Minister lauds Health Dept’s approach

CHANDIGARH:In a communication to the Administrator, UT, Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has appreciated goal-oriented approach of the local Health Department.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20

In a communication to the Administrator, UT, Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has appreciated  goal-oriented approach of the local Health Department.

In an effort to move towards a result-based financing in the health sector and to promote a culture that rewards good performance, and encourages reforms, conditions have been introduced under the National Health Mission (NHM). 

These are a set of pre-decided indicators, which when achieved earn incentives and in case of non-achievement lead to penalty wherein the state loses a part of its resource envelope.

The conditions for 2018-19 have shown an improved performance as per the NITI Aayog’s State Index report 2018 for indicators like operationalising Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), covering districts under the national mental health programme, screening of 30 plus population for non-communicable disease (NCD), implementing the human resources information system (HRIS) and improving functioning of Primary Health Centres in the rural as well as urban areas. 

Owing to its performance, Chandigarh earned funds over and above the assured resource envelope of 2019-20. The Health Minister lauded efforts of the Chandigarh Administration and the entire team working in the health sector for this endeavour.

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