KANGPOKPI: Community Health Centre (CHC) Saikul in Kangpokpi added another feather in its hat by achieving the ‘Best CHC’ award in implementation of Ayush Bharat-Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana in the state in view of the 2nd anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
The award distribution was held on Monday at Conference Hall, DC Kangpokpi by the district administration as directed on behalf of the State Health Agency, Manipur to handover the award and felicitated CHC Saikul. DC Kangpokpi, Somorjit Salam, IAS handed over the Certificate of Excellence along with a cheque of Rs. 5,000/- to MO CHC Saikul, Dr. John Lupheng in the presence of CMO Kangpokpi, N. Nilakanta Singh, AC to DC Kaigoulal Kipgen, MCS and other medical officials.
Highly appreciating the achievement of CHC Saikul, DC Kangpokpi Somorjit Salam IAS, said that among many others, health is the most important factor for the growth of a nation and the society and the health insurance initiated by the Government is a novel initiative for the upliftment of the nation.
He pointed out that poor health does not affect only the sick person but the entire family as a whole in terms of financial and economic condition which eventually could be detrimental for the society in its growth towards development and to avoid this a healthiness is the basic necessity.
CMO Kangpokpi, Dr. N. Nilakanta Singh also appreciated the commendable efforts and contribution made by the health officials and staffs of CHC Saikul in achieving the feat while hinting that 25% goes into poverty by illness which the Government needs to intervene by increasing access of health care by poor people.
He also motivate the medical officers and other health workers to unswervingly join hands together and try to find out all possible means to address the problem of health care by the poor people in the district as a whole.
Narrating the achievement of the award, Dr. John Lupheng, Medical Officer CHC Saikul said that empanelment under PMJAY is done after verification from the State Health Agency while the SHA team visited the health centre last year for physical verification for empanelment under PMJAY and CMHT Schemes.
He continued that after being found by the SHA for fulfilling the criteria, the State Empanelment Committee approved for the empanelment of CHC Saikul for PMJAY/CMHT and to ensure the successful implementation of the scheme in the health centre, the CHC Saikul authority with the support of the SHA and ISA conducted four days mass enrolment camp in CHC Saikul last year where more than 700 eligible beneficiary were enrolled under PMJAY Scheme.
The enrolment continued in the health centre and as of now more than 1800 beneficiaries have already been enrolled more than 78 PMJAY beneficiaries availed the free hospitalisation services in CHC Saikul till date who were treated without out of pocket expenditure, he added.
He also said that the patients are treated satisfactorily as per feedbacks collected from them and the staff of the health centres under CHC Saikul are proactively in taking up the responsibility in ensuring quality patient care to the beneficiaries while there was no irregularities in the claimed for the patient.
CHC Saikul had earlier also won the Kayakalp Best PHC Award twice in 2018 and 2019 and became the highest achiever amongst the health centres in Kangpokpi. It had also achieved the top position among all PHC/CHCs in the entire hill districts last year for its service in OPD and IPD.
Meanwhile, KSO Sadar Hills and its Saikul unit also appreciated the MOs and other health workers of CHC Saikul for bringing not only laurel to the district but also tremendous changes in the health care sector of Saikul area.