NHM performance of 8 eastern districts reviewed

TEZU, Nov 8: The second quarter review of the eight eastern districts of Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Anjaw, Namsai, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley and Longding was held at Tezu to review the performance of the National Health Mission.
This is the first zonal review meeting organized by the State Health Society, NHM, and chaired by Special Secretary-cum-Mission Director (NHM), Dr Tapasya Raghav.
Reviewing the performance of the districts, Dr Raghav said that the health indicators in all the districts should improve from the levels of NFHS 4 data. She emphasized on functionalization of the sub centres as they are the first contact point of the people with the health system for health services.
She also instructed rational deployment of human resource to overcome the work load.
“ASHAs should be given their due incentives to encourage them to work efficiently, while RBSK activities should be planned with Annual Health Visit Plan and all the schools and Anganwadi centres should be covered at least twice in a year”, she said.
She observed that the performance of first round of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) was low and directed the districts to make 100 percent coverage of children in the second round of IMI with better house-to-house visit plans and surveys.
Tezu Deputy Commissioner, Karma Leki said that the zonal review would help facilitate the districts in proving the health indicators and the participating districts could have firsthand experience of the activities in the organizing district.
On the first day, PowerPoint presentations were made by the participating districts to review the performance of their second quarter activities, while the second day saw the participants making field visits to health facilities.