Kohima, November 26 (NEx): In a short program, National Health Mission (NHM) provided IT equipments in the form of Tablet, Sim Card, Printer, Laptop etc to the Community Health Officers (CHOs), who are manning the Health & Wellness Centres functioning in Kohima District today, November 26, 2020 at the SPMU, Hall, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima.
A press release from NHM today said that the program was facilitated by the Mission Director, NHM, Nagaland, Dr.Kevichusa Medikhrü.
Addressing the CHOs present, Dr. Kevichusa encouraged them to work hard and diligently so that the services given through the Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) are improved further and the people are benefited through the Center. He also mentioned that the goal of the HWCs are to decrease the mortality and morbidity especially that of the mother and child, also the out of pocket expenditure of the people at the grassroots and the CHOs should work towards achieving it.
The State Program Officer, NHM Dr.Thanghoi Lam, also expressed his appreciation to the Development partners- USAID –NISHTHA- Jhpiego, for making the Naga Tele-health happen, which is an exclusive App developed for Nagaland and UNICEF for the ANMOL Tablet through the Ministry.
Dr. Manyau Phom, Deputy Director, National Health Mission, mentioned that, in the first phase, the IT equipment for Tele Health will be given to 82 HWCs and for the rest of the 82 centers it will be given in the 2nd Phase.
Naga Tele health was launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Health, Govt. of Nagaland, Shri S.Pangnyu Phom on September 09, 2020 with an aim to ensure continuity of essential health services to people across the state. The model will work on a hub and spoke approach and connect medical officers and specialist doctors for general and specialized tele consultation. The technology platform is being launched in web and android platform.
Naga Telehealth will also be beneficial for triaging COVID-19 patients and managing essential health care services at primary level. This technology based platform will go a long way in ensuring that people in the most remote corners of the state have access to quality, affordable primary healthcare services.