Nagaland: SUMAN schemes launched in three districts
Dimapur, Oct. 28 (EMN): SUMAN (Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan) scheme, a government initiative that focuses on assured delivery of maternal and new born health services was launched in Longleng, Mokokchung and Wokha districts.
SUMAN scheme was launched in Longleng district on October 26 by Dr. Samuel Akho Konyak, EAC of Longleng district; Dr. Obangjungla, chief medical officer (CMO) of Longleng; and Dr. Kibangkumba, medical superintendent of District Hospital, Longleng.
An update from CMO’s office stated that Dr. S Imnameren Phom, DIO (RCH/UIP), made a powerpoint presentation on SUMAN scheme and the procedures to avail the service.
Dr. Obangjungla informed that that SUMAN scheme is an important initiative by the government for the mother and child health. She has sought active participation of community for successful implementation of the scheme.
While informing that government has launched various health schemes, Dr. Samuel lamented that lack of knowledge to avail the service made the schemes a failure. He, therefore, encouraged the people to make use of the facilities.
In a related programme, a one-day orientation-cum-launch of SUMAN scheme was conducted Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital in Mokokchung on October 26.
Speaking at the launch event, the additional deputy commissioner of Mokokchung, Chumlamo Humtsoe, lauded the central government for initiating SUMAN scheme and expressed hope that the package would be a blessing to both the mothers and infants in the district and wished it a grand success.
He also motivated the healthcare workers to serve the real purpose and achieve the target of reducing maternal and infant mortality. He further encouraged the participants to sensitise and spread awareness to enable the needy persons avail the facilities provided under the scheme.
Dr. Supongmeren, senior specialist at IMDH Mokokchung, made a powerpoint presentation on the vision, goal and objectives of SUMAN. He enlightened that SUMAN aims to achieve zero maternal and infant death through quality care.
Dr. Marina, medical superintendent at IMDH Mokokchung, and Dr. Limatula Aier, chief medical officer of Mokokchung, also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, SUMAN scheme was also launched at Chukitong community hall in Wokha district on October 26 by Echungbemo Erui, EAC of Chukitong and Englan.
During a brief speech, he urged the beneficiaries to avail the free health services provided under SUMAN scheme.
Dr. Abenthung Murry, medical officer of Chukitong Primary Health Centre, informed that SUMAN scheme was launched in 2019 with an aim to achieve zero mortality rate of mother and child. He has briefed the participants on the SUMAN package and the various components under it.
M YentsaoEzung, associate pastor of Chukitong Baptist Church, pronounced the invocation during the programme.