Lavasa reviews research prog under health sector

Dy Commissioner Leh, Anvy Lavasa at a meeting on Saturday.
Dy Commissioner Leh, Anvy Lavasa at a meeting on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Feb 16 : The Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Avny Lavasa who is also the Chairperson of District Ethical Committee and District Task Force Committee reviewed the study- cum- research programme and renewal of Ultra-sound Clinic under PC&PNDP Act here today.
The Chief Medical Officer, Leh Dr Motup Dorjey, Medical Superintendent, SNM Hospital Dr Tsering Samphel and other senior doctors attended the meeting and presented the latest health scenario of Leh district and impending health programmes.
Commenting on a prevailing health issue, Dr Tashi Thinless told that Leh being a high altitude area, there are more cases of thrombosis due to deficiency of vitamin D. Dr Thinless further told that this has detected as a result of joint study with the Jammia Millia Islamia Delhi which has been carried out in random population in Leh.
Deliberations was also held on the added contraceptive practices in Ladakhi society and it was revealed in the meeting that Couple Protection Rate (CPR) in Leh at present  is 59% that has tremendously restricted the population growth in Leh district which is much lower than the National growth rate. Doctors told that infant mortality in Leh district is however lower than the National average which is 10% per 1000 children.
The District Immunization Officer, Dr Tashi Namgyal on this occasion presented the preparedness of National Immunization Day which will be held on March 10 across Leh district. He said that there are 11,390 children of the age group of 0-5 years in Leh district that included 10,492 locals and 998 non-locals for which 378 polio booths shall be established apart from deployment of 30 mobile teams. To ensure 100% anti- polio vaccination to the targeted children, the manpower planning and vaccine & cold chain planning also presented in the meeting. She also reviewed the functioning and renewal status of Ultra-sound Clinics working in Leh.
While discussing various health issues pertain to Leh district, the Deputy Commissioner urged upon the doctors for revitalizing of important health care programmes in order to meet the challenges.