October 5, 2023
KHPT set up a stall exhibiting information and communication materials on the Grama Arogya programme, and organized a health screening camp at an event held by the Government of Karnataka at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on October 2 to mark Gandhi Jayanti.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah, visited the Grama Arogya stall, accompanied by Shri Priyanka Kharge, Minister, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR); Shri Naseer Ahmed, MLC; Dr K Govindaraj, MLC; Shri Anjum Parvez, IAS, Principal Secretary,RDPR; Smt Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayat Raj), and Smt Priyanka Mary Francis, Commissionerate, Karnataka Panchayat Raj.
Ms. Elizabeth Joy, Programme Support Lead at KHPT, provided an explanation of the features of the portable Health Management Kit, which is being distributed to Gram Panchayats for screening within communities and at worksites throught the Grama Arogya programme, which aims to enhance the capacities of Gram Panchayats to take health screening to every vulnerable rural household in all 31 districts of Karnataka.
During the event, Shri Anjum Parvez, IAS, Principal Secretary, RDPR , and other senior officials underwent screening and expressed their support for the programme. Gram Panchayat members who took part in the event were also screened for diabetes, hypertension, TB through verbal screening, and anaemia.