Chief Minister Kamal Nath has stressed for having a fresh approach and robust monitoring mechanism for ensuring quality health services. Marching towards this objective, the State Government signed an MoU with Tata Trusts in the presence of the Chief Minister in the Mantralay on Wednesday.
Following this, Madhya Pradesh Health and Wellness Centers would be set up to improve primary health services. On behalf of the State Government, Chief Secretary SR Mohanty and on behalf of Tata Trusts, its Vice President and former Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Vijay Singh signed the MOU. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Tulsi Silawat was present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that ensuring better health facilities to the people in urban and rural areas is the primary goal of the State government. Efforts are on for last one year. The top priority is to ensure that the benefits of state-of-the-art treatment reach the people. The Chief Minister stressed the need to evolve a strong monitoring mechanism and adopt fresh approach while assuring delivery of quality health services.
According to the MOU, 5 health and wellness centers will be set up in 23 high priority districts. Sir Dorabji Tata Trust will extend technical and managerial support for 115 identified health and wellness centers to be set up in four years. Tata Trust will expand cooperation for500 more health and wellness centers later. The electronic health record of citizens will be maintained in these districts. In addition, the Tata Trusts will also support high-risk pregnant women, referral to complex cases of diabetes, hypertension and cancer and necessary follow-up treatment. The technical committee of experts will implement the scheme.
Capacity Building of health workers will also be taken up at block level. Material as per requirement for the training will be available in collaboration with Medical Colleges and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.
The Tata Trusts will also cooperate in developing health counseling practices. For better implementation of health programs, the task of multiplying the effects of programs by using new techniques and methods is also included.
A monitoring committee will be formed jointly by the National Health Mission and Tata Trusts for periodic monitoring of the implementation of the project. Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Pallavi Jain Govil, Principal Secretary Medical Education Sheo Shekhar Shukla and senior representatives of the Trust were present on the occasion.