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ToTs on expanded services of CPHC underway

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 21: A 3-day training of Trainers of District Community Mobilisers (DCMs) and Block ASHA Coordinators (BACs) on Expanded Packages of Services under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) at Ayushman Bharat- Health & Wellness Center commenced in the conference hall, DUDA Guest House, Kohima on May 21.
Exhorting the participants, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Nagaland Dr. Akuo Sorhie, stated that the DCMs, BACs and ASHAs are like the forerunners in the programme and play a vital role in between the community and the health care and so the group of participants present are a team to be reckon with. She mentioned that, with the paradigm shift which envisage towards the universal health coverage, to bring health care to all, reaching to the unreached population with complete health package and with ASHAs who plays a key role, being a member of the primary health team in the Health & Wellness Center has got much wider assignment under the CPHC objectives. Therefore, their roles and responsibilities have increased many folds over the years from a link worker or social mobilisers to a bigger role under the CPHC and so also for the DCMs and BACs being their coordinators.
Dr. Akuo expressed hope that the training will further strengthen their knowledge in tackling the added assignment with much more confident to provide quality health care services by addressing the primary health care for all at their level. She appealed them to recommit in giving the highest priority to this flagship program and transform the Public Health Care Delivery System in our State.
State Program Officer, National Health Mission, Dr. Mereninla Senlem, while giving the overview of the Extended Health Packages under CPHC said with the concept of National Health Policy of Universal Health Coverage it is all about delivering health care services at the doorstep of the people and for which ASHAs plays an important role and DCMs and BACs responsibility is to motivate and facilitate them. She added that seeing the shift in the disease trend from communicable to non-communicable and looking at the disease burden statistics have shown that, 80% of the deaths and disease burden are now due to non-communicable diseases. She urged all to make the most of the three days program in learning and clearing doubts.
Chairing the program, Deputy Director, NHM, Nagaland, Dr.Manyau Phom, said as ToTs, they have a responsibility of further training more than 2,000 ASHAs in the State, and unless they are trained properly, they will not be able to fulfil the target that our State have and so for a comprehensive training the DCMs & BACs have to be thoroughly trained.
During the 3 days, the participants will be trained on the additional extended packages of Non-Communicable Diseases, Oral health, ENT, Eye, Elderly Care, Palliatives Care, Mental Health, Emergency care (Burns, Trauma and Accident).
(Page News Service)