CS launches PLUS project at Kimin

KIMIN, Dec 3: Chief Secretary Satya Gopal launched the ‘Positive Lives Under Safety’ (PLUS) project – a state government initiative to decrease the infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) at the community health centre here on Sunday.
After the launch, the chief secretary addressed the gathering at the Sarkar Apke Dwar (SAD) camp here and appealed to the people, especially pregnant women, to avail the benefit of the PLUS project.
He informed that PLUS project is an innovative project of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to reduce IMR and MMR in the state and to encourage more institutional deliveries in all health facilities.
Under the PLUS project, a team comprising of ANMs, ASHAs and Aganwadi workers will be constituted, he said.
Their performance, he said, will be reviewed quarterly and the best performing teams will be awarded cash incentive of Rs50,000, 30,000, 20,000 and 10,000 respectively. He called on such teams to work together to make the PLUS project successful.
He also informed that PLUS camps will be conducted on the 1st, 18th and 27th of each month where pick and drop facilities for pregnant mothers will be provided, besides other essential services.
Gopal also asked the public to avail benefit of JSY, PMMVY, JSSY, DKY,BBBP and ‘full incentivisation’schemes under the health department.
Later, he gave PLUS badges to team leaders of ANM, ASHA and AWCs.
Health and Family Welfare Special Secretary cum MD NHM DrKinny Singh also appealed to all pregnant women to avail the facility and directed DMO and DRCHO to administer for 100 percent coverage under the PLUS project.
Thirty-one pregnant women registered for the ANC, out of which 27 pregnant women were screened for USG.
The objective of the PLUS is to ensure quality health services, like ANC visit by specialist, identification, tracking and timely intervention; ensure the provision of JSY,JSSK and PMSMA and to reduce out of pocket expenditure of pregnant women.
The PLUS project will also provide multi facility single window camps in convergence with the Women and Child Development department, banks, AADHAR, CMAAY and PMJAY.
Commissioner Health and Family Welfare DrAC Burma, Deputy Commissioner DrJoram Beda, DMO Dr Subu Tasso Kampu, Nodal Officer PLUS Dr Tassung, and many senior officers attended the programme. (DIPRO)