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    The Health Minister, T Harish Rao, has directed health officials to focus on cleanliness in Gurukulas and residential institutions due to the increasing cases of conjunctivitis in the State. This issue was discussed in a video conference chaired by the Health Minister to address cataracts and other seasonal diseases. Medical experts have assured that these eye infections, which often accompany viral fevers, are not dangerous. The main symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness, watery eyes, and swelling. The Minister emphasized the importance of raising awareness about precautions, prevention, treatment, and overall eye health.

    Asha and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) will play a crucial role in identifying infected individuals based on symptoms and ensuring they receive treatment from nearby hospitals. Cleanliness in gurukulas and student government residentials is also being promoted. Medicines, eye drops, and ointments are available in all government hospitals for those experiencing symptoms. Harish Rao has directed the superintendent of Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital to extend OP hours to meet the increasing demand for medical services.

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    Superintendents are responsible for ensuring hospital cleanliness and following infection control mechanisms, especially during the rainy season. Hospital-wise infection control committees will meet every Monday to address these concerns, including private hospitals overseen by district medical officers. Family planning operations in government hospitals will continue, and the use of government-supplied air filters will be maximized.

    DMHOs and Program Officers will closely monitor women health clinics conducted on Tuesdays to enhance women’s comprehensive health. Efforts will be made to raise awareness about these services among women and ensure easy access to medical assistance.

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    In response to requests from ANMs, Minister Harish Rao has ordered the MPHA Female (ANM) examination to be conducted in both Telugu and English. Free training and necessary study material will be provided to current workers, with long-term workers given due weightage.

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