IUST Initiates Village Adoption Programme

Awantipora: Syed Mantaqui Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) organised village adoption programme during which two villages Anghazipora and Padgampora were adopted.

The programme was organised with the aim to develop and design an integrated approach towards health care with a special focus on training of rural youth, school teachers, environmental sanitation, drug de- addiction, maternal and child health, awareness regarding prevention of communicable and non- communicable diseases and new health schemes, girl child education, school health camps & ASHA training.

The programme was initiated by a team led by Principal SMMCNMT Asmat Parveen and included faculty members Mubashira and Ulfat along with the B.Sc Nursing interns under the mentorship of Asst. Professor Anjum Khurshid.

In the first project, vaccination drive against Covid -19 has been initiated. An intensive door to door survey has been conducted in which the high-risk group and population above the age group of 45 were identified.

The target population was provided awareness regarding vaccine so as to motivate them to undergo the vaccination. The vaccine against covid-19 was arranged for the target population at PHC Chersoo in coordination with the Block Medical Officer Tral Dr. Bashir Malik and Medical Officer IUST Dr Zahida Rasool. Meanwhile Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign was also organized by the college at Anghazpora village.

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