Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in its 10th Common Review Meeting has praised J&K for the facilities in the health sector that it said was putting the state at an optimal position to deliver National Health Mission deliverables.
The Ministry of Health & family Welfare, Govt of India conducted 10th Common Review Mission of the Jammu & Kashmir appreciated state for availability of good infrastructure, diagnostic services, availability of human resources, mobilization of resources from other institutions and community awareness for health seeking behaviour.
The review team also appreciated the state for implementing Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) through Public Fund Management System for payments of ASHA incentives and JSY incentives. The team also observed that there is a good cold chain management system for transportation of vaccines from the state to district and then to sub centre level.
The CRM team was satisfied by the work of Health Department 'even during the unrest in Kashmir valley'. The team remarked that the district hospital Anantnag had handled high case load and managed 778 major surgeries, 5664 minor surgeries and even the anti TB drugs were provided to the beneficiaries at their doorstep during the period of turmoil.
The team made some recommendations to improve the programme implementation in the State like Bio-Medical Waste Management in scientific way, initiation of National Dialysis Service Program, Reducing referrals to Tertiary Care Hospitals, Mass Screening of Non Communicable diseases, introduction of HR Policy and integration of HR from vertical programmes, notification of free diagnostic services, convergence with ICDS at village level and Operationalisation of 102 call centre for ambulance services.
While interacting with the ASHAs, team said that ASHAs in the state were 'active, enthusiastic, vibrant and knowledgeable' and were doing a commendable job in maintaining regular contacts with the pregnant ladies and for their regular check up of immunization of young children.