Punjab launches tech-driven awareness campaign on health facilities

19th Jul 2015
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Punjab health department has launched a campaign to make people aware of facilities being provided to them by the state government.


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Punjab’s Principal Health Secretary, Vini Mahajan has asked the civil surgeons to upload the latest information and activities of their respective districts on the Health Department website to make it accessible to millions of people with a single click on computers, an official spokesperson said. She was addressing a meeting of Health Department officials and representatives of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh.

According to PTI, she also asked them to put up proper signages to easily locate hospitals and ensure adequate coverage of health related issues and events in the media, the Health Department spokesperson said. Reports of all activities must be sent regularly to the state headquarters so that these may be reviewed and uploaded on social media, she said.

The Principal Health Secretary suggested the officials to initiate crisp wall writings to catch immediate attention of the public and also good printed pamphlets and posters for distribution purpose. Mahajan also asked district health officers to ensure that LED TVs are installed at all hospitals and monitored regularly so that the health messages played on it can be easily understood by layman.

Schools can also be involved regarding awareness on common health issues like malaria, dengue, water borne diseases and hygiene, she said.

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