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M’laya: Health minister visits NGH to review health and agriculture initiatives

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GUWAHATI, July 20: Meghalaya’s health minister, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh, conducted a comprehensive assessment of the health and agriculture sectors in North Garo Hills district. During her visit on Thursday, she engaged with officials and farmers at the Mendipathar multipurpose cooperative society hall to gain insights into the ground realities.

In the meeting with health department officials, Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh emphasized the importance of mother and child welfare. She reviewed the progress of the Chief Minister’s Safe Motherhood Scheme (CMSMS) and other vital healthcare initiatives. Acknowledging the figures on maternal and infant mortality rates, the minister stressed the need to raise awareness about maternal health care services to reduce these rates significantly. Dr. Lyngdoh urged the involvement of all stakeholders to devise effective strategies for improving the overall health care status in the region. The meeting also addressed the significance of behavioral changes among health practitioners to foster a patient-friendly environment, encouraging more people to seek timely and appropriate medical assistance.

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Subsequently, Dr. Lyngdoh engaged with agriculture and horticulture officials, discussing plan schemes and centrally sponsored programs. The minister attentively listened to the concerns and challenges raised by local farmers, seeking to address their issues effectively.

Eminent MLAs of the district, including Timothy D Shira, Deputy Speaker & Resubelpara MLA, Marthon J Sangma, Mendipathar MLA, Pongseng Marak, MLA for Bajengdoba, and Rupert Momin, MLA representing Kharkutta, were also present during the meeting.

Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh’s visit was accompanied by RamKumar S, Secretary, Mission Director, National Health Mission, and Joram Beda, Commissioner & Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department. The visit aimed to strengthen health and agriculture initiatives in North Garo Hills district and foster a better understanding of the ground realities to further enhance the welfare of the people in the region.

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