 30.

He said organisation of Manyawar Kanshiram health camps had already been started in all the urban areas of UP.

Besides health checkup, free distribution of spectacles and nutrition would also be ensured in these camps, he informed.

Mr Mishra directed that chlorine tablets be made available in schools and families for ensuring fresh drinking water to people.

He also directed to install India Mark-II handpumps at PHCs and CHCs and repair sick handpumps.

The Chief Secretary was presiding over an inter-departmental meeting in Lucknow for providing special health services to nine drought affected districts of Bundelkhand and Mirzapur divisions.

He directed the officials of the Revenue, Education, Panchayatiraj, Jal Nigam, Local bodies and ICDS to maintain a coordination with the health department for meeting major requirements along with organisation of health camps and fresh drinking water supply.

He also ordered the senior officials to make a surprise inspection of health camps and ensure their wide ranging publicity among the people so that they could be apprised about all the national health programmes and other facilities being provided by the government.

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