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250 health facilities notified for SUMAN implementation in J&K

Post by M Peerzada on Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Srinagar, Feb 15: The Health and Medical Education Department on Wednesday notified 250 additional health facilities for implementation of key activities under the ‘SurakshitMatritvaAashwasan (SUMAN)' program in Jammu and Kashmir.
In an order issued today, the department has sanctioned notification of additional 250 healthcare facilities as SUMAN Basic Emergency Obstetrics Newborn Care (BEmONC) (03) and SUMAN Basic Facilities (247) for implementation of critical activities during the current financial year 2022-23.
The central government launched the SUMAN scheme that aims to provide dignified and quality health care at no cost to every woman and newborn visiting a public health facility.
The order said the three SUMAN BEmONCs identified in Jammu and Kashmir include CHC Palore in Kathua, PHC Tikri in Udhampur and UPHC Hazratbal in Srinagar.
Similarly, the SUMAN Basic Health Facilities listed in the notification includes 13 in Anantnag district, 14 in Baramulla, 13 in Budgam, 11 in Bandipora, 11 in Ganderbal, 10 in Kulgam, 15 In Kupwara, 12 in Pulwama, five in Shopian and 18 in Srinagar.
Likewise in Jammu division, the notified SUMAN Basic health facilities include 13 in Doda district, 25 in Jammu, 15 in Kathua, seven in Kishtwar, 12 in Poonch, 14 in Rajouri, eight in Ramban, 10 in Reasi, nine in Samba and 12 in Udhampur.
In 2021 also, the health department had notified 158 healthcare facilities as SUMAN BEmONC and basic facilities for implementation of the SUMAN program in J&K.
Union Territory Level Committee, District Level Committee(s) and Block Level Committee(s) are already constituted for the implementation of SUMAN.
The UT Committee is headed by Administrative Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department as the Chairman and committee is aimed to develop road map and action on for implementation of the initiatives to ensure that maternity care and other entitled services are delivered free of cost as part of service guarantee for maternal, newborn and infant care.
The UT Committee has been tasked to ensure necessary budgetary provisions for the SUMAN are made in the Annual Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs).

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