Friday, 11 May 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– The benefit of various programmes of National Health Mission (NHM) can now be availed in the hospitals of the army and cantonment board. This decision was taken in a meeting held between the Director of the National Health Mission (NHM) Yugal Kishore Pant and the Director Defence Estate, Central Command Dr S H Khan at office of the former on Thursday. In the meeting it was decided that the important schemes of NHM like programmes associated with Mother and child health, immunisation, family planning, adolescent health, Tuberculosis (TB) control programme, communicable and non communicable programmes would be provided at the Military hospitals ( MH) and hospitals of cant boards. The management of these hospitals would also provide necessary help to the officials of NHM for implementation of the programme. The Director NHM, Pant said that the patients visiting these hospitals can avail all benefits like those enjoyed by those coming to the government hospitals. He added that the MHs and the hospitals of cant board would also be developed as health and wellness centres. It is pertinent to mention here that under NHM many health centres are slated to be developed as health and wellness centres for the benefit of the rural population. The meeting was also attended by the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Dehradun cant board Jakir Hussain, Chakarata cant board John Vikar, Roorkee Cant board Pushpanjali Rawat, Clement Town Cant Board Mohammad Samir Islam, Ranikhet Cant board Jyoti Kapoor, Lansdowne cant board Ankita Singh, Nainital cant board Abhishek Ratore, Physician of Roorkee hospital Dr Neeraj Sharma and Joint Director Dr Anjali Nautiyal.