District-level workshops held on Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan
Dimapur, Dec. 14 (EMN): Chief Medical Officer, Wokha Dr. CW Tungoe stated that community participation is needed to create more awareness on Suman (Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan).
The CMO said this during a district-level workshop on Suman at CMO Conference Hall in Wokha on December 14.
Addressing the participants, he noted the importance of maternal and newborn health while Dr. Khelito Zhimomi, DPO (UIP/RCH) gave a presentation on Suman, explaining its role in improving maternal health.
According to an update, she highlighted the vision, goal and beneficiaries for zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths. She further encouraged the Lotha Eloe Hoho members to be Suman champions and create awareness on various incentives provided by the government under maternal health.
Medical superintendant District Hospital, Dr. Tumchobeni Kikon informed the participants that the hospiral has recorded zero maternal death cases from March 2019 till date.
In a similar programme, a one-day workshop on Suman was held at Medical District Hospital in Mon on Monday. An update stated that the scheme aims at assured, dignified and respectful delivery of quality health care services at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of services to any woman and newborn visiting a public health facility in order to end all preventable maternal and newborn deaths and morbidities and provide a positive birthing experience.
Dr. Sashinle Dio (UIP&RCH) presented a powerpoint on Suman where she gave details on the vision, goal, beneficiaries, objectives and attributes of Suman. Meanwhile, Imlinoba Changkiri DPM(QA) gave a presentation on facility assessment checklist and Dr. Aman (Obs&gyn)DH, gave a powerpoint presentation on the data of District Hospital from the HMIS (Health Management Information System) for the last two years.
Dy. CMO Dr. K Limatula Ao added saying that ‘we all need to strengthen our soft skill, which is the communication with the patients, which we all tend to forget by attending many patients in a day.’
Similarly, a district-level worshop on Suman was held at the conference hall of the chief medical officer’s office in Mokokchung on 14 December.
An update stated that Dr. Ayangla Saku, DPO(UIP & RCH) presented a explanatory power point presentation on Suman and facility assessment checklist. It said that she briefed about the initiative for zero preventable maternal and new born death and providing positive birthing experience, beneficiaries of the scheme, conceptual framework and grievances redressal mechanism.
Dr. Supongmeren, obs/gynae, IMDH, presented data for achievement of the last three and reviews on district hospital maternal and new born health indicators.
Dr. Ajemrenla Ajem, DPM (QA), updated about the different levels of assessment under Laqshya facilities.