Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi said here today that the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will launch ‘Him Suraksha Campaign’ on 24th November, 2020 from the historic Ridge Maidan. He said that this campaign will be launched from 25th November to 27th December 2020 throughout the State in collaboration with Ayurveda, Women & Child Development, Panchayati Raj Departments, District administration and various NGOs. He said that under this campaign, health workers would collect door-to-door information of all the symptoms for the diseases like COVID-19, tuberculosis, leprosy, sugar and high blood pressure etc.
Amitabh Awasthi said that for this campaign about 8000 teams would be formed. Each team would have two members. Information of various symptoms of COVID-19, tuberculosis, leprosy, sugar and high blood pressure diseases will be collected through a mobile application. If any symptom is found in any person, samples would also be collected for further investigation. He said that under this campaign free treatment facility will also be provided to all.
He said that if anyone has any symptoms of COVID-19 like cold, cough, fever, loss of taste or smell, difficulty in breathing, etc. they must share their information with the health worker coming at their home and get their checkup done as per the requirement. He said that if someone has symptoms like cough, fever, sputum bleeding, weight loss and chest pain, etc for more than two weeks they must provide their sputum samples. Similarly, if someone is suffering from diseases like sugar, blood pressure, asthma, cancer etc., they must also share their information so that all such people could be specially monitored.
He further said that the cases of COVID-19 are constantly increasing in the state but there is no need to panic as sufficient quantity of all types of health related facilities are available in the state. He urged people to adopt regular safe practices to increase immunity and to ensure early screening of COVID-19 without panicking so that chances of infection could be controlled and if the report was found positive the person could be isolated on time.
He said that to contain the spread of virus people should strictly follow the guidelines of central as well as state government issued from time to time. He urged people to follow the social distancing norms, using face mask while going out of home and use of hand sanitizer. He said to avoid touching nose, eyes and mouth without washing hands properly.