Port Blair, April 22: As part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'- Ayushman Bharat, the Block Health Mela was organized at Community Hall, R.K. Pur, Little Andaman Block by the District Administration through its District Health Society (SA) today. During the mela, various awareness stalls of Departments were displayed on the theme 'Health, Nutrition & Sanitation' besides facilitating health screening of general public at the Mela.

The Block Health Mela was inaugurated by Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, A & N Parliamentary Constituency in the presence of Pramukh, Panchayat Samiti Little Andaman, PRIs & other officials. The MP visited all the stalls and appreciated the initiative of the Administration under the flagship programme of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. He urged the general public to avail the services providing in the community level.

The Cultural activities along with the awareness programme such as songs, dance, skits, yoga demonstrations and other activities were conducted.

Awareness on various Health programme focusing on AB-HWC and Ayushman Bharat Card under AB-PMJAY were displayed.

Apart from this, awareness stalls were set up for prevention of various communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Food Safety stall was also setup to generate awareness on 'Eat Right Movement India' along with food safety testing demonstration.

The mela also featured display of nutritious food for prenatal & postnatal women besides Ayushman School Health & Wellness Ambassador, health and wellness day in schools were displayed.

The Village Health Sanitation & Nutrition Day, displaying IEC on PoshanAbhiyanwere also promoted during the Health Mela.

Health Department provided non-communicable disease clinic services, specialist services of general medicine, communicable disease, oral health care, vision testing, TB screening along with awareness on Dulari Scheme and dispensation of medicine.