Allam Narayana, Chairman, Telangana State Press Academy inaugurated a two-day Journalist Health Card facilitation Camp at the office of the Commissioner, Information and Public Relations Department, here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that User Ids and Passwords has been issued to about 2800 Accreditated Journalists of State Headquarters for the year 2017-18 under Renewal and Fresh category on their mobile phones and email Ids at the first instance. The same will be extended to all the Accreditated Journalists of 31 districts in a phased manner, he said.
He informed that issue of Health Cards this time has been totally digitalised and the journalists need not submit manual application forms as was done earlier, instead fill in application forms online to get health cards. On the first day of enrolment 356 Journalists health cards were approved.
Health cards to non-accreditated journalists will also be issued immediately after the issue of health cards of Accreditated Journalists, he said.
K.Padma, Chief Executive Officer, JHS also visited the camp to oversee the arrangements made at the camp and hailed the initiation of the Department in issue of health cards to the Journalists.
Nagaiah Kamble, Additional Director, E.Venkatesham, Joint Director(MR), Syed Ahsan Hashmi, Asst.Director and others were also present.