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National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations

Current context: Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan, has inaugurated the 6th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations at Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations 
  • The objective of the summit is to provide a platform to the health workers, functionaries, doctors etc. for sharing of knowledge and experiences with each other and meet health outcomes.
  • SAANS campaign “Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully” was launched at the Summit to control Pneumonia.
  • The initiative aims to create mass awareness about the effective solutions for pneumonia prevention including immunization, good quality air, breastfeeding etc.
  • The interventions taken in the SAANS campaign for the most fatal childhood illnesses, Pneumonia are:
    1. A child suffering from Pneumonia will be treated with a pre-referral dose of Amoxicillin by ASHA.
    2. Pulse Oximeter will be used at the Health and Wellness Centre for identification of low oxygen levels in the blood.

Question: 

Q.1 The SAANS campaign is recently launched by the Ministry of for Health & Family Welfare to fight against______?
a. Asthma
b. Hepatitis
c. Pneumonia
d. AIDS
National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations Reviewed by Neha Verma on November 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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