DC Leh convenes meeting, addresses public health initiatives

Leh, Feb 17: A pivotal high-level meeting, chaired by DC Leh, Santosh Sukhdeva, convened to assess the progress and strategies related to critical public health initiatives including Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination, National Deworming Day, and the District Task Force on Pulse Polio Immunization.

DIO Leh, Dr. Jameela Parveen, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme for 2024. The presentation covered key aspects such as the importance of supporting ...

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LAHDC Leh to rebrand Health & Wellness Centres in local language

VoL Desk, Jan. 29: In view of the controversy erupted as a result of renaming the Health Centres in Ladakh as “Ayushman Arogya Mandir”, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh has proposed for rebranding the Health and Wellness Centres as “Tsey-Ring Nadmed Tsonas” in Leh as per Guidelines of Health Ministry.

CEC Leh, Tashi Gyaltsan chaired an important consultative meeting with socio-religious heads and officers of District Administration Leh.

In the meeting, the CEC affi...

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Kargil Raises Funds for Needy Patient’s Treatment; Collected 15-20 Lakhs

VoL Desk, Dec. 12: Upon the urging of Executive Councillor for Education, LAHDC Kargil, Zakir Hussain, the Kargil public rallied together, raising an impressive sum of approximately 15 to 20 lakhs within a few days to assist a critically needy patient.

Expressing deep gratitude, the Executive Councillor extended thanks to various entities, including Religious Organizations, Hon’ble Councilors, District Officers, Police Personnel, Associations (such as Merchant, Transport Operators, Hotel...

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Multi-specialty camp organised for senior citizens at SNM Hospital

Leh, Oct. 13, 2023: In celebration of the International Day of Older Persons 2023, the Health and Family Welfare Department, Leh organised a multi-specialty camp for senior citizens at SNM Hospital on October 12, as part of the National Programme for Health Care of Elderly (NPHCE). This camp will continue to provide services to senior citizens until October 17.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Acros...

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LG Mishra Chairs State Level Launch Event of Ayushman Bhava 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 Ayushman 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...

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District Health Society Kargil launches Mission Indradhanush 5.0

Kargil, August 07, 2023: District Health Society Kargil initiated the launch of Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0 in District Kargil, in sync with the nationwide effort. The inauguration took place at the Vaccination Section of the CMO Office, Conference Hall, Kargil.

The event was inaugurated in presence of Dr. Mohd Abbas, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Kargil, who graced the occasion as the chief guest. Dr. Jaffar Akhone, former CMO of Kargil (epidemiologist), Dr. Fatima Banoo, Distric...

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CEC Kargil Chairs Meeting Regarding Issues of Health Department

Kargil, July 19: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan in the presence of Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Srikant Balasaheb Suse, today chaired a meeting regarding important issues of the Health Department Kargil at Council Secretariat.

Executive Councilor, Health, Mohsin Ali, Superintending Engineer, PWD, R&B Circle Kargil, Chief Controller of Finance, LAHDC Kargil, Chief Medical Officer, Kargil, Executive Engineer R&B, Medical Superintendent and other officers were presen...

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LG Addresses Public Grievances in meeting with Departmental Secretaries

VoL Desk, July 15: The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra, today presided over a meeting with Departmental Secretaries and other officials to discuss various issues raised by public and private delegations. The meeting covered a wide range of topics aimed at addressing concerns and fostering development in the region.

One of the key areas discussed during the meeting was the progress made in detaching school teachers and ensuring their return to their ori...

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Understanding Cooking Oils: Smoke Points, Health Benefits, and Risks

Kargil, May 05: The smoke point of a cooking oil is the temperature at which the oil begins to break down and smoke. This is caused by the decomposition of the oil’s fatty acids into glycerol and free fatty acids, which can then further decompose into harmful compounds such as acrolein, free radicals and other toxic fumes.

The smoke point is affected by a variety of factors, including the type of oil, its purity, how it has been processed, and how long it has been stored.

Oils with a h...

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7 Tips for Managing Your Sugar Intake: From Reading Labels to Choosing Whole Foods

Sugar is a common ingredient found in many foods and drinks. While it may taste delicious, consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To manage sugar intake, it’s important to understand how much sugar you’re consuming and to make healthy choices.

  • Read food labels: Food labels provide important information about the sugar content of foods. Check the total sugar content and the ingredients list to see where the sugar is coming from. ...
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