Raipur: Health Department is all necessary arrangements for the screening and treatment of people at Supebeda in Gariaband district on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Health Minister TS Singhdeo.
To this end a one-day special health camp was organized in Supebeda on 19 October by a joint team of experts from Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College Raipur and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),Raipur. Around 35 people underwent health check-up at the camp. The amount of Creatine and urea was found high in the blood samples of five people.
They will be further treated at Raipur AIIMS. The Chief Medical and Health Officer of Gariaband will provide all necessary facilities for their treatment. The team of experts went door-to-door in the village and interacted with patients suffering from kidney disease and their families. During the investigation it was also found that most of the patients are suffering from diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Director of AIIMS
Director of AIIMS in the special camp said that the lab technicians posted in the area would be trained on investigation of kidney diseases in AIIMS. The AIIMS team will also regularly organise a health camp. Several steps have been taken by the Health Department to strengthen health services in Supebeda and nearby villages. Doctors and paramedical staff are rendering their services for two days a week in Supebeda through the mobile medical unit.
A laboratory has been set up at the district hospital to check fluoride. Taking quick action on the instruction of Health Minister TS Singhdeo,MD Medicine has been posted at Devbhog Health Center. Dentists are treating patients y holding special check-up camp for two days in a month at Supebeda. Moreover facility for testing of blood related to kidney, diabetes etc. has been made available at the District Hospital and Devbhog Health Center.
On the instructions of the Health Minister, special screening of kidney related diseases has been started in Supebeda and nearby villages. Special awareness campaign is also being conducted by Mitanins (community health workers) and other health workers to urge people to stay away from tobacco and addictions and motivate them to adopt healthy lifestyle.