The Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir has directed all its subordinate offices including that of Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and Medical Superintendents of district and sub-district hospitals to ensure that hospitals and various other health institutions were made 'tobacco-free premises'.
The move is aimed at strengthening the public health measure at the district and sub-district level to achieve the status of 'Tobacco-free Kashmir'.
The officials were also directed to ensure ban on the sale of tobacco products within 100 metres of all buildings or premises under the Health Department.
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