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24 October 2016

Press Release No. 557/16


A Review Meeting on the National Health Mission was held today at the Conference Hall, Shillong Club, Shillong where Smti Roshan Warjri, Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister graced the inaugural function as Chief Guest. Smti Roshan Warjri in her inaugural address dwelt at length on the alarming rise in the IMR and MMR rate in the State and the need to have the right mechanism and the right strategy to effectively address the issue. “In order to serve people better, it is imperative upon us all to work hand in hand as a team,” she added. She also urged upon the participants to freely put forward their experiences and suggestions during the discussions so that issues pertaining to the overall health scenario of the State can be improved. She also informed that in future such review meetings will be held in all the Districts so that the problems can be dealt with effectively from the grassroot level. Additional Chief Secretary, Shri Y. Tsering while highlighting the various issues that hamper the smooth delivery of health services to the people, said that the main concern and problem lies with the scarcity of manpower and the constraints in human resources. He also stressed on the need for maximum use of the available resources for the benefit of the people. Shri H. M. Shangpliang, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Cum Mission Director, NHM in his welcome address informed that the objective of the meeting is to discuss the key issues with regards to the functioning and the problems and also to review the various programmes of the NHM, while Dr. R. O. Budnah, Director of Health Services (MCH & FW) Cum Joint Mission Director, NHM gave a power point presentation on the Maternal and Child Health and also on various health issues. Shri K. W. Marbaniang, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Dr. R. Wankhar, Director of Health Services (MI), Dr. D. Lyngdoh, Director of Health Services (R) and Dr. B. Mawthoh, Joint Director of Health Services (MCH & FW) were among others present during the inaugural programme. The inaugural programme was followed by the Programme wise Presentations by Nodal Officers, State Programme Manager, Consultants, Programme Officer and Finance Presentation by the State Finance Manager, followed by discussions.

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