GUWAHATI, Dec 29: National Health Mission, Assam organised Swasthya Manthan-5, a two-day review cum orientation workshop on December 28 and 29 at Assam Water Centre, Guwahati.
Dr M S Lakshmi Priya, mission director – NHM, Assam, Dr Nilmadhab Das, director of Health Services, Dr Manoj Kumar Choudhury, ED, NHM Assam, Dr Ashok Roy, director RRC-NE, Pankaj Chamuah, ACS, OSD NHM Assam State Programme Officials and District Programme Officials, NHM Assam were present in the meeting.
During the meeting the monitoring system for home visits by frontline workers, CHO and other health officials were reviewed and necessary guidelines were provided in the review.
A video message on proper antenatal care on teenage marriage, pregnancy, birth waiting room and buddy pair by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was shown.
During the meeting, 7 videos of the “PAALAN 1000” programme, the importance of the first 1000 days of life, were also shown.
Considering the winter season and possibilities of high incidence of pneumonia cases in children during this season, all districts during the meeting were directed to take extra care of children by creating awareness among the public.
The video on danger signs in children was also shown and discussed.
Further, a district wise review meeting was held on the health performance of each district, and discussions were held on how to improve the health status of children and mothers. It is expected to determine any further course correction that may be required by the districts and any handholding required to improve the health indicators.
Dr M S Lakshmi Priya along with the state officials and UNDP team launched a few health initiatives for Assam including Swasthya Sewa Abhiyan Portal – A portal developed with the technical support from UNDP for better monitoring and follow up of cases identified in Swasthya Sewa Abhiyan – Special Health Camps.
To improve the quality of care in the SNCUs of medical colleges and district hospitals, Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC) was launched to reduce Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR).
In the review meet, the best performers from the state, district and development partner were also felicitated by Dr M S Lakshmi Priya along with state officials for their hard work and dedication towards improving the health system in their respective districts.