21.5 lakh people screened under Him Suraksha in Himachal


Shimla: 7298 active teams comprising of officials of different departments, district administration are ensuring door to door data collection about health parameters of the people under ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’, a spokesman of the Himachal government said today.

If any symptom found in any person, samples are being collected for further investigation and are helping in providing them better health services. This was stated by the Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi said here.

This campaign was launched on 24th November would run till 27th December 2020 throughout the State in collaboration with Ayurveda, Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj Departments and District administration. 

The health secretary said that under this campaign, door-to-door information about all the symptoms will be collected for diseases like COVID-19, tuberculosis, leprosy, sugar and high blood pressure.As many as 21,54,952 persons have been screened for different diseases under this campaign.

He said 1,23,058 persons in district Bilaspur, 1,52,480 in Chamba, 1,86,825 in Hamirpur, 4,87,758 in Kangra, 18,313 in Kinnaur, 1,61,723 in Kullu, 5,943 in Lahaul & Spiti, 3,69,730 in Mandi, 1,46,761 in Shimla, 1,37,907 in Sirmour, 1,98,892 in Solan and 1,65,562 in Una had been screened till date, which is 29 percent population of the State. 

A total of 29,135 persons were identified as presumptive for Covid, 8,476 persons presumptive for tuberculosis and 688 persons presumptive for leprosy and all the districts were directed for immediate sampling of presumptive persons for Covid, tuberculosis and leprosy. The review of campaign and video conference was also done today.