19 Jun 2024

MP: Herbal Park showcasing medicinal plants of Dindori will be established in Vice President’s Bhavan: Dr. Jagdeep Dhankhar at World Sickle Cell Day-2024 program

Dindori: Vice President  Jagdeep Dhankhar said that Dindori will have a special contribution in the establishment of Herbal Park in Vice President's House. In view of the biodiversity and availability of medicinal plants in Dindori, research work on the treatment of other diseases including sickle cell anemia should be increased rapidly. So that Dindori's name becomes famous in the country and abroad. 

Dhankhar said coordinated efforts are required at all levels for the prevention and awareness of sickle cell anemia. It has to be made a social movement with the coordinated efforts of researchers-social workers-doctors. Dhankhar was addressing the state level World Sickle Cell Day-2024 program in Dindori. Deputy Chief Minister Shukla welcomed the guests and informed about the activities being conducted in the state for the elimination of sickle cell anemia.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the program by lighting a lamp at Government Chandravijay Mahavidyalaya Dindori. Governor Patel, Chief Minister Dr. Yadav and Deputy Chief Minister Rajendra Shukla, Dhankhar's wife Mrs. Sudesh Dhankhar were present in the program. Tribal artists welcomed the Vice President by performing a traditional dance. Vice President Dhankhar planted a sapling at the venue and gave the message of environmental protection.

Dhankhar visits exhibition

Dhankhar visited the exhibition organized by Women and Child Development, Panchayat and Rural Development, Public Health and Family Welfare, AYUSH and other departments. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav welcomed Vice President Mr. Dhankhar by presenting a turban and Mrs. Dhankhar a shawl and coconut as per the rich tradition of tribal culture. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav also presented a Gondi painting to the Vice President. A short film focusing on the ongoing efforts in the state to control sickle cell anemia was also screened in the program.

Dhankhar said that tribes have great importance in the Indian cultural and social environment. Mrs. Droupadi Murmu becoming the President will be written in golden letters in Indian history.

The yagya of sickle cell eradication has begun

Vice President Dhankhar said that Prime Minister Modi launched the National Sickle Cell Anemia Eradication Mission-2047. The yagya of sickle cell eradication has begun. We all have to contribute to it. Making necessary improvements in the Ayushman Bharat scheme for the elimination of genetic diseases like sickle cell anemia shows the farsightedness of the government. It is necessary to adopt a holistic approach for the elimination of this disease. The state government is leading the country in this direction. 

A treasure of biodiversity and medicinal plants is available in Dindori and surrounding districts. Dhankhar said that there is a special provision for tribes in the Indian Constitution. Minerals and other national mineral heritage are available in abundance in tribal areas. 

Coordinated efforts underway for elimination of sickle cell anemia

Governor Patel said that the tribal population in Madhya Pradesh is 1 crore 90 lakh. So far, more than 55 lakh people have been examined, out of which 1 lakh 20 thousand 935 people are carriers of the disease, that is, sickle cell anemia is in the initial stage among them while the number of patients of this disease is more than 18 thousand. This is a genetic disease, the coming generation will also be affected by it. Coordinated efforts are being made by the Central and State Government for the elimination of sickle cell anemia. Governor  Patel highlighted the initial measures to prevent this disease.

Govt committed to development in tribal areas

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that the State Government is committed to the elimination of sickle cell. For this, along with awareness, comprehensive arrangements have been made for screening, treatment and drug distribution etc. in the affected areas of the state. The state government is making every possible effort for the overall development of tribal areas. 

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