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Kamrup (M) bags top spot, Nalbari 2nd, Jorhat & Darrang third

By Wasim Rahman

JORHAT, April 6 - Jorhat, along with Darang district, has been jointly ranked third in the evaluation of performance in the health sector carried out by the National Health Mission (Assam) for the year 2017-18 (April to February).

As per the latest report released recently by NHM (Assam) on the performance of all the districts in the health sector under which a series of government schemes and projects were under implementation, Kamrup (Metro) tops the chart followed by Nalbari bagging the second position while Jorhat and Darrang occupying the third position.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar told The Assam Tribune today that Jorhat and Darang have been listed third in the NHM (Assam) rankings termed as �District-wise performance status based on 16 dash board monitoring indicators of health.�

Konwar said that Jorhat and Darang have scored .62 points while Kamrup (Metro) and Nalbari have scored .66 and .64 respectively in the evaluation of the performance of the health department. He said the performance of the health department in providing medical assistance to the people through various means of the government health system is determined by using 16 indicators selected by the NHM.

The level of implementation of variety of government schemes and projects to uplift the health standards of the general people and the marginalised sections of the society get reflected by the score gained in the evaluation, Konwar said.

Stating that Jorhat district finding a place in the first three was a positive step, Konwar said the administration will put on efforts to further improve the performance and hoped that the rank and file of the Health department will get motivated to work harder to enhance the quality of services.

The NHM report stated that the performance of the districts have been categorised into four groups starting with the green colour denoting �good performing districts�, yellow colour denoting �promising districts�, baby pink colour denoting �districts need to improve� and red colour denoting �districts lagging behind�.

Seven districts figure in the red colour category and they are Karbi Anglong, Hailakandi, Udalguri, Dhubri, Karimganj, Chirang and Dima Hasao. In the �districts need to improve� category are Tinsukia, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Kokrajhar and Lakhimpur. In the promising districts category are Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Bongaigaon, Baksa, Morigaon and Sivasagar.

The good performing districts are: Kamrup (Metro), Nalbari, Darrang, Jorhat, Nagaon, Goalpara, Kamrup (Rural).

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