Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ICMR to set up research centre in KEYLONG

ICMR के टेली मेडिसाइन की खबर पहले भी..छप चुकी है।आज फिर ट्रिब्यून में छपा है:- ICMR to set up research centre in KEYLONG Shimla, February 24 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up its Research and Telemedicine Centre at Keylong in Lahaul Spiti. The aim of the centre is to study nature-specific diseases afflicting tribal people who in the absence of doctors and other paramedical staff face great inconvenience in getting treatment at local government health institutions. The research centre would be formally inaugurated by Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda in June. “The ICMR has agreed to set up a research centre and a branch of the National Institute of Malaria Research Field Station, Jabalpur, at Keylong so that a study of nature-specific diseases afflicting local population can be held,” Besides the telemedicine centre, an ISRO satellite station would be set up at Keylong. A meeting would be held with the state government in April to work out the modalities for setting up this centre. Ravi Thakur,local MLS said health problems being faced by people in far-flung areas of Lahaul Spiti were Hepatitis-B, cancer, joint pains and back ache, many of them due to extreme cold conditions. “Despite there being a 50-bed hospital at the district headquarters of Keylong, the absence of specialists makes it difficult for other doctors to diagnose accurately and timely. Now, the research centre will greatly benefit local people,” he said. Ravi had taken up this problem faced by tribal people with Dr VM Katoch, Union Health Secretary, Dr Surinder Kumar Verma, Head of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Dr Jai P Narain, former Director of WHO. The research station would prove to be beneficial for paramilitary and military forces deployed in border areas. Almost all tribal and remote areas in Himachal, including Lahaul Spiti, face a shortage of doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff, making timely detection of diseases and their treatment difficult. It would help in detection and treatment which could be availed through the telemedicine project which is being actively pursued by the state Health and Family Welfare Department. Ravi Thakur said he had taken up the issue of declaring tribal areas of Himachal as tax-free zones as was the case in other tribal areas of the North East. “Declaring the tribal areas as tax free could attract doctors towards this place as their salary will be non-taxable and this will serve as an incentive to serve there,” he said

केलांग में गोची उत्सव की धूम

अपने लाहुल-स्पीति से।। केलांग में गोची उत्सव की धूम  केलांग —  लाहुल-स्पीति के मुख्यालय केलांग में आयोजित होने वाले वार्षिक गोची उत्सव का त्योहार मंगलवार के दिन धूमधाम से मनाया गया । इस मौके पर रंग बिरंगे पोषाक धारण किए हुए लोग स्थानीय देवता केलिंग बजीर व युल्ला की स्तुति कर रहे थे तथा गांव में पुत्र रत्न की प्राप्ति कर केलिंग बजीर व युल्ला का कृतध्यता जाहिर कर रहे थे । तीन दिन तक चलने वाले इस उत्सव का कल दूसरा दिन था ।आज बुधवार को इसकी समाप्ति होगी। इस वर्ष लोअर केलांग में दो व अपर केलांग में चार घरों में गोची उत्सव के लिए गाव वाले एकत्रित हुए। हालांकि मंगलवार के दिन केलांग में मौसम खराब रहने के बावजूद भारी संख्या में कारदंग, ग्वाजंग, बिलिंग, युरनाथ, सितंगरी समेत आस पास इलाके के लोगों ने अपनी उपस्थिति दर्ज कराई । इस मौके पर अपर केलांग व लोअर केलांग के विशिष्ट घरों के लोग पारंपारिक वेश-भूषा में अलग-अलग समय पर निर्धारित स्थल पर एकत्रित हुए तथा देव परंपराओं को निभाते हुए तीर अंदाजी भी की गई। जुलूस की शक्ल में निकाली गई यह शोभा यात्रा बेहद आकर्षक तथा देखते ही बनता था।  जिला मुख्यालय के अपर व लोअर केलांग के स्थानीय निवासियों को अपने पुत्र जन्म पर अपने घर में गोची उत्सव मनाना अनिवार्य होता है।