Thursday, June 1, 2023

Work at the ground to achieve target: MoS tells Mnp officials


On the second day of his three-day visit in Manipur, Union minister of state for education Dr Subhas Sarkar Tuesday visited Churachandpur district as part of the public outreach programme of the Union government.
During his visit, the minister took part in a series of events and activities including a meeting with district level officers (DLOs) of the district responsible for the implementation of Central sponsored welfare and developmental schemes.
While reviewing the schemes, the minister insisted that officers should raise problems and challenges they were facing while implementing the schemes.
“The government would like to leave no deserving beneficiaries of every scheme. Achieving the target of each scheme lies with you,” he said.
Sarkar stressed the need of conducting awareness campaigns on each scheme while asserting that many deserving beneficiaries were left out due to lack of awareness.
He pointed out that due to lack of awareness, the maximum number of people who opened accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) could not avail the benefits of the scheme.
He reminded that the scheme launched by the Central government was to provide easy access to financial services such as remittance, credit, insurance, pension, savings and deposit accounts to poor and needy sections of our society.
However, most of the account holders were unaware of the benefits they can avail under the scheme. Besides, they have little knowledge about the operation of the account, he said.
While reviewing healthcare delivery in the district, the Union minister was surprised to learn that only 18 doctors were present in the district to run one CHC, seven PHCs and 58 PHSCs.
He directed the chief medical officer (CMO) to write to the higher authority to depute adequate doctors while stressing that a good healthcare delivery system is critical to achieve the goal of health for all missions of the government.
He said that a healthcare centre should have at least two doctors and facilities like ultrasound, echocardiography, ECG, etc. for a good healthcare delivery.
Earlier, the CMO apprised the union minister of the problems faced by her office due to manpower shortage. She informed that the district has one CHC, seven PHC and 58 PHSC and these centres are functioning with only 18 doctors.
At the concluding part of the review meeting, the Union minister also interacted with beneficiaries of various schemes and also with some youths who enrolled in the electoral roll for the first time.


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