Focus on data reporting, pregnant mothers: NHM MD

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 23: The National Health Mission’s (NHM) State Mission Director Tapasya Raghav urged the newly-recruited technical and non-technical staffs under the NHM to focus on data reporting and care of pregnant mothers.
Addressing the inaugural function of the three-day induction/orientation training programme for technical and non-technical recruits at the NHM’s state training hall here, Raghav expressed concern over the increase in infant mortality rate from 30% to 36% in the state, and urged the staff nurses to motivate the ASHAs of their areas to encourage pregnant mothers to avail of antenatal care.
“Another important area that needs attention is line-listing of pregnant ladies, for which trainees need to ensure they maintain and update it in their respective areas,” she said, and advised them to attend the monthly ASHA meetings in their districts.
Highlighting the importance of the NHM’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), she urged the nurses to be involved during screening of school children in the districts. She also informed that Lakshya, which has been launched in six districts initially, will be extended to more districts later.
Raghav also spoke about other programmes in the pipeline, like the Diarrhoea Control Fortnight, deworming, and Special Intensified Mission Indradhanush.
Nodal officers Dr D Padung (NHM), Dr Runi Tasung (RKSK), Dr Tana Natung (child health), Dr Amping Perme Ete (family planning & RBSK), and Dr Raja Dodum (urban health) elaborated various components under the National Health Mission.