Srinagar: Debriefing meeting of ASHAs and ASHA supervisory contingent on interstate exposure visit was held on Friday at Haryana under the co-chairmanship of Amneet P Kumar, Secretary Health & Mission Director NHM Haryana and Dr Yashpal Sharma, Mission Director, NHM, J&K.
An statement issued here by NHM J&K said Amneet P Kumar briefed the participants about various achievements of NHM in Haryana which include NQAS certification of Civil Hospital Panchkula, certification of CHCs, CHCs and UPHC in Kurukshetra, up-gradation of labour rooms, RBSK packages, CUG sim cards for ASHAs, Mukhya Mantri Muft Ilaj Yojana, senior citizen corners in hospitals, high risk pregnancy management policy, anaemia tracking module, maternal and child death reporting system, supportive supervision portal and e-upchaar.
Dr Yashpal Sharma expressed gratitude to the government of Haryana for its hospitality in taking care of the ASHA contingent so that they could learn best practices from the Haryana. He enumerated various good practices of J&K which can be new innovations for Haryana for which he invited the team from Haryana to study the best practices in health sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the briefing session, the participants from J&K shared their learning from the exposure visit for which they thanked the Mission Director, NHM, J&K for taking this initiative. The team was enthusiastic about the best innovations in the health care at grassroots and community level in Haryana and assured that they shall replicate the same in J&K for providing the best healthcare to masses especially senior citizen corners in hospitals, high risk pregnancy management policy, anaemia tracking module, maternal and child death reporting system, supportive supervision portal and e-upchaar, the statement said.
The teams presented their presentations about the visits to various health institutions in four districts of Haryana which included Kurukshetra, Ambala, Karnal and Panchkula.
The debriefing session was attended by officers from Haryana which included Dr V K Bansal, Director MCH, Dr J S Grewal, Director Admin; Dr Alka Garg, Deputy Director-MH; Dr Sube Singh, Deputy director RT& IT, Dr Krishan, Deputy Director- RBSK; Dr Simi, Deputy Director Child health; Dy Director Trainings SIHFW, Ram kumar Sharma; Dr Nidhi, Program officer Urban Health, Chand S Madan, State NGO Coordinator and team from J&K comprising Sadiq Khan, National Trainer ASHA, Ab Rashid Reshi, State Trainer ASHA; Syed Imran Bukhari, Project Officer ASHA; Dr Sumit Sharma and other officers.
A team of about 90 participants including ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists), ASHA Facilitators, Block ASHA Coordinators, District ASHA Coordinators and District Programme Management Units of J&K are on visit to Haryana from 8 July 2018, who are pioneers in ASHA programme, to observe various activities in the community processes like village health and nutrition days, functioning of village health sanitation and nutrition committees, home based newborn care, Gram Sabha, functioning of Panchayati Raj institutions and various other best practices.