Assam observes World Health Day, confers award to health institutes
The health minister of Assam along with dignitaries from the National Health Mission were present at the event
April 7 is observed as the World Health Day globally. On this day, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly.
Since then, the main reason behind observance of this day is to spread awareness about the overall health and well-being of people.
The first World Health Day was held on April 7, 1950.
This year the theme declared by the WHO is "OUR PLANET OUR HEALTH". This year's theme calls for an urgent watch on the overall health practices which we are doing. It also engulfs the ways we are treating nature. Studies say that yearly more than 13 million deaths occur due to preventable environmental causes.
The most important concept which is associated with World Health Day is that health is not only about a good physic or merely absence of any disease but it is also the happy mind and emotionally satisfied being.
In this programme, named as Kayakalp, NQAS and LaQshya Award Ceremony, awards were given to various health institutions at the district and primary levels for both the financial years 2020 and 2021Observing the same, an award function was organized by the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the National Health Mission at the Assam Administrative Staff College at Khanapara. The occasion was graced by the health minister of Assam, Keshab Mahanta along with Dr Lakshmanan S (Mission Director, NHM, Assam), Mrs Pomi Baruah (NHM), Avinash Joshi (Principle Secretary, NHM) and a few more.
In this programme, named as Kayakalp, NQAS and LaOshya Award Ceremony, awards were given to various health institutions at the district and primary levels for both the financial years 2020 and 2021.
Among the awardees were the Abhayapuri CHE team from Bongaigaon, Chabukdhora CHE team from Morigaon, Kolgosia Civil Hospital from Barpeta, Sonapur Civil Hospital and many more under different categories.
Addressing the people at the hall, Keshab Mahanta first extended his gratitude towards the health workers throughout the state. He then highlighted that the state is soon going to get 6 super specialty hospitals. Along with that all the Buniyadi Swastha Kendras will be upgraded to the Mini Sub Centres. He also amphasised the need of caring towards the nature as it directly influences the quality of human life.
Dr Lakshmanan S added that in relation to Covid, Assam have almost completed 100% of the first dose and 90% of the population have been vaccinated with the second dose. It was added that for today's award ceremony, out of 275 of the health institutions, 156 have qualified for the KayaKalp Award.
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