State monitoring and evaluation team from the department of Health and Family Welfare toured Zunheboto district on July 7 and 8.
The team was led by Dr. Kiyekhu Assumi additional director along with Dr. Vizole Soukhrie, joint director and state programme officer, NRHM, Dr. Watikala, joint director and state programme officer RCH, Dr. John, joint director and nodal officer Zunheboto, Dr. Kika Longkhumer deputy director, NRHM, Jhonny, state facilitator NRHM, Ate Sakhrie, IEC consultant, Chubala ASHA nodal officer and Roko and Mhonchan from accounts branch, RHM. The team visited various CHC, PHCs as well as District Hospital.
The team conducted a consultative meeting with all MOs, ANMs, pharmacists, health workers, VCC and VHC members, ASHAs, pastors, women leaders and village elders of the district on July 8 at school premises of Olympic Hr. Sec. School.
The team held interactive sessions with the participants wherein the public leaders and representatives from the villages queried about the performance of the health sector, usage of the funds being provided by the department.
The importance of proper and timely reporting was stressed upon and they were instructed to maintain record registers so as to ensure the accountability of each and every health personnel.
Emphasizing on revamping and improving healthcare delivery system in the district, health workers were asked to be stationed in their posting places and to change outlook and attitude while delivering services to the community. They were also asked to ensure that emergency medicine tray and emergency instruments be kept ready at all times in all their respective centres.
ASHAs were given ASHA diary and detailed instructions on maintaining the diary was given by ASHA nodal officer, Chubala.
To boost the performance of ASHAs in the district, a motivational and participatory interaction was also held and positive response was given by the participants.
A review meeting of the department was also held which was attended by medical officers, nurses, pharmacists and health workers from the district. Various issues pertaining to the functioning of the department in the district were discussed in the meeting.