Union Health Minister e-Inaugurates 5 Addiction Treatment Facility Centres from RIHFW B’la

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/19/2021 4:50:25 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Minister also Felicitates COVID-19 Warriors; Calls them as Real Gems of India

Baramulla, September 19: Giving a major fillip to upgrade the integrated healthcare services, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today e-inaugurated 05 Addiction Treatment Facility Centres from Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare Dhobiwan of Baramulla district.

These 05 ATFs, one each for Budgam, Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts will strengthen the existing drug de-addiction mechanism across the valley as they will provide the holistic and integrated treatment to drug addicts.

The minister e-inaugurated these centres in presence of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar, Director Health Services Kashmir, Chief Medical Officer Baramulla among other concerned functionaries.

It is worth here to mention that union health minister was on his two day’s visit to Baramulla district as part of Union government’s special public outreach programme which aimed to evoke public feedbacks at grass root levels besides giving impetus to basic infrastructure by a series of new developmental projects.

Meanwhile, the minister presided over a felicitation ceremony where he felicitated the COVID-19 warriors for their remarkable services which they rendered during the tough circumstances emerged due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister calls them as the real gems of the country who worked tirelessly and selflessly for well-being of the people. He said that their valuable services shall be remembered for generations to come adding that whole nation is indebted to their extraordinary service.

Enlisting various initiatives taken to upgrade the basic infrastructure in health institutions, the minister said that the current government is very keen to provide affordable and inclusive health and medicare services to the people with special focus on weaker and downtrodden sections. He added that under Ayushman Bharat Pariyojana, free and qualitative healthcare services are being provided to the people of J&K besides terming it an evolutionary step taken in health sector. Moreover, he said that costly health expenditure was the main reason for health deprivation which was by and large eliminated after launching the scheme.

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