Baramulla, 17 July: In connection with the world Population day, a grand function was today organized at Dak Bungalow Baramulla in which a huge gathering of people participated. Programme was organized by Chief Medical Officer Baramulla Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo in which District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash was the chief guest.
On the occasion, the CMO during his welcome address stressed upon the various initiatives that should be taken in controlling the alarming growth rate of population. He highlighted the significance of the programme and said that need of the hour is to spread awareness about the positive aspects of the programme. Meanwhile Medical Superintendent Dr Syed Masood also threw light on the topic and termed education as a necessary tool in this regard. He also highlights the impact of growing population rate on the natural resources and underlined regulating population as the necessary tool for ecological balance.
District Development Commissioner, during his speech hailed the endeavors of health department in organizing the programme and said the necessary measures should be taken in making the programme result oriented. He lauded the role of ASHA workers and urged upon them to strength the foundations of the programme at the grass root level towards achieving desired ends. Moreover emphasis was given on awareness dissemination among common masses besides sensitizing the people about its positive aspects. He also said that district administration is committed to provide every basic healthcare facility to the people.
Meanwhile Dr Anjum Nazir, a reputed gynecologist of the valley delivered a special lecture on the topic “concept of family planning” wherein she highlighted various scientific methods of family planning and management through a Power Point presentation. She deliberated upon the topic and discussed various related techniques in detail.
Among others Dy CMO, District Immunization Officer, medical officers and various other paramedical staff attended the function.
2015 Kashmir Despatch