Port Blair, April 18: As a part of celebration of “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV”- Ayushman Bharat, Block Health Mela was organized at Panchayat Shopping Complex, Shore Point, Ferrargunj Block by the District Administration through its District Health Society (SA) today. Various awareness stalls of departments have been displayed on the theme- Health, Nutrition & Sanitation, also felicitating health screening of general public at the Mela itself.   

The Mela was inaugurated by Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman in the presence of Pramukh, Panchayat Samiti Ferrargunj, PRIs & other officials.

The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman visited all the stalls and urged the general public to avail the opportunity provided at their door steps under Ayushman Bharat and other schemes of Government of India. He informed that District Administration is committed towards the Islanders to outreach each service at the doorstep of the community in coordination with other line departments.   

Earlier, Pramukh, Ferrargunj welcomed the Chief Guest and Dr. P. Lal, Nodal Officer, Ayushman Bharat gave brief about the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme in the Islands. Cultural activities along with the awareness programme by means of songs, dances, skits, yoga demonstrations and other activities have been carried out:

Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS informed that District Administration shall also be conducting Block Health Melas at R. K. Pur, Panchayat Community hall, Little Andaman Block on 22nd April, 2022 and Corbyn’s Cove, Port Blair Block on 22nd & 23rd April 2022.