In a first, State Health System Resource Centre to come up in J&K
NHM submits Rs 8481.73 lakh proposal to GoI for various projects
Post by Arvind Sharma on Thursday, March 9, 2023
Jammu, March 08: The Jammu and Kashmir National Health Mission (NHM) has proposed to establish a State Health System Resource Centre in the Union Territory of J&K for providing technical assistance to the Health Department as well as the NHM so that people are provided quality healthcare services besides ensuring that the Central schemes are implemented in an effective manner.
“The proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India (GoI),” State Nodal Officer, NHM, Dr Mohd Shafi Koka told Rising Kashmir, adding, “Once the proposal is approved, we will decide where to set up the State Health System Resource Centre i.e whether in Jammu or in Kashmir."
Apart from State Health System Resource Centre, the J&K NHM has also proposed some other major works/projects for which a proposal of Rs 8481.73 lakh has been submitted to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The team of J&K NHM, led by Mission Director, Ayushi Sudan, met the officials of MoH&FW in New Delhi on Sunday, March 05 and submitted the proposal.
“There will be a team of 7 to 8 health experts with sound technical expertise in the State Health System Resource Centre,” Dr Mohd Shafi said, adding, “This team of health experts will oversee the overall functioning of the health department throughout the J&K UT and will issue guidelines besides providing assistance from time to time wherever necessary so that the healthcare system is improved in J&K”.
Apart from this, the expert team of the State Health System Resource Centre will also oversee the implementation of welfare schemes and the programmes of the Central government in J&K and will issue guidelines and make innovations wherever necessary, the State Nodal Officer further said.
In the proposal submitted to the MoH&FW, the NHM has also proposed to set up 10 dialysis units under Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Programme at Sub District Hospitals in J&K.
“We will conduct a study to find out the workload of the district hospitals of each of the 20 districts of J&K,” the Nodal Officer informed adding, “If it is found that a particular district is overburdened, the dialysis unit will be set up at the sub-district hospital of that particular district”.
The NHM has also proposed to set up District Early Intervention Centres at Kulgam, Doda and Handwara.