NMC organises workshop under National Urban Health Mission

Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation organised a one-day workshop under National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The workshop was held at Vanamati, Dharampeth on November 16.

Divisional Commissioner Dr Sanjeev Kumar inaugurated the workshop by lighting the traditional lamp. He said that the National Urban Health Mission envisaged to meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, by making available to them essential primary health care services and reducing their expenses for treatment. The existing health care service delivery system has been strengthened, targeting the people living in slums and converging with various schemes relating to wider determinants of health like drinking water, sanitation, school education, etc.

He further said awareness regarding services to pregnant women, their check up, vaccination of kids and other health services is must. “Currently, NMC in coordination with Tata Trust is implementing Asarsh Nagri Arogya Kendra project. This project has transformed the working of health services,” he said.

Present at on the occasion include Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Deputy Director, Health Services, Nagpur Division, Jitendra Kakuste, Assistant Director, NHUM Mumbai, Jaideo, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Dr Bahirwar, Health Officer (M), and others. Dr Vinay Joshi conducted the workshop and welcomed the guest by offering them a Tulsi sapling.

The Medical Officer and other staff of Futala UPHC functioning under National Urban Health Mission were felicitated for excellent service. Similarly, Dr Hemangi Bhanarkar, Medical Officer, Dipti Signal UPHC was also felicitated for outstanding service.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Deepali Nagre.