SHILLONG, Jan 03: “Through NRHM schemes, the hospitals are better equipped now” said Chief Executive Member (CEM) of District Council Jaintia Hills, L Sumer, in a programme conducted by the Directorate of Field Publicity of the Central Government, Jowai at Thangbuli village.
Sumer, in his speech as the chief guest said that various schemes of the Central Government including NRHM has helped the people especially those in the rural and remote areas. He laid stress on National Rural Health Mission’s (NRHM) schemes like the JSY which have benefitted the women folk to a great extent and JSSK scheme will also further add to the benefits of the family.
Sumer informed the people that the Chief Minister’s Scheme ‘RSBY’ launched recently will benefit the people especially those belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.
FPO,DFP,Jowai, JL Kynjing, informed that the special awareness campaign was launched in West Jaintia Hills at Mynsngat village under Thadlaskein Block and a series of programmes covering around 8 villages has been undertaken by the Directorate of Field Publicity in collaboration with the District Medical & Health Office, Jowai besides the primary health centers identified for the programmes. The campaign is sponsored by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Union Government and similar awareness programmes are in progress all over the country, Kynjing added.
MHO, Jarain, Dr. W.Gatphoh, delivered talks on Janaani Suraksha Yojana(JSY), Janani Shshu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) besides Immunization programmes. In order to benefit from the scheme of JSY, she urged the expectant mothers to go for institutional delivery where besides the financial benefits they can be assured of preventing complications that can arise later on.
Dr Gatphoh informed the people that the JSSK scheme is in the process of implementation and this scheme will go a long way in solving the many problems faced by the families especially those belonging to the weaker section of the society.
DEMO, Jowai, Camlette Warr, delivered talks on the preventive and curative measures of Malaria and advised people to adapt the practices of using medicated bed nets and also to maintain clean surrounding of their houses. Warr also urged the people to allow spraying of DDT in their houses to prevent malaria.
The highlights of the programme conducted were rallies and open quiz competition on health subject. The departments participating in the awareness programmes included Primary Health Centre, Jarain and SDPRO, Amlarem including the District Medical & Health Office, Jaintia Hills district.