Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine would keep children safe from pneumonia and ANMOL - ANM Online Application would keep all their data online.
The Health Minister was speaking after launching Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and ANMOL – ANM Online Application for the good health of children in the state. As many as 2,735 ANMs of nine districts have been distributed this ANMOL tablet, in the first phase.
Mr Vij said that every year, 40,000 children suffer from Pneumonia and this vaccine would prove beneficial for them. The market cost of this vaccine, which is given up to the age of nine months in three doses, is Rs 12,000, but this vaccine would be given free of cost to children in all government hospitals.
He said that ANMOL is an online system through which ANMs of the state are being digitized for the first time. For this, doctors, officers of the Health Department and ANMs have also been imparted training. He said that in the first phase, ANMOL tablets has been distributed to 2,735 ANMs of districts Ambala, Gurugram, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Palwal, Sirsa and Mahendragarh. The facility would soon be provided in the remaining districts. With the help of the tablet, ANMs would be able to upload the complete record of pregnant women and immunization record of children on RCH portal, which would also ensure updation of this from time to time.
He said that the State Government would soon provide Smartphone to all ASHA workers to keep all activities of the department online. In order to provide people with excellent healthcare, 400 Wellness Centres would be opened and in the first phase, 200 Wellness Centres would be completed. Apart from this, Cath Lab facility is also being given in four districts of the state and facility of Dialysis and MRI, CT-Scan is also being provided in about 12 hospitals.
The Minister said that for the first time, 100-bedded Mother and Child Health Care center would be opened in districts Panchkula, Panipat and Hisar. Each centre would be constructed at the cost of about Rs 20 crore. Apart from this, DNB course has been started to overcome the shortage of doctors in the state. He said that a proposal is under consideration to make it mandatory for doctors, who are doing MBBS from government medical colleges, to serve in government hospitals of the state for minimum one year.
Others present on the occasion included Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Mr R.R. Jowel, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana, Mrs Amneet P. Kumar and Director, Dr. B.K. Bansal.