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Karnataka To Celebrate PM Modi’s Birthday By Launching 15-Day-Long Health Campaign

Bengaluru: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 72 today, Karnataka government will celebrate PM Modi’s birthday by launching a 15-day-long health campaign beginning today, which is slated to go on till October 02, Gandhi Jayanti. The campaign will focus on screening and creating awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs). State Health Minister K. Sudhakar said the initiative, which will be launched in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, is aimed at creating awareness among the people about non-communicable diseases, from children to elderly citizens.Also Read – WATCH: Rahul Gandhi Addresses Public Rally Amid Rain In Mysuru, Sonia Gandhi To Join Bharat Jodo Yatra On Thursday


Speaking during a video conference with district health officers and top officials of the Health and Medical Education Department on Friday, Sudhakar gave instructions to the officials to focus on screening of various health parameters and diseases during the 15-day campaign at all health facilities, from primary health sub-centres to super-speciality hospitals. Also Read – Horrifying! Karnataka Man Tries to Kiss King Cobra, Gets Bitten on The Lip | Watch


  • Children’s vaccination,
  • increase the rate of vaccination for the booster dose of Covid-19 which is currently at 20 per cent,
  • encourage blood and organ donation,
  • distribute Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka cards and
  • raise awareness about the importance of general check-ups and regular testing for non-communicable diseases.

“There is very little awareness among people about many diseases, government schemes and testing facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs). A person might feel that he is fit, but awareness needs to be created so that people get tested for diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Awareness must also be created about the facilities provided by the government at the health centres,” Sudhakar said. Also Read – Happy News: Cheetah Babies Might Be On The Way At Kuno National Park

Sudhakar also instructed the officials to ensure that people are screened for NCDs during the 15-day campaign. Additionally, he told the officials to set targets for each ASHA worker to convince and bring in people to get screened for each disease.

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