Rajouri : District Level Centre for Woman Rajouri, – Ministry of Women & Child Development, today organised an awareness programme on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign (BBBP) in collaboration with the Health Department, here at Himalayan Degree college, Thandikassi.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamim Bhatti, delivered the key note address. She made the gathering aware about various health related schemes like Janani Suraksha Yojna, Janni Shishu Suraksha Kendra, PC and PNDT act and Ayushman bharat. She appealed the people to act as whistle blowers against the illegal sex determination and said that the identity of person reporting the same will be kept hidden and he will be rewarded a cash prize Rs 50,000. She also stressed on people to cooperate in covid vaccination drive being conducted in the district. She said that awareness plays key role in improving the health care for which department seeks to empower communities, medical professionals and patients with appropriate tools , information and skills , so that they can make high quality informed decision on prevention.
Women Welfare Officer, Dr. Anum Mirza highlighted salient features of BBBP campaign, Sukanaya Samridhi Yojna , Janani Suraksha Yojana, Ujjwala, OSC, Women safety Laws, Domestic Violence Act 2005, PC & PNDT Act 1994, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013, Women Helpline No. 181 ,Zero FIR, Virtual powers of women, women welfare schemes and various scholarships being provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the dangerous consequences of declining Child Sex Ratio,.
She further said that “Empowerment includes the action of raising the status of women through education, raising awareness, literacy, and training and also give training related to self defense”. Dr. Anum also acted as the Stage Secretary for the said awareness programme.
Child Development Programme Officer, Manjakote Najma laid emphasis on Anganwadi centes. She said that these centres provide basic health care in a village. It is a part of Indian public health care system. The centres may be used as depots for basic medicine and contraceptives. She further exhorted that Angadwadi centres have basic health care activities like contraceptives counselling and supply, nutrition education, health education, immunization and health checkup. These centres also provide proper care to pregnant women and their newly born babies.
Dr. Sumit Bakshi (Medical Officer) informed the students and staff of college about the benefits of Prime Minister Bhartiya Jan Aaushadhi Pariyojna and said that the scheme was launched by the department of pharmaceutical, Govt. Of India to provide quality medicine at affordable prices to the masses through the special kendras.
PMBJP have been setup to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs, he said. He urged the gathering to visit these Kendras and avail the benefit, as Medicines are available at affordable prices in these kendras and is boon for the society.
District Coordinator of Mahila Shakti Kendra Rajouri Miss Sanjana Thakur and Mrs. Nazma Sheikh alongwith National Youth Corps Miss Rabia Kouser were also present during the program.