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Elets Exclusive! Developing transparent, efficient healthcare system, says Dr Kinny Singh, MD, NHM, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh

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Speaking at the 4th Annual Healthcare Summit Rajasthan, Dr. Kinny Singh, Mission Director, National Health Mission and Special Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, delved into the recent innovative practices in the healthcare ecosystem in Arunachal Pradesh. Regarding the healthcare perspective of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Kinny said, “We are gradually riding ahead in terms of providing efficient healthcare delivery to the citizens of the state. We have successfully launched a health insurance scheme, Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojna which will provide health insurance cover to all citizens of the state. We are dovetailing it with Ayushman Bharat which is only providing cover to SECC benificaries.

Further highlighting on empowering the district health societies to establishing the first medical college, Dr. Kinny said, “To meet the emergent needs of the district, the state is providing a special flexi fund known as Mukhya Mantri Rogi Kalyan Gosh which will top up the existing Rogi Kalyan Samiti Fund. We have started State’s first medical college which help us to reduce staff resource crunch in the state.”

Talking about the Model Rural Research Health Unit which is underway, Dr. Kinny remarked, “The drug and Vaccine Distribution Management in the state is going to be starting soon to ensure the interrupted supply of drugs and vaccines in the district. Model Rural Research Health Unit is also underway. This unit will be developed in rural settings and help in the transmission of modern technologies to the rural settings.”

“Understanding the state’s specific disease pattern, The state has launched free chemotherapy schemes for providing drugs worth 10 lakhs per patient to help the cancer patients. We are also signing MOUs for free drug services, free pathology services and tele radiology services in the state”, said the Mission Director, National Health Mission and Special Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh

Having said this, she highlighted the several initiatives taken up by the government. She said, “Several e-initiatives have been taken and ehospitals have been launched despite poor connectivity. Almost 50% of the target with respect to the upgradation of health and wellness centres will be shortly achieved.”

“To help the patients with end stage kidney diseases, special renal care funds has been dispersed by the state which will dovetail the PM National Dialysis program. We are also providing comprehensive primary healthcare packages of services at PHC level. For reducing the disease burden from anaemia, malnutrition, the health department is working closely with WCD department”, she further added.

“With these little steps, we are trying to improve the healthcare delivery to the citizens of the state. We are also trying to create more transparent and efficient healthcare system with the implemetation of HRMIS, DVDMS, a comprehensive drug procurement policy and HR policy”, Dr. Kinny concluded.

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