BUDGAM, JULY 11: A function was organized by the Department of Health in Budgam to celebrate the World Population Day and make people aware about the associated issues here today.
ACR Budgam Zaffar Ahmad Shawl was the chief guest.
CMO Budgam, Dr. Nazir Ahmad, Deputy CMO, Dr Tehmina Bukhari, District Immunization Officer, DHO, AG Raina and other concerned besides a large gathering of Asha, Aganwadi and Health workers were also present on the occasion.
ACR Budgam shared his experience, of being a father, social and moral obligations attached to it. He appreciated the role of Asha workers and services they are rendering in providing basic health care to the needy and underprivileged female patients.
District Health Officer AG Raina while addressing the gathering stressed for capacity building among Asha workers so that they can confidently perform their responsibilities in appraising the concerned gender about safe family planning measures, technical guidance and best practices to be adopted while they are working in the field.
During the daylong programme, a skit prepared by the department was performed by Asha workers reflecting the role of health workers in counseling the women folk regarding pregnancy issues.
On the occasion Asha workers were felicitated with certificates of recognition for their dedication and commitment towards their responsibilities particularly while serving in remote/ rural areas of the district.