Differentiated service delivery models launched


Dimapur, March 20: Dr. Keneinguzo Dzüvichu, Joint Director (CST), NSACS launched the Multi-Month Dispensation (MMD) and Co-located ART-OST Centre (CAOC) under Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSDM) on March 13 at ARTC Plus Kohima.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the objective of the two models is to decongest the ART centre by dispensing ART for three months to stable clients, improve ART coverage among PLHIV and key populations and to reduce the travel cost and travel time to access services. He also emphasised that all the PLHIV and staff of ART Centre should cooperate and respect each other for the success of the DSDM.
MMD will be implemented at ARTC Plus Kohima & ARTC Plus Dimapur and CAOC at FIDU CAD Foundation, Dimapur initially.
Bendang Jamir, State Program Coordinator I-TECH in his welcome address thanked all the stakeholders for the support received while developing the concept notes for the two models and during the site visits. He stated that the success of the models depends on the continuous support and participation of all the stakeholders. He called upon everyone to join hands and work for the success of DSDM.
(Page News Service)