SUMAN workshop conducted in Longleng, Phek

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/8/2020 1:01:39 PM IST

 Surakshit Matritva Aawasan (SUMAN) workshop was held at Longleng and Phek districts respectively on December 8. The scheme aims to provide dignified and quality health care at no cost to every woman and newborn with a vision to create a responsible health care system which strives to achieve zero maternal and infant deaths.

DHS Longleng: District Health Society (DHS) Longleng organised a one-day district level workshop on SUMAN at medical superintendent’s chamber on December 8. 
A press release by CMO office district media officer, Roseline stated that, Dr Imnameren Phom DPO (RCH/UIP) presented a powerpoint on SUMAN, where he spoke on the vision, goal, beneficiaries, objectives, attributes of a SUMAN compliant facility, beneficiaries of the scheme, broad pillars of the initiative, SUMAN service guarantee packages, entitlements under the scheme, notification of facilities under SUMAN, quality assurance under SUMAN, grievance redressal, maternal death reporting under SUMAN, community engagement under SUMAN. 
Dr Sungtiben Amlari DPM (QA) gave a presentation on facility assessment checklist and Dr Ademla Tinu, Obst & Gynae DH Longleng, spoke on update of Laqshya programme, certification status, bottlenecks pertaining to specific check points, action points, Laqshya monthly indicators.  
During the workshop, short speeches were delivered by deputy commissioner M Shayung Phom, chairman of district level committee for SUMAN, and Dr Obangjungla chief medical officer, member secretary & convenor for SUMAN. Workshop was attended by all the members of district level SUMAN committee. 
.DH Phek: In Phek, the workshop on SUMAN was held at District Hospital Phek (DHP) on December 8, attended by DC Phek, medical superintendent DHP, doctors & nurses of DHP, DPM and staff of NHM. 
A press release by NHM Phek district media officer, Kutolu Nakro stated that, DC Sachin Jaiswal expressed that for successful implementation of the scheme, convergence from allied departments, involvement of NGOs can play a big role in creating awareness. He also directed the facility assessment team to identify the strength and gaps of the existing facility. A brief powerpoint on SUMAN objectives, beneficiaries of the scheme and service packages was highlighted by Dr. Kolhitso Khalo DPO RCH/UIP. Presentations on DHP maternal and newborn health indicators performance and on facility assessment checklist under SUMAN were also presented by Dr. Tiala Longkumer and Sede DPM (NHM). A sensitisation programme for community leaders, allied departments and civil societies and volunteers is also being planned.  


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