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Two-day workshop on quality assurance in Public Health Facilities

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By EMN Updated: May 07, 2014 12:27 am
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‘National Health Mission has given considerable expansion in health delivery’

EMN
DIMAPUR, MAY 6

A two day workshop on Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities commenced this morning at the conference hall of Department of Health & Family Welfare. The programme was graced by Dr. Neiphi Kire, principal director, Department of H&FW as the chief guest.
Addressing the participants coming from the various districts, Dr. Neiphi Kire said that, with the launching of National Health Mission, there has been a considerable expansion in the health delivery in the State.
He, however, said that improvement in quality of health services at every location has not been perceived generally, which lets to non-availing of services provided. Therefore, in-order to enhance the satisfaction level among users of government health facilities and reposing trust in the Public Health System, the quality assurance programme has been initiated in the State encompassing all services envisaged under the RMNCH+A, disease control programmes and other hospital services by restructuring and expanding the scope of the existing quality assurance scheme for sterilization service under family planning programme, he said.
Delivering the keynote address Dr. Parminder Gautam, senior consultant, Quality Improvement, National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), Ministry of H&FW, New Delhi, GoI, said “with the launching of NRHM, there is a significant increase in the quantity of all the components but when it comes to quality it has not translated to the desired goals.”
“But now with the GoI’s multi-prong approach to quality assurance policy, the question here is how can we implement or provide the limited resources in-order to achieve the desired outcome,” he stated.
Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Dr. Neikietuo Chiesotsu, MD NHM, while the vote of thanks was tendered by Dr. Limaakum, SPO, NHM.
The two-day workshop is being attended by the Medical Superintendent, District Programme Officer RCH & UIP, District Programme Manager & one senior medical officer of all districts.
The resource persons are Dr. Parminder Gautam, senior consultant, Quality Improvement, NHSRC, Ministry of H&FW, Asha Kumari, consultant HA&QI, NERRC, Guwahati, Dr. Deepika Sharma, consultant Quality Improvement, NHSRC, Dr. Nikhil Prakash Gupta, consultant (QI), NHSRC and Sanyukta Kashyap, Programme Associate, NERRC.
The workshop is jointly organised by National Health Mission, Nagaland and National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), Ministry of H&FW, GoI.

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By EMN Updated: May 07, 2014 12:27:56 am