“India Hypertension Control Initiative In Manipur” launched

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Imphal: Manipur health and IPR minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh has launched “India Hypertension Control Initiative in Manipur” on the occasion of the observance of World Heart Day held at Kangmong Langoljam Community Hall in Konthoujam Assembly Constituency.

Ranjan said heart is one of the most important organs of human body. A body is identified whether dead or alive through the heart beat of the person. Heart can be taken care through regular exercises and by prescribing good food. Keeping tension and stress away will also help to keep our heart healthy and strong, he added.

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The government has introduced many health schemes at the center and state level. Health schemes like PMJAY, CMHT and Chief Minister’s Haksel for All have been introduced with the objective to avail health benefits to all. The aim of the government is to make it able to cut the expenditure of the people on health care, he said.

The role, being played by the Anganwadi workers, helpers and ASHAs in the society need to be encouraged. Anganwadi workers and helpers works at the grassroot level and help to reach out the flagship schemes to the outreached. They should be facilitated, he maintained.

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He informed that for bringing a better health care system, we need mainly to focus on the primary level health care service. The government has chalked out strategies to keep vigil on the government projects whether the sanctioned funds are utilized in the right way, he added.

​Director, Health Services Manipur, Dr. Kh. Sasheekumar Mangang, director, National Health Mission, Manipur Dr Somorjit Ningombam, joint director, Health, Dr. Y. Premchandra shared the dais. Officials and staff of health department and NHM, Manipur and others also attended the occasion.

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The minister paid a visit at Free Heart camp which was organised at the venue as a part of the observance and interacted with the locals. He also inspected the existing infrastructures of Health and Wellness Centre, Kangmong.

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