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Hon’ble LG Ladakh Brig. Dr. B. D. Mishra Chairs State Level Launch Event of Ayushmann Bhav Campaign


Hon’ble LG Ladakh Brig. Dr. B. D. Mishra Chairs State Level Launch Event of Ayushmann Bhav Campaign


Leh, Sept. 13: The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh Brig. Dr. B. D. Mishra (Retired) chaired the state-level launch event of the Ayushmaan Bhava Campaign in Ladakh.


The campaign was launched by the Hon’ble President of India

Droupadi Murmu through video conferencing. Ayushmaan campaign to ensure optimum delivery of health schemes to every intended beneficiary, including those in the last mile of India. This comprehensive healthcare initiative aims to enhance healthcare access and awareness across India and aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, focusing on “Healthy Villages.” It seeks to make healthcare services, education, and support accessible to all segments of society, ensuring good health as a fundamental right.


In a significant virtual address, the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brig. Dr. B. D. Mishra (Retired), underscored the paramount importance of healthcare services and the vital need for organ donation during the launch of the event Ayushmaan Bhav.


In his insightful address, Lt. Governor Brig. Dr. B. D. Mishra stressed the critical role that healthcare services play in ensuring the well-being and prosperity of a region as unique and geographically challenging as Ladakh. He highlighted the need for accessible and quality healthcare facilities, especially in remote areas, to meet the healthcare requirements of the local population effectively.


The advisor of UT Ladakh Dr Pawan Kotwal commended the dedicated efforts of healthcare workers in Ladakh, who have been at the forefront of battling the challenges and he expressed his gratitude for their unwavering commitment and urged continued support and resources to enhance the region’s healthcare infrastructure.


Dr Pawan emphasized that organ donation can save countless lives and transform the landscape of healthcare in Ladakh. He encouraged individuals and families to consider registering as organ donors, emphasizing the positive impact such a decision can have on society.


In the momentous event, Dr. Pawan officially launched the Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis Van, an innovative initiative aimed at bringing TB diagnosis services closer to the public. The TB Diagnosis Van, equipped with the latest technology, particularly the Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), will travel to various communities, reaching even the most remote and underserved areas, to provide timely and accurate TB diagnosis services. This initiative is a crucial part of the ongoing efforts to combat tuberculosis, a disease that continues to affect millions of people.


The launch ceremony marked the beginning of an extensive outreach program that will see the TB Diagnosis Van visiting various locations in UT Ladakh in the coming months. This initiative is expected to make a significant impact on the region’s efforts to eradicate TB and improve the health and well-being of its citizens.


Director of Health Services Dr. Motup Dorje expressed profound gratitude to all those who attended the launch of Ayushmaan Bhav.

Advisor of UT Ladakh Dr. Pawan Kotwal; Additional Director General of Police, UT Ladakh, Dr. S. D. Singh Jamwal;


Commissioner/Secretaries Padma Angmo and Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan; Secretary Yatinder M. Maralkar; Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhadeva; Director of Health, UT Ladakh Dr. Motup Dorje; Director of Tourism Kunzes Angmo; Executive Director SIDCO, and officials, dignitaries, healthcare officials, attended the launch event of the Ayushmaan Bhav.

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