GUWAHATI, Aug 17 � To enhances delivery of quality health services in the rural parts of State, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inaugurated a set of new health services at CM�s conference hall, Dispur here in the presence of Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Minister of Health and Family Welfare and other officials from the Health department, a press release said.
The extended services are appointment of 79 new rural health practitioners at sub-centres, 104 complaints lodging number for the public to lodge grievances regarding health services, ASHA Helpline for any issues related to better delivery of health services in the rural areas of the State and incentives for ASHA related to their services and e-Hr-MIS online information about the availability and posting of doctors on NRHM website. Through these services, the Health department has introduced a feedback mechanism to improve quality in service.
The Chief Minister handed over the appointment letters to the new RHPs at the function. He also inaugurated the online information system e-Hr-MIS, ASHA Helpline and 104 complaint lodging number.
Earlier, the inaugural function began with welcome address by Prateek Hajela, Mission Director, NRHM, Assam.
Speaking in the function, the Health Minister appealed to the Health department personnel to extend cooperation by availing the new services to reach the goal of �health for all�. He revealed that introduced by the Chief Minister, the services by rural health practitioners have shown excellent results. As per reports from March 2010 to June 2011, 812 rural health practitioners have treated 6,00,521 patients at sub-centres. The RHPs have also conducted 412 deliveries at 76 sub-centres of the State.