SUMAN scheme launched in Kiphire
Dimapur, Oct. 25 (EMN): The chief medical officer (CMO) of Kiphire, Dr. Chubala Aier, launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme in the conference hall of District Hospital, Kiphire, on October 25.
Speaking at the launch event, Dr. Chubala stated that SUMAN scheme is a significant initiative that aims at providing dignified and quality healthcare services to every woman and newborn visiting a facility. She stated that the scheme was an initiative by the government of India to put an end to preventable maternal and newborn deaths in the country, stated an update from the CMO’s office.
While urging the gathering to disseminate awareness of the scheme to the communities, Dr. Chubala called upon the medical department to coordinate with other line departments to ensure successful implementation of the scheme.
“All of us are involved in this and everyone should work together that this scheme would be a success in our district,” she said.
Delivering the keynote address, Dr. K Pewezo Khalo, DPO (RCH/UIP), highlighted the aims of the SUMAN scheme including its objectives and packages. He stated that SUMAN was an initiative for zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
Dr. Khalo added that the vision of SUMAN scheme was to create a responsive healthcare system to achieve zero maternal and infant deaths and high quality of maternity care delivered with dignity and respect. According to him, the beneficiaries of the scheme included all pregnant women, all mothers up to six months post delivery, and all sick infants.
He also briefed about the objectives, attributes of a SUMAN compliant facility, broad pillars of the initiative, entitlements under the initiative, notification of facilities under SUMAN, quality assurance under SUMAN, grievance redressal mechanisms, maternal death reporting under SUMAN, and SUMAN volunteer, among others.
It mentioned that SUMAN designated centres in Kiphire district are District Hospital Kiphire and CHC Pungro. The scheme was launched at CHC Pungro on October 21.