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Integrated Health Campaign Launched In Itanagar

Launching the integrated health campaign (IHC) to check various health issues of the capital denizens at Chimpu, the minister said that the campaign is an opportunity where people could go for free testing for many diseases

Integrated Health Campaign Launched In Itanagar
The campaign will also provide diagnostic facilities for diabetes, hypertension, anaemia, and other ancillary services as needed and subject to resource availability

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang on Monday (August 21) urged the people to avail the health facilities brought to their doorsteps by the state government to test various diseases in a single camp. Launching the integrated health campaign (IHC) to check various health issues of the capital denizens at Chimpu, near here, the minister said that the campaign is an opportunity where people could go for free testing for many diseases.

Appreciating the Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) for spearheading the IHC, he said that the campaign for the first time was conducted in Namsai district this year from February to May which, was a tremendous success. Adding that it is the second leg of the campaign and the third leg would be rolled out soon. He said,

As a result, the Namsai model is replicated all the over the country.

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Emphasising that health is precious, Minister Libang urged the youth to stay away from drugs and alcohol to remain healthy.

Local MLA Techi Kaso in his address said that health is very important for everyone.

The lawmaker asked students to remain alert and aware about various diseases for a healthy life.

APSACS Project Director said the campaign aims at an integrated approach to tackle various ailments that people are facing today. He added,

It is a collaborative effort on the part of all vertical programmes under the Health and Family Welfare department, where the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is providing technical support.

Beneficiaries of the campaign shall receive a wide range of services including, counselling sessions with risk and vulnerability assessments, testing and treatment for tuberculosis (TB), HIV and syphilis testing with appropriate treatment linkages and testing for Hepatitis B and C with relevant treatment linkages.

The campaign will also provide diagnostic facilities for diabetes, hypertension, anaemia, and other ancillary services as needed and subject to resource availability.

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(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – theLGBTQ population,indigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In wake of the currentCOVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water,SanitationandHygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fightmalnutrition, mental wellbeing, self care, science and health,adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues likeair pollution,waste management,plastic ban,manual scavengingand sanitation workers andmenstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India wheretoiletsare used andopen defecation free (ODF)status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched byPrime Minister Narendra Modiin 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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