A central team comprising of government official, public health expert, member of civil societies and consultant reached Mokokchung on December 17, to carry out the 4th Common Review Mission (CRM) of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the district which would be held till December 21.
The objectives of the 4th CRM is to assess progress of NRHM in the states against the goals, objectives, outcomes, time lines and strategies.
According to an official bulletin, under the 4th CRM a total of 15 states & union territories are proposed to be taken up for review (10 high focus states including 3 north-east states namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, 4 non high focus states & 1 Union territory). These states & UTs have been selected with a view to provide a representative picture of the progress made under NRHM.
During the stay in the district, the team is scheduled to visit health centers at all levels, from the villages to the district where the team will interact with the medical officers, health workers & village councils so as to get first hand knowledge of the progress made under NHRM in the district.
On the first day, the team visited the sub-centre at Kumlong ward and Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH). Later in the evening, briefing on 4th Common Review Mission was given with Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung & Chairman District Health Society Lithrongla G Chishi as the chairperson.
The members of the central team are Anuradha Vemori, L Pieng, Dr. Narendra Gupta and Preti Rajwanshi accompanied by Dr. Tako Lemtur, Dr. Kika Longkumer and other officials.
It is worth mentioning that the RHM was launched on April 12, 2005, to provide accessible, affordable and accountable quality health services to the poorest households in the remotest rural regions in the country.