DC inaugurates IDCF Programme at Budgam

Budgam, May 28: Deputy Commissioner Budgam Mohammad Harun Malik today inaugurated the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) programme at Aga Syed Yousuf Memorial Hospital Budgam.
The DC was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Budgam, G M Dar, District Health Officer and Medical Superintendent ASYM Hospital Dr Deeba Hamid and other senior doctors.
While briefing about the IDCF, CMO informed that total 222 ORS and Zinc distribution corners would be established at hospitals and PHCs and people would be made aware of the diarrhoea control programme across the district.
On the occasion, health officers distributed free ORS pockets to people and guided them about its proper usage to control diarrhoea.
It was revealed that the health department would reach over to one lakh children under the age of 5 years under this programme to keep a check on the spread of diarrhoea.
The CMO said that the health department would conduct door to door survey through Asha workers, Anganwadi workers and FMPHWs to control diarrhoea and would reach out to the patients at their doorsteps.
Meanwhile, DC also inspected the under-construction Laboratory and X-Ray blocks of the district hospital. He stressed on the early completion of the blocks for the better health-related facilities to the patients.
He also inspected the newly installed CR machine, X-Ray plant, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, Anesthesia Works station, Isoflorine vaporizer, cardiac monitor with ETco2, surface phototherapy unit, LED Theater light, ENT light source, Physiotherapy equipments, blood donors couch and electro light analyzer at the hospital and impressed upon concerned to ensure better healthcare facilities to the patients.