Tuesday, December 18, 2007

NMC's health prog on FM soon

15 Dec 2007, 0248 hrs IST,TNN
NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is reportedly
in talks with one of the three FM radio channels in the city
to air a daily one-hour programme in which people will call
in with their health related queries.
"The project will be implemented within one month," said Atul
Patne, NMC additional commissioner. However, he did not
divulge the name of the radio station because talks were
still in progress.Speaking to TOI Patne said, "The programme
will be in a phone-in format, and everyday we will discuss
on various issues. The radio announcement for one-hour daily
counselling on the health line is already in place, but the
counselling session is not aired on radio."
Once the project is implemented, the counselling on Mondays
will be dedicated to health disorders in women, Tuesdays to
ENT and environmental illnesses and ailments, Wednesday to
long term diseases, Thursday to children's ailments, Friday
to geriatric problems and disorders, Saturday to marriage
counselling and mental illnesses, and Sunday to epidemics.
Meanwhile, Patne said that the citizen's healthline was
receiving a good response from the citizens.
"The most popular service is the one where people are able
to obtain the names of specialist doctors in their area.
The ambulance service and the mobile hospital service are
also receiving a good response," he said.


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