Panaji: April 19, 2022

Chairman GTDC and Sanvordem MLA Dr. Ganesh Gaonkar today urged the people to avail utmost benefits of the various Health Services
provided by the Government at rural level there by realizing the movement of Health for All in its true sense.

MLA Dr. Gaonkar was speaking at the inaugural programme of Block Health Mela organised by Directorate of Health Services at Primary
Health Centre –Pilliem Dharbandora as a part of celebration of `Azadi ka Amrit Mahostav` which coincided with 4th Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centre.

Speaking further MLA Dr.Gaonkar lauded Dharbandora PHC for its tireless efforts in providing unique health service to rural people.
Lamenting on incidents of violence against doctors and medical staff, Dr.Gaonkar appealed to the people for their cooperation and support while delivering better health services. He also lauded Directorate of Health Services for organising Health Mela for Dharbandora Block.

Heath Officer of Dharbandora PHC Dr. Sandesh Madkaikar informing about various Health services provided at the level of Primary Health Centre said that Health Melas at Block level plays a crucial role in early diagnosis of diseases which in turn helps to administer appropriate treatment thereby saving the patient from unwarranted complications.

Panch Member Shri.Ramnath Dangui also spoke on the occasion. ZP Member, Dharbandora Smt.Sudha Gaonkar, ZP Member Usgaon, Shri. Umakant Gaude, Dharbandora Sarpanch Smt.Swati Tilve, Usgao Sarpanch, Smt.Smita Gaude were present on the occasion.

In order to promote the `Health for All` movement in the State, the Directorate of Health Services is organizing Block Health Melas at
four Block cities in the State. The second Health Mela will be held for Bicholim Block on April 20, 2022 at Community Health Centre
Sankhali . For Pernem Block the Health Mela will be conducted on April 21, 2022 at Deendayal Hall, Tuem. Similarly on April 22, 2022 Health Mela will be held at Canacona, Community Health Centre. The Health Melas would be conducted from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Health Mela comprised of various Medicine and OPDs for general public, wellness activities like Yoga, Meditation. The Directorate of
Food & Drugs Administration conducted a poster competition regarding `Eat Right Campaign`. Similarly, the Directorate of Education,
Panchayat, Art and Culture and other Departments extended their support for promoting the Health for All movement.

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