‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ programmes organised

ITANAGAR, Sep 18: As part of the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ movement, ‘Seva Diwas’ was observed in Arunachal Pradesh with various programmes to spread the message of cleanliness.
Taking the lead, MLA Japu Deru offered ‘shramdan’ at the general hospital in West Kameng HQ Bomdila, along with medical staff and officials of the PHED, on Monday, reports DIPRO.
Deru visited the indoor patients and inspected the rooms and facilities in the hospital. He also deliberated on the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign in a meeting which was attended by the health officials and sanitation staff of the hospital.
Health camps were also organized at Tenga, Rama Camp and Tippi in the district to mark the day.
In Lohit, Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki led the public and government officials in offering ‘shramdan’ at the historical Parshuram Kund.
The whole area of the holy place was cleaned up, and the solid waste generated was collected and disposed of. A medical camp was also conducted on the occasion by the health & family welfare department.
The Papum Pare District Health Society observed the day at Tanihapa village in Banderdewa circle by organizing health camps there.
Health Services Director Dr Moromor Lego highlighted the importance and significance of observing Seva Diwas.
He also visited the health camp held at Dree Colony in Banderdewa and supervised the activities.
The day was also observed at various health facilities, villages and anganwadi centres throughout Papum Pare by organizing health camps.
Screening for malnutrition, screening for anaemia in mother and children, immunization of the left-out, sanitation and hygiene, cleanliness, and distribution of ORS, OCP, and condoms were some of the services provided.
The Clean and Green Sagalee on Monday organized a social service as part of the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign and cleaned up Sagalee township area and various tourist places.
In Upper Siang district, a health camp and a baby show under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme were organized by the district administration at Bomdo village as part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ programme on 17 September.
DIPRO reported that the parents of two malnourished babies found in the red zone of the growth chart were given counseling by DMO Dr Dubom Bagra.
The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign was launched in the district on 15 September.
A mass awareness social service was organized by the district administration in collaboration with the UD & housing and the PHE&WS divisions.
On 17 September, cleanliness drives were carried out at all the health centres of the district.
At the district hospital in Yingkiong, social service was carried out by the district administration in collaboration with the UD, PHE and health & family welfare departments.
Deputy Commissioner Duly Kamduk highlighted the aims and objectives of the cleanliness campaign.
In Lower Subansiri district, MLA Likha Saaya along with the Yachuli mandal BJP organized a ‘medical camp-cum-tree plantation’ programme in Yachuli on 17 September to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the form of ‘medical karyanjali’ or ‘Seva Divas’.
The MLA interacted with the patients of the community health centre (CHC) there, and asked the doctors and staff to take extra care of the patients and provide better facilities. He donated Rs 2 lakhs for the CHC.
Saaya also assured to upgrade the CHC’s infrastructure from SPT to three-storied RCC building in days to come.
In Tawang, a health camp was organized at the CHC in Lumla.
Local MLA Jambey Tashi inaugurated an x-ray machine, an ultrasonography machine, the dental OPD at the health institution on the same occasion.
Earlier in June, Jambey had personally donated medicines and healthcare equipment worth Rs 15 lakhs to the hospital.
Lumla ADC RD Thungon, CO Tashi Dondup and prominent public leaders of Lumla also attended the event.
In East Kameng district, school students, officials of East Kameng district, and members of the East Kameng Socio-Cultural Welfare Organisation came together on Tuesday to participate in the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ clean-up campaign organised by the PHED at Pakoti administrative headquarters.
Local MLA Mama Natung, who was also part of the campaign, called upon villagers and students of Pakoti to organise such cleanliness drives at least thrice a month to make it “the cleanest administrative headquarters.” He assured rewards if such drives are held.
The campaign was coordinated by Pakoti CO Laxmi Dodum, who informed that a ‘Sarkar aapke dwar’ programme would be conducted at Pakoti in the last part of September, and requested the villagers to avail the benefits on offer.
Logistical arrangements for the campaign were done by the Seppa PHED team led by executive engineer Bharat Sonam.