Bengaluru: The Karnataka authorities will take up a 15-day well being marketing campaign ranging from Saturday, which occurs to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, until October 2, mentioned State Well being Minister Dr Ok Sudhakar on Friday. The initiative goals to create consciousness among the many folks of Karnataka ranging from kids to the elders, Sudhakar mentioned in a press release. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate the marketing campaign at Bangalore Medical School and Analysis Institute, the Minister mentioned.
In the course of the marketing campaign, he added that screening of varied well being parameters and illnesses shall be lined at healthcare amenities ranging from major well being sub-centres to super-speciality hospitals. Varied exams shall be carried out together with anaemia, thyroid, audiometry, cataract and different non-communicable illnesses.
Moreover, the marketing campaign will push to vaccinate kids, enhance the speed of vaccination for the booster dose of COVID-19 which is at the moment at 20 per cent, encourage blood donation and organ donation pledges, distribute Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka playing cards and lift consciousness concerning the significance of basic check-ups and common testing for non-communicable illnesses, the Minister mentioned.
“There may be little or no consciousness amongst folks about many illnesses, authorities schemes and testing amenities at PHCs. An individual would possibly really feel that he/she is match simply by look, however, consciousness must be created that he/she must get examined for illnesses equivalent to diabetes and hypertension,” Sudhakar mentioned.
In the course of the 15-day interval, it has been focused to distribute one crore Ayushman Bharat playing cards, the Minister mentioned including, at the moment, 35 lakh playing cards have been distributed in Karnataka.