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Health: Jharkand feted for NCD screening, bags 3rd spot

Ranchi: Jharkhand has bagged the third position in screening and treatment of people for different non-communicable disease under a special campaign run by the union government from November 16-December 12. On Monday, state chapter of the National Health Mission (NHM) director Ramesh Gholap flanked with other officials of the health department formally received the award from union health minister (state) Dr Bharti Pawar at a ceremony at hotel Ashok.

State health department officials said that Jharkhand exceeded in the target earlier set by union government for screening people during the campaign period. Jharkhand has 1633 Ayushman Bharat health and wellness centres across all 24 districts. “During the special screening period, health department officials screened 2,33,189 people, 71,289 more than the prescribed target,” said an official, adding that Gamhariya village in Gumla district emerged as the best performing region of all the wellness centres in the state.

Health minister Banna Gupta hailed the developments stating that the government is constantly working to improve health sector in the state despite different challenges on the ground.