SHILLONG, May 19: Meghalaya Health Minister, Roshan Warjri inaugurated the new initiatives implemented at the Bhoirymbong CHC, Ri Bhoi District on Friday in the presence of the local MLA, Ngaitlang Dhar, local MDC, Albinus Lyngdoh, Deputy Commissioner, Ri Bhoi District, C P Gotmare. Also present were Chairperson of State Commission for Women, Theilin Phanbuh, Chairperson, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Meena Kharkongor, senior medical officers, ASHAs, Headmen of villages under Bhoirymbong CHC.
The facilities inaugurated included Fitness Gym, Children’s Park, Herbal Garden, Renovated IPD, Baby Corner, Laboratory and Casualty Room, which are being funded by the MHIS generated funds of the hospital.
While dedicating the new initiatives to the public, the Health Minister said, “Infrastructure is the outcome of the hard work and dedication of the medical officers and staff of the CHC who have rendered their selfless service for the welfare of the public.” She also expressed her appreciation to the doctors and staff for taking the initiative to spread health awareness in the villages and to encourage the public to avail the medical services of the health department. “The community participation in all initiatives of the CHC has boosted the confidence of the officers and staff of the CHC to make every effort to achieve ‘health for all’,” she added.
The Health Minister also informed that the Phase III of the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme will be rolled out soon and hoped that the coverage of this scheme will increase and called upon the public to take the opportunity and get themselves enrolled.
Ngaitlang Dhar, in his speech, said “The Bhoirymbong and its adjoining villages are blessed to have dedicated and responsible doctors and staff in the CHC”. He hoped that these new initiatives will cater to the health requirements of the area.
Earlier during the programme, prizes were also distributed to the cleanest villages under Bhoirymbong CHC. This competition is based on the health and cleanliness activities of the villages, including vaccination coverage, institutional deliveries, immunization programmes, etc. The 1st prize was bagged by Khweng village and Liarsluid village, the 2nd and 3rd prizes went to Umroi Madan and Mawtneng respectively. Umdohbyrthih, Umsawriang and Nongrah-B bagged the consolation prizes.
Others who spoke on the occasion were local MDC, Albinus Lyngdoh and DC, Ri Bhoi, C P Gotmare.