National Health Mission, Assam conducts Swasthya Mantan-3
GUWAHATI, Sept 28: National Health Mission, Assam organised a two-day Swasthya Manthan – 3 on September 27 and 28, with support from Piramal Foundation at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.
The state health minister Keshab Mahanta launched the programme in the presence of Dr M S Lakshmi Priya, mission director – NHM, Assam; Dr Nilmadhab Das, director of Health Services; Dr Ashok Roy, director RRC-NE, Ishmeet Singh, senior vice president, Piramal Foundation and state programme officials and district programme officials, NHM Assam.
The two-day review workshop was held with participants from all the districts, led by the joint director of Health Services, superintendent of district hospitals, deputy superintendents of FRU (SDCH/CHC), Senior gynaecologists, SNCU nodal officer and district programme managers on the topic Reproductive and Child Health.
Further, a district wise review was held on the health performance of each district, and discussions were held on how to improve the health 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.
At Tuesday’s review meet, the best performers from the state and district were also felicitated by Mahanta for their hard work and dedication towards improving the health system in their respective districts.
It is worth mentioning here that Assam has shown improvement in the health indicators as per the office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India’s recently published “Sample Registration System (SRS), Statistical Report 2020”.
As per the report, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) per 1,000 live birth of the state has dropped by 4 points from 40 (SRS, 2019) to 36 (SRS, 2020).
Similarly, Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) per 1,000 live birth of the state has dropped by 3 points from 43 (SRS, 2019) to 40 (SRS, 2020).
Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) per 1,000 live birth of the state has also dropped from 20 (SRS, 2019) to 19 (SRS, 2020).
NMR of the state, 19 (SRS, 2020) is below the national average of 20 (SRS, 2020). Health minister Mahanta appreciated the efforts made by Health & Family Welfare for improvement of the health indicators.
Team Assam has also been awarded for the best performance for achieving registration of healthcare facilities at Arogya Manthan Event in New Delhi on Monday, and is also one of the states being awarded for registration of more than 99% public healthcare facilities under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Assam has also crossed the milestone of administering 5 crore Covid-19 vaccination in the state on Tuesday. Health minister Mahanta has congratulated the state as well as the district health teams for achieving this feat and lauded the tireless efforts of the healthcare workers and frontline workers for their efforts.
A report of the pilot Swasthya Sewa Abhiyan – Special Health Camp held on August 25, 2022 was also launched by the Health minister in the event.
It may be noted that Swasthya Manthan – 1 was held on June 8, 2022 and Swasthya Manthan – 2 was held on August 2, 2022 under the initiative of Dr M S Lakshmi Priya, mission director – National Health Mission Assam.