ITANAGAR, OCT 2: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Joint Secretary, Rajiv Manjhi, visited Arunachal Pradesh as part of his two-day tour to assess the progress of the Ayushman Bhavah campaign. During his visit, he expressed his satisfaction with the state’s efforts to enhance healthcare.
Joint Secretary Manjhi visited the Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) in Chimpu, interacted with local residents and health department officials, and participated in the Ayushman Sabha. In a statement to the media, he commended the progress made in the healthcare infrastructure, manpower, and technology at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS).
He also reviewed various ongoing central government schemes related to heart health and emphasized the importance of the public benefiting from these initiatives. Manjhi assured continued support for the improvement of the health sector in the state.
Manjhi highlighted the Ministry’s commitment to enhancing the health indicators in Arunachal Pradesh and encouraged individuals to take responsibility for improving the health of their communities.
During the visit, he recognized the hard work of healthcare workers involved in the Ayushman Bhavah campaign, awarding certificates of appreciation to selected individuals. He also distributed Ayushman Bhavah and Ayushman Cards to beneficiaries.
The Ayushman Sabha, organized at the village and ward levels, aimed to raise awareness about various healthcare programs and services, including Ayushman Cards, ABHA IDs, non-communicable diseases, immunization, TB patient identification, and more.
Joint Secretary Manjhi was welcomed to Chimpu by DMO ICC Dr. Mandip Perme, NHM Nodal Officer Dr. D Padung, Dr. Lopsang Jampa, and the entire team at Chimpu UPHC. Local officials, including ZPM Taro Tagia and GPC Nabam Yajo, were also present.
The Sabha featured discussions on NCDs, TB, and communicable diseases, with an emphasis on creating ABHA IDs. Panchayat representatives expressed their views on ensuring social accountability in the healthcare system to provide better services in their areas.
Approximately 2000 residents from Chimpu and nearby areas attended the Ayushman Sabha, benefiting from free medicine distribution, healthcare services, and card generation services.
Joint Secretary Manjhi also visited the plot allocated by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the establishment of the state branch of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Hollongi.