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Health Deptt fails to put monitoring apparatus in place
'No HPMC constituted to monitor NHRM activities'
3/9/2018 11:25:26 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Mar 9: Violating the guidelines, the State Health Department has failed to constitute Health Planning and Monitoring Committees at various levels to assess progress under National Health Rural Mission in the State.
Sources told Early Times that as per guidelines the Health Planning and Monitoring Committees (HPMCs) were to be formed to ensure regular community based monitoring of activities at respective levels along with facilitating relevant inputs for planning.
"These committees have to be constituted by District Health Society and were to be given the responsibility of to consolidate village health plans and charting out the annual health action plan in order of priority," they said.
They further said that in order to improve health facilities, there was provision of sharing of reports of Village Health Committees and analysis of neonatal and maternal deaths, any epidemic occurring in the area and preventive actions taken.
"There are mainly four major methods to monitor and evaluate the activities under NRHM include use of data from population surveys, commissioning implementation research studies, use of Health Management Information System (HMIS) data and field appraisals and reviews," they said. Moreover, they said further added that the monthly Health Management Information System (HMIS) reports not submitted by the District Health Societies (DHS) to State Health Society (SHS) which was mandatory as per guidelines. Pertinently National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched by Government of India (GoI) to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the rural population to reduce the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and the Total Fertility Rate (TFR).
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