CMO Kohima organises public dialogue

CMO Kohima organises public dialogue
Officials of CMO office and participants at the programme.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/4/2019 11:43:04 AM IST

First of its kind in Nagaland, a pilot project under the flagship of National Health Mission (NHM) community action for health, public dialogue/jan samvad was held at council hall, Sechü-Zubza for Sechü block on July 3, under the aegis of chief medical officer Kohima.

A press release from CMO Kohima stated that, Dr. Laso Lazar, CMO Kohima in his welcome address stated that community action for health was a mechanism to improve accountability and enable better delivery of services which can build community awareness on health entitlements and initiates corrective action and planning with community engagement. 

Saurabh Raj, programme manager, advisory group for community action for health, PFI New Delhi stated that in providing health services to the public, the community should not suffer because of lack of infrastructure or consumables drug. 

Dr. Rupert Peseyie, DPO (RCH-UIP) as moderator gave an overview of the jan samvad explaining that it presents an opportunity for dialogue between the community and service providers.

Presentation of cumulative report card, facility report card of the health units under Sechü block were presented by VHC chairman, ANM & AWW. Discussion on implementation of the outreach services under NHM, discussion on improving the quality of care and support to cases were held. Presentation of adverse outcomes cases were put across by the participants specially the village councils and ASHAs. 

Officials from the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, NHM Puni Kokho, senior programme manager (planning), Chubala Pongen, senior programme manager (community process), Dr. Thomas Keppen, monitoring & evaluation officer (NHP), Mengusenuo Sachü, consultant IEC (NHP) & Saurabh Raj, programme manager, advisory group for community action for health, PFI New Delhi attended the programme.

Chief Medical Officer, ZLO, DPO (RCH-UIP), DVBO (NVBDCP), medical officers Sechü PHC & Khonoma PHC, DPM, DCM, media officer, BPM, BAC, village councils chairmen, ASHAs, village health committee chairman & secretary of Sechüma, Zubza, Peducha, Kiruphe Basa & Bawe, Mengujuma, Mezoma, Mezoma Basa, Sc. College, Seithogei, Hydro-Project, Jotsoma, Khonoma & Dzüleke participated in the programme. 

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