Ahmedabad, Nov 21 Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced that his government would launch 'Atal Sneh' scheme under which newborns would be tested for birth defects.
Guj CM today launched state-wide annual drive of School Health Prog from Gandhinagar covering around 1.5 cr children across the state pic.twitter.com/6UkR4DFE62— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
Official PR: Gujarat CM announces 'Atal Sneh Yojana' for neonatal care, during the state-wide launching of annual School Health Program pic.twitter.com/B5jyDB7fxt— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
The scheme will be launched on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25, a press release quoted the Chief Minister as saying.
અટલ બિહારી વાજપાઇજીનાં જન્મદીન ૨૫ ડિસ.થી "અટલ સ્નેહ યોજના"ની જાહેરાત, નવજાત શિશુઓના જન્મજાત રોગોનું કરાશે સ્ક્રિનિંગ: @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
ગુજરાત સરકાર નો સંકલ્પ છે નાનપણથી બાળકો રોગ મુક્ત બને અને ભવિષ્યનો સારો નાગરિક બને: @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
Teams comprising doctors, female health workers and officials of child protection department would visit the government as well as private nursing homes and hospitals to check health of all the newborn babies.
શાળા આરોગ્ય કાર્યક્રમ માં 4 લાખ થી વધુ સરકારી કર્મચારીઓ જોડાશે: @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
Rupani, who inaugurated the annual school health check-up drive covering almost 1.5 crore school children in Gujarat's Gandhinagar, said Atal Sneh scheme was aimed at addressing the issue of various birth defects among infants such as neural tube defects, cleft lip, club foot, congenital heart diseases, deafness and Down's syndrome.
Such infants will be regularly monitored by medical officers and female health workers to check the progress of their treatment.
Those having critical condition would be referred to another hospital for better treatment.
CM mentioned that his government is dedicated to poor, deprived and suppressed.
આ સરકાર ગરીબો ને સમર્પિત સરકાર છે. આ સરકાર વંચિતો, સોશિષોતો માટે કામ કરતી સરકાર છે : @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
He also informed that from next month the government will open 500 more Deen Dayal Medicine shops to provide cheap medicines to the people.
આવતાં મહિના થી વધુ 500 પં. દિનદયાળ સસ્તી દવાઓ નાં સ્ટોર્સ શરુ કરવામાં આવશે - @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
He further added that the government is going to bring in new health policy that will help increase the number of super specialist hospitals in the state.
ગુજરાત સરકાર નવી હેલ્થ પોલીસી લાવી રહી છે જેનાથી સુપર સ્પેશ્યાલિસ્ટ હોસ્પિટલ વધે તેવી પ્રયત્ન રહેશે: @vijayrupanibjp— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) 21 November 2016
(With agency inputs)