Bhopal, May 28, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty has asked to ensure timely preparations for the door-to-door Dastak Abhiyan for better health, malnutrition control, vaccination and take home ration for children up to 5 years of age. During the video conferencing he told all the collectors to form clusters of Gram Panchayats in the development blocks for the implementation of the campaign to be carried out in the state from June 10 to July 20.
Shri Mohanty instructed to form one cluster of 10 gram panchayats each in every development block. Appoint one nodal officer for each cluster. This officer will remain in touch with the development block and district level officers and will be an important link in the implementation of the Abhiyan in the gram panchayats of the cluster. The officer of any department can be made the nodal officer of the cluster. He said that NGOs and self-help group members should also be partners along with the local public representatives, officials of the departments of women-child development, health, Panchayat and rural development in the special Gram Sabha of Dastak Abhiyan. This will ensure better implementation of the campaign. The Chief Secretary was having a discussion with the District Collectors on the preparations for the campaign through video conferencing at the Mantralaya today. A presentation of the Dastak Abhiyan was also given by the Health Department in the conference.
Chief Secretary Shri Mohanty apprised himself with the district-wise preparations of the campaign. He sought information from the Collector Sheopur about the action taken on the instructions given for the control of malnutrition. Shri Mohanty said that five collectors and Chief Executive Officers of the District Panchayat will be rewarded for their excellent performance in the campaign. Officers and staff of the Health and Women-Child Development Department will also be rewarded.
Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Smt. Gauri Singh told the collectors to ensure the presence of self-help groups, DPMs and group motivators in the Swasth Gram Sabha during the Dastak Abhiyan. Take special initiative to control rain-borne diseases. Smt. Singh told to promote community awareness, to increase community awareness of health and nutrition services and ensure access to these services to the most sensitive group of the community. She said that the local public representatives, Panchayat representatives, members of adhoc committee of Swasth Gram Sabha, representatives of community based organizations, Anganwadi workers/Sahayikas, ANMs of Health Department, MPW, Asha Worker, Asha Sahayogini, LHV, leprosy workers, male supervisors and associates team representative should be made to participate in the Swasth Gram Sabha.
Principal Secretary Woman-Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya and Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare, Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil, Commissioner, Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Nitesh Vyas and Commissioner Woman Child Development Shri M.B. Ojha also instructed collectors on the preparations for the campaign.
It was told in the information given by the collectors that the teams of ANM, MPW, Asha worker, Asha Sahayogini, LHV and Aanganwadi workers have been formed at the village level. A micro plan of village level campaign has been prepared. In this, the dates of the Swasth Gram Sabha have also been fixed. The team members will visit each village, every house and will conduct health check ups. They will identify malnourished children and other children and refer them to the NRC for treatment if deemed necessary.