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J&K bags awards for Population Stabilization
SRINAGAR, July 4: The Jammu and Kashmir State has begged 3 awards for best indicators in categories of population stabilization, outpatient services and indoor and surgical services in the Country.

The announcement in this regard was made today by Additional Secretary & Mission Director, NRHM, MoH & FW, GoI, Anuradha Gupta at the concluding day of National Summit on ‘Best Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare’ held at SKICC.

The National Summit was organized by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), in which senior officers from MoH &FW, Government of India, World Health Organization, UNFPA, Principal, Commissioner Secretaries Health and Mission Directors from various States.

During the summit States across India presented their best practices and innovations in Public healthcare and thereby provided an opportunity for sharing and learning from each other and broaden the horizon to take the National Rural Health Mission forward with enhanced enthusiasm.

The event was inaugurated on 3rd July, 2013 by J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah which was attended by Minister of State Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan; J&K Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey; Union Health Secretary, Kashev Desi Raju; Additional Secretary & Mission Director, NRHM GoI, Anuradha Gupta; Commissioner Secretary Health & Medical Education, Shaleen Kabra.

The inaugural function was followed by technical sessions for two days in which best practices presented by States included topics on Child health, JSSK Implementation, Post-partum IUCD, Maternal death review, Convergence in Urban Planning, Ensuring free drugs and diagnostics in public facilities, Improving infrastructure availability and quality, Comprehensive E-Health, E- Professional Audit in J&K, Use of local resources for health system, strengthening & improvement in organizing the Nursing cadre in Odisha, Chhattisgarh Rural Medical Corps, Transfers and postings in Karnataka, Incentives for difficult areas in Himachal Pradesh, MCI Compulsory Rural Posting: Bridging HR Gaps in primary health care. Best practices in Malaria control, Best practices in RNTCP, E-Governance in Health, Tele-ophthalmology, Mobile based payments, emergency response and patient transport systems with greater efficiency, ASHA programmes, etc.

In the concluding session today the Additional Secretary & Mission Director, NRHM, MoH&FW, GoI declared State awards for best health indicators in categories of child survival, infant survival, newborn survival, population stabilization, safe delivery, indoor & surgical services, out-patient services, malaria control & TB control.

J&K State bagged first prize in Population Stabilization, Second Prize in Out-Patient Services & Third Prize in the category of Indoor & Surgical Services.

The Maximum awards were bagged by Bihar (5) followed by Maharashtra, Odhisa & Assam (4 each), J&K, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Rajasthan (3 each).

News Updated at : Friday, July 5, 2013
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