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Cachar Clinches First Position In Assam In ‘Best Practice Category’

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DC Keerthi Jalli praised for her outstanding efforts in making the district proud


HT Correspondent


SILCHAR, April 10: In yet another significant achievement, Cachar district has secured the first position in Assam in Best Practice Category for implementing ‘Mission Uttaran’, an innovative initiative taken up to reduce maternal & child mortalities in the tea gardens of the district.

It’s noteworthy to mention that due to the convergent interventions under Mission Uttaran, maternal mortalities have reduced from 15 (during 2020-21) to 9 (during 2021-22) in tea gardens of Cachar.

The award was given on the occasion of World Health Day at AASC, Khanapara in Guwahati.

The initiative has been depicted through poster presentation at the aforesaid programme.

Minister for Health Keshab Mahanta handed over the best practice award to Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli in presence of joint director of Health, Cachar Dr. Ashutosh Barman, superintendent of SM Dev Civil Hospital Dr Alokananda Nath, DPM NHM Rahul Ghose & Wasim Zabed Choudhury, i/c Hospital administrator SMDCH. Principal secretary Avinash Joshi, Health; Sidharth Singh IAS commissioner and secretary Medical Education & Research, Dr Lakshmanan S IAS MD NHM, Pomi Barua deputy secretary Health and OSD NHM also graced the occasion.

On receiving the award, DPM, NHM, Cachar briefly elaborated the implementation process of ‘Mission Uttaran’ to Health minister Keshab Mahanta and other dignitaries present on the occasion.

Meanwhile in a message, MD NHM, Dr Lakshmanan S also appreciated the targeted efforts taken up by the district health administration under focused leadership of Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli and requested to fully utilise the benefits under Wage Compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea garden areas.

While sharing her reaction, Cachar DC said, “For receiving the award, special credit goes to CEO (ZP) i/c Health, Eldad Lalthakum Faihriem, entire Block Health team led by SDM&HOs, BPMU, DPMU, HLFPPT, Sanjeevani team, Tea Garden Managers, Social Welfare Department, PHE, Education & ASRLM and all the frontline workers who worked for the cause relentlessly in the midst of Covid pandemic.”

“I also sincerely thank Dr. Gulbahar Raj Barbhuiya, DME, NHM, Cachar for nicely presenting the whole process in the poster as well as the Kayakalp video which has attracted the attention of juries during competition,” Jalli added.

Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy congratulated the deputy commissioner of Cachar and her entire team in the health sector for making the district proud.

Silchar MLA Dipayan Chakraborty too lauded the efforts of the health sector for working relentlessly and achieving the topmost position. Both the legislators expressed hope that in the future too, Cachar will march ahead and achieve many more accolades.


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