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NHP holds NQAS knowledge exchange programme

By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2022 11:26 pm
Dr. Maongkala speaking at the NQAS knowledge exchange programme at PHC Mongsenyimti on September 16.

Dimapur, Sep. 17 (EMN): Nagaland Health Project (NHP) conducted a National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) knowledge exchange programme at Mongsenyimti public health centre (PHC) in Mokokchung district on September 16.

An update from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Mokokchung, informed that participants from Wokha, Longleng, Zunheboto, Tuensang and Mokokchung districts attended the exchange programme. It mentioned that PHC Mongsenyimti was awarded NQAS certification under PHC category in the month of July 2022.

The CMO of Mokokchung, Dr. Limatula Aier, delivered the opening remarks, while the deputy director of Health department, Dr. Thomas Keppen, spoke on “Introduction to knowledge exchange on NQAS.”

It stated that Dr. Keppen enlightened the participants on the definition of quality and why it is needed in a health centre. Speaking on the purpose of organising the knowledge exchange programme, he informed that NHP envisioned creating opportunities for gross learning among different facilities and facilitate in improving facilities throughout the state.

Meanwhile, Dr. Maongkala, medical officer of PHC Mongsenyimti, presented a detailed account on PHC Mongsenyimti’s journey to NQAS. She highlighted on the important role of staff cooperation and collaboration coupled with the relentless support from the CMO and deputy CMO, supportive and active role of quality manager of the district, the infrastructural development funded by Nagaland Health Project, support provided by the HCMC and MLA and active participation of the Mongsenyimti village community which paved the way towards NQAS certification.

She spoke on three key determinants that a health centre must possess before pushing forward for certification namely good infrastructure, community participation and proper documentation. Besides the key factors, she elaborated on the protocols and procedures to be followed according to the need of the facility, productive work division among the staff and self assessment in the areas of concern.

It was followed with question and answer session and feedbacks from the participating districts.

The programme was chaired by Pukhato Wotsa from NHP and concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Achum Patton from NHP.

By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2022 11:26:26 pm