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ToTs training on CPHC underway at Kohima

ToTs training

Dimapur, February 20: Welcoming Community Health Officers (CHOs) from across the State during a 5 days Training of Trainiers (ToTs) on the Expanded Package of Service under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) on February 20 in the conference hall of the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima, Dr E Motsuthung Patton, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM) said that CHOs plays a vital role in delivering health services to the doorstep of everyone in the village and that they are the backbone of the Health & Wellness Centers in the State. Dr.Patton also encouraged them to be sincere and regular in performing their duties towards improving the health indicators in our State.
Dr.Manyau Phom, Deputy Director, NHM while giving an overview of comprehensive primary health care through Health & Wellness Center mentioned that of the two component under Ayushman Bharat Yojana – HWC and PMJAY (health insurance), HWC is focused on the preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative & palliative healthcare with the aim of delivering comprehensive primary healthcare closer to the communities, with the principle of universal health coverage. He mentioned that the role of the CHOs and frontline health workers (FLWs) is very crucial as they are the first contact in the health delivery system.
Dr.Vizokholo, State TB Officer, National TB Elimination Program (NTEP), while sharing a brief on the team’s visit to the aspirational blocks in the districts, appreciated the commendable services that the CHOs are providing CPHC through the HWCs in the villages. She added that the five days training will be beneficial to them in knowing more about TB related activities such as screening of presumptive TB cases, sputum collection and transportation, thereby, participating in TB elimination effort and fulfilling the continuum of care.
The 5 days training will extensively cover the 12 expanded packages of services to be provided through the Health & Wellness Centre covering reproductive & child health, family planning, adolescent health, oral health, eye care , ent, emergency care, mental health, elderly care, palliative care services, food safety and non-communicable diseases . The CHOs after their ToTs will in turn train the staff nurse and frontline workers like the ANMs and ASHAs.
(Page News Service)