Arunachal CM Dedicates OPD Block In Kamba CHC; Effort To Uplift Health Infrastructure 

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The Arunachal Chief Minister – Pema Khandu dedicated the Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) Block at Community Health Centre (CHC) in Kamba, an effort to upgrade the health infrastructure to effectively face any emergency situation like COVID-19 pandemic.

This facility was unveiled in the presence of the legislator – Nyamar Karbak ji, Kento Jini ji, Gokar Basar ji and other guests.

Khandu commended the area for its consistent efforts to enhance the CHC by securing funding through a variety of channels, such as SIDF and MLA LAD since 2018.

On being informed of the plans for future extension of the CHC, the CM assured support toward the state administration in terms of making the funds available to citizens.

Reiterating that the state administration places a high priority on health sector, Khandu remarked that the COVID-19 pandemic was an eye-opening event for the administration.

“The pandemic made us realize that how ill equipped we were in the health sector. Reviewing health infrastructure and services during the pandemic, we were shocked by its condition. Our government then decided with commitment to revive and recondition our health delivery system that could cope with any kind of emergency,” he said.

Khandu reported that over Rs 500 crore had been spent on building the state’s district hospitals with infrastructure, staff, and equipment. He claimed that just a small number of general (district) hospitals are undergoing renovations at the moment.

The Bankim Pertin General Hospital in Pasighat is one of the oldest and with majority of footfalls, the facility is being developed into a 300 bedded hospital.

“Our efforts are bearing results. We have reduced the infant mortality rate to 10% and reduced the human resources gap in health sector from 33% to 6%. Also institutional deliveriy has increased manifold,” he revealed.

“Besides getting enhanced DA/DR and HRA at par with central government employees, government doctors will also be provided Non Practicing Allowance (NPA). It is up to individual doctors whether they want to avail NPA or not,” he informed.

Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal CM wrote “Inaugurated OPD block at Community Health Centre in Kamba in the presence of Shri Nyamar Karbak ji, Hon MLA, Shri Kento Jini ji, Shri Gokar Basar ji and other guests. Upgradation of health infra will help us effectively face any emergency situation like #COVID pandemic.

“We first constructed a new state-of-the-art building at District HQs and equipped equipped every District Hospital with necessary manpower, equipment, facilities. We’ve sanctioned projects for upgrading Community Health Centres. Our efforts are bearing results – reduced mortality rate, human resources gap, enhanced institutional deliveries. We’ve invested over Rs 500 cr to build robust health infra. Our next goal is to upgrade ANM School at Aalo to teach BSc (Nursing).”

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