Stress Laid on Plugging Critical Gaps in Health through PRI

Publish Date : 14/02/2022

Stress Laid on Plugging Critical Gaps in Health through PRI

Aalo 12th Feb: – The West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri Penga Tato has laid stress on plugging critical gaps in Health Care System in a meeting held under his Chairmanship at Conference Hall of DC office on 11th February last. The General Hospital, PHCs, CHCs and sub centers in rural and urban areas need to have minimum facilitates in terms of infrastructure, medicines, manpower etc. to render health delivery services in a more effective way.

            Emphasizing on State Specific guidelines for 15th Finance Commission Health Grants through Local Government, Dr. Dubom Bagra DMO West Siang said that PRIs should play pivotal and supervisory roles in order to strengthen the primary health care institutions. It is important to keep all 25 Sub centre functional to get the govt. grants annually and PRIs and Medical Officers of the centre have to work together to sort out need based works from funds allocated to PHCs annually. He also appealed the PRIs to tie up with respective elected leaders for manpower as nurses from General Hospital cannot be spared for any Sub Centre due to shortage of staffs.

             He also disclosed that Primary Health Centre in Liromoba, one of the oldest circles of West Siang is selected for up gradation with infrastructure, equipments and connectivity under the 5th Finance Commission 2022-23. Shri Yomto Lollen, DPM threw light on the programme through power point presentation and stressed on effort to carry out institutional delivery and immunization in the Medical Sub Centers instead of rushing all normal cases to General Hospitals.