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Tribal Affairs Dept and NHM to roll out Tribal Health Plan in J&K

Last Updated on September 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

Tribal Affairs Department and National Health Mission today finalised modalities for roll out of Tribal Health plan aimed at focused development of healthcare infrastructure in tribal areas and providing dedicated facilities for migratory tribal population. The plan includes a host of new initiatives covering various aspects of healthcare.

Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Managing Director, National Health Mission, Mohammad Yasin Choudhary had detailed deliberations with departments and districts about the components of programme, capacity building, infrastructure, professional manpower and augmentation of facilities. Special Secretary, Tribal Affairs Deptt, Director Tribal Affairs, State Coordinator NHM, Jt Director Planning, OSD Mission Youth, district officers and experts attended the meeting.

Secretary, Tribal Affairs discussed the annual plan of tribal development viz a viz healthcare system including mobile medical units and transit healthcare system. The initiatives of department for healthcare augmentation were discussed for coordination with NHM for a comprehensive Tribal Health Plan.

MD NHM Mohammad Yasin Choudhary gave a detailed presentation about the Tribal Health Plan to be implemented in coordination with Tribal Affairs Department, Health Department and concerned district administration. The plan includes preventive healthcare, mobile health units, telemedicine, capacity building and expansion of professional Human Resource network. He proposed a slew of measures for overall tribal healthcare which were appreciated as a novel innovation which will strengthen the healthcare system in tribal areas.