Traditional healers should be given recognition: CS
ITANAGAR, Apr 25: Considering the free health services provided by the traditional healers in Arunachal, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal said “they should be given proper recognition and credit by the authority concerned for their selfless service to humanity.”
The CS said this during the meeting of the Arunachal Pradesh AYUSH Society here on Wednesday to finalize the state’s annual action plan (AAP) 2019-20 under the National AYUSH Mission.
The meeting was attended by Principal Health Secretary Dr AC Verma, PCCF Rabindra Kumar, Finance Secretary YW Ringu, Health Secretary Juhi Mukherjee, Health Services Director Dr M Lego, and officers from the agriculture and horticulture departments.
Gopal reviewed the details of the AAP, and stressed on proper evaluation and assessment of the training components.
Supporting the need for regular training of ASHAs and ANMs, the CS called for devising “an evaluation and assessment format to measure the productivity of the trainings.”
“The formats should be devised in a manner where the feedbacks from both the trainers and trainees are obtained,” he added.
Expressing alarm at the high rate of cancer cases in the state, Gopal urged the health department to conduct cancer awareness camps regularly.
“We should invite master trainers from the government of India, and institutes like the AIIMS,” he said.
The CS also suggested that the AYUSH department should conduct health camps during Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps.
The participants later approved the state’s AAP 2019-20, presented by AYUSH Deputy Director Dr Dusu Laji, for onward submission to the Centre. (CSO)