13th Common Review Mission team for Monitoring of Health Sector in Nagaland

Kohima, October 18 (NE): The 13th Common Review Mission (CRM) Team led by Ms.Mona Gupta, Advisor, Human Resource Health (HRH), National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), New Delhi reached Nagaland on the 17th of October 2019. In a State briefing held at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on the 17th evening Ms. Mona Gupta, Advisor, HRH NHSRC advocated that Common Review Mission is an important monitoring mechanism where the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi along with other allied Departments and the State come together to find solution for the existing challenges. She stated that, the team is looking forward to support and supervise rather than find faults. She further added that changes will come from within the state alone for any existing challenges “Solution will not come from Delhi; it will come only from Nagaland”. Therefore, it is necessary to have open communication within the team and the state to find out the challenges. She also motivated her team to look at Nagaland from a different angle keeping in mind the entire local scenario and find out what could be the best solution. Furthermore, she expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and the generous hospitability that the state has rendered on the team’s arrival and conveys that she look forward for the coming days with positivity to know the reality and support the existing system to strengthen the health care.

Shri. Ramakrishnan IAS, Principal Secretary H&FW, Nagaland too expressed his gratitude for all the positive outcome of CRM visits and states that it has helped Nagaland to boost the health care of the people respectively. The program was chaired by Dr.Vikeyie Losu, Principal Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland and a State presentation made by Dr.Kevichusa Medikhru, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Nagaland.

Annual Common Review Mission has been one of the most important monitoring mechanisms under National Health Mission (NHM) which has provided valuable understanding of the strategies which were successful and those which warranted mid-course adjustments in the Health Sector Reforms.

The 14 member CRM team to Nagaland will be divided into two group and will visit the Districts of Kiphire and Phek starting from 18th to 23rd of October 2019 with Ms.Mona Gupta, Advisor, HRH, NHSRC, New Delhi and Dr.Neha Dumka, Sr.Consultant, Community Process (CP)/CPHC, NHSRC as team leaders respectively. They were accompanied by Dr.Ashwini, Consultant, NHSRC, Dr.Aridam Saha,JHPIEGO, Mr.Anjaney, Consultant HCT-NHSRC, Dr.Ankur Yadav, Sub Dean & Asst. Prof. NIHFW, Dr.Swamili, Consultant NHSRC, Ms.Mansi Rawat, WCD, New Delhi, Dr.Kapil Joshi, Sr.Consultant, RCH, Dr.Amlan Majumdar, SR.Prog. Manager, CARE India, Ms.Ayushi Rai, Consultant, HRH, NHSHR, Mr.Hari Krishan, , Financial Asst. MoH&FW, Dr.Manjari, Consultant, NHSRC and Mr.Srinadh, Research Asst., NITI.