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  • 05 Dec 2023
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Action plan will be made for safe and easy blood supply to patients

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On December 4, 2023, Additional Chief Secretary of the Medical and Health Department, Shubhra Singh, said that an action plan will be made for easy and safe availability of blood and blood components (plasma, platelets, packed red blood cells, cryoprecipitate) to the patients in the state and Two sub-committees (regulatory and technical) will be formed.

Key Points:

  • Shubhra Singh gave instructions in this regard while reviewing the functioning of State Blood Transfusion Services and State Blood Transfusion Council in the Government Secretariat.
  • These committees will ensure smooth operation of blood banks across the state as per the guidelines of the Government of India.
  • Additional Chief Secretary said that an action plan should be made soon to ensure easy and safe availability of blood to the patients in the state. He directed to appoint a state nodal officer for effective monitoring of blood transfusion and to conduct regular reviews at the zonal level by the zone level committee of the concerned medical college.
  • He directed that all the blood banks established in the state should be inspected regularly and factual reports should be submitted. If any blood bank violates the prescribed protocol or guideline, strict action should be taken.
  • Additional Chief Secretary said that for easy supply of blood to the common citizen
  • Wide publicity should be given about the e-blood fund portal. Besides, information in this regard should also be made available to the general public through the portal of Medical and Health Department of Rajasthan Government and 181 helpline.

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Disabled Sunita Gupta and Prashant Aggarwal of Rajasthan received National Award.

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On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu honoured disabled Sunita Gupta and Prashant Aggarwal of Rajasthan with the National Award-2023 at a grand ceremony in New Delhi.

Key Points:

  • It may be noted that on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, President Draupadi Murmu presented the National Award-2023 to 21 individuals and 9 institutions from across the country for their exemplary contribution in various fields for the empowerment of persons with disabilities in New Delhi.
  • Sunita Gupta, a 70% physically disabled person from Dausa, has been awarded the National Award for Individual Excellence-2023 in the category of 'Best Disabled Person' for her excellent work in the field of art and culture.
    • Disabled Sunita Gupta, despite being from a rural area, started the business of artificial jewellery by taking a loan of Rs 50 thousand from the government.
    • He is also associated with the Rain Water Harvesting Mission and Sweep Team Voter Awareness. He has also worked in the film Vicky Donor.
  • For the commendable work being done by 51-year-old Prashant Aggarwal, President of Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur, he has been honoured with the National Award-2023 for Personal Excellence in the category of 'Best Individual - Working for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities'.
    • Prashant Aggarwal has been playing an important role in the upliftment of persons with disabilities and bringing them into the mainstream of society through initiatives like residential schools, vocational rehabilitation centres, free distribution of assistive aids and appliances, free marriage ceremonies through the organisation .
    • In the year 2017, he has also been awarded the Best Social Worker in the Field of Disability by the Government of Rajasthan.
  • It is worth mentioning that in 1969, the Central Government had approved a scheme for conferring National Awards to outstanding persons with disabilities as employers and employees. These awards have been instituted with the objective of focusing public attention on issues related to persons with disabilities and promoting their inclusion in the mainstream of society.
  • National Awards are given every year on 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' on 3 December to outstanding individuals/organisations working for the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  • National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the year 2023 have been given under the following categories-

I. National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities-2023-Individual Excellence

  • Best disabled person
  • Super disabled person
    • Locomotor Challenge - (Locomotor, Muscular Challenges, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victim, Leprosy Recovered, Cerebral Palsy)
    • Visual impairment – (Blindness, Low vision)
    • Hearing loss (Deaf, Hard of hearing, Speech and Language challenges)
    • Intellectual disability (Mental retardation, Psychotic behaviour, Specific learning challenges, Autism spectrum disorder)
    • Any specified disability other than those mentioned above.
  • Best Disabled Child/Girl
  • Best person - working for the empowerment of persons with disabilities
  • Best Rehabilitation Professional (Rehabilitation Professional/Worker) – Working in the Field of Disability

II. National Award for institutions engaged in empowering persons with disabilities-2023

  • Best Institute for Empowerment of Disabled (Private Organization, NGO)
  • Best Employer for Disabled - (Government Organization/PSE/Autonomous Body/Private Sector)
  • Best State/UT/District in implementation of Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan/creation of barrier free environment
  • Best accessible means of transport/information and communication technology (government/private organisations)
  • Best State/UT/District in implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act/UDID and other schemes for empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  • Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities of the State best in implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 in his/her State.
  • Best organisations engaged in development of rehabilitation professionals.

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