As per the directives of the Public Health Department of the Government of Maharashtra, the 'Jagaruk Palk, Sanbharat Balak' campaign is being implemented from February 9 in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) area for the health and safety of children.
During this campaign, a comprehensive health checkup of boys and girls in the age group of 0 to 18 years of NMMC will be conducted. To effectively implement this campaign in the civic jurisdiction municipal commissioner Rajesh Narvekar formed a city task force.
Campaign will be implemented for eight weeks
Under this campaign, health screening of all boys and girls in the age group of 0 to 18 years will be conducted, providing preventive and curative health facilities to them. Efforts will be made to provide counselling facilities for safe and sound health. Starting from February 9, the campaign will be implemented for the next eight weeks i.e. 45 to 48 days, and in this, the children will be given further treatment if required after the examination.
Training of all medical officers, health workers, nurses, school coordinators and Asha volunteers has been completed for the campaign. Similarly, a daily inspection action plan has been prepared according to the civic primary health centre.
A wide publicity campaign has been carried out to convey information about the campaign to the citizens. Different media like banners, hoardings and announcements are being used.
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