The Mizoram Governor – Hari Babu Kambhampati, held a meeting with the top officials of the Health & Family Welfare Department at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to review the timely implementation of centrally-sponsored healthcare schemes and the delivery of basic amenities.
During the meeting, the Principal Secretary of the Health & Family Welfare Department – Esther Lal Ruatkimi, elaborated on the major initiatives taken up under the Directorate of Health Services, Directorate of Health & Medical Education, Office of Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Zoram Medical College (ZMC), Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS), and other program cells.
She also suggested that some proposals are currently in a stage where the Governor’s interventions are required to attain approval from the central government.
The Governor briefed on details of the delivery of healthcare services given to the masses through the state and the central healthcare schemes, the current status of ZMC, initiatives under AYUSH, the present status of AIDS/HIV in the state, the difficulty faced in the posting of specialist doctors in the district hospitals and other pertinent issues in the healthcare sector. The dignitaries also discussed the strategies to resolve these issues.
The Governor urged the health department to encourage startups for conducting research on traditional medicine and its production.
He suggested the officials to identify some traditional medical practices in Mizoram and submit the report to the Ministry of AYUSH for further studies.
Dr T.Lalhmangaihi, Principal Director, H&FW, Dr KK Chhetri, Director, DHME, Dr John Zohmingthanga, Director, ZMC, Dr Eric Zomawia, MD, NHM and other heads of offices in different program cells were present in this meeting.