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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to provide better health facilities to the people and for this purpose they have taken many steps under the national health mission.

Recently the Chief Secretary while chairing a review meeting of the performance of National Health Mission (NHM), asked the health professionals to screen the entire population of the UT for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) like Hypertension, Diabetes and common types of cancers.

Besides the Secretary, Health, the meeting was attended by the Principals of GMCs, Director Health Jammu/Kashmir and other officers of the concerned Departments.

He maintained that the NCD are a major cause of deaths across the globe, and their early diagnosis could lead to better prevention and cure of such diseases. He asked for organizing camps all across J&K for conducting free screening of people.

He observed that there is still scope for improvement in institutional births despite it being ahead of the national average. He also emphasised on further improving the ranking of the UT in SDG goals related to health.

He asked the department to digitize all the health records of the patients so that it is accessible to them from anywhere by using their ABHA numbers. He also advised them to allow them to add their previous records to it for saving the same for future.

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