Health and Family Welfare
The District Department for Health and Family Welfare under the Minister for Health and Family Welfare is responsible for maintaining and developing the
health care system in the District and guiding and supervising the Health and Family Welfare Programmes in the District . The services offered by the
department are Preventive Health Care Services, Promotive Health Care Services, Routine Curative Services, and Rehabilitation Services etc. The activities
of the department include establishment and maintenance of medical institutions with necessary infrastructure, implementation of National Disease Control
and Eradication Programmes, Control of communicable as well as non communicable diseases, etc. The main aim and objective of the District Health and Family
Welfare is to provide health care services to the people at their door step. The health and family welfare department plan to deliver health care services
to every individual in the district at it best by setting up more institution, infrastructure and by increasing manpower at various level of health care
within the district with the help of various programmes/schemes available in the district.
|PHOTO: Map showing important locations ||
Description of Schemes/Programmes
|National Health Mission
The National Health Mission (NHM) encompasses its two Sub-Missions, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the newly launched National Urban Health
Mission (NUHM). The main programmatic components include Health System Strengthening in rural and urban areas- Reproductive-Maternal- Neonatal-Child and
Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), and Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases. The NHM envisages achievement of universal access to equitable, affordable and
quality health care services that are accountable and responsive to people's needs.
Implimentation of national Programme:
All the NHM programmes and schemes has been operational through East Garo Hills District till date(2015).
All the Nation Health Programmes are operational through East Garo Hills District till date in the District like National Vector Borne Disease Control
Programme (NVBDCP), Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), Reproductive Child Health (RCH), Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme
(IDSP), National Leprosy Elimination Program (NLEP), National blindness Control Programme (NBCP), School Health Programme and NHM Scheme like Janani
Suraksha Yojana (JSY), Janini Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Rashtriya Swashya Bojan Yojna (RSBY).
Fixed Health and Nutrition Days is being observed in all Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi Centers including non Anganwadi Centers. Fixed Health and Nutrition
Day are being conducted with Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHNSC).
There are 595 Village Health Sanitation committees, 11 Rogi Kaliyan Samity or Hospital management Committees in all Government run Hospitals. New programme
like Iron Folic Supplementation Programmes (WIFS) for school children from class 6 to Class 12 in all government and government aided schools where started
in the district.
Every year intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Programme (IPPI), Population Stabilization Fortnight are conducted under UIP programme.
Mobile Medical Unite (MMU) is being operated through East Garo Hills District and no MMU has been allocated to the District as yet. Mobile Medical Unite
(MMU) is conducting Health Camp through the year inaccessible, hard to reach and underserved areas with the aim to the deliver health services to the people
at the door step. 21 such health Camps have been conducted from April 2012.
Brief about the programmes
The National Vector Borne Disease control Programme (NVBDCP):
The National Vector Borne Disease control Programme is an umbrella Programme for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (VBDS) viz, Japanese
Encephalitis, Malaria, Kala Azar, Dengue, Fillariasis, Chikungunya and is an integral part of India's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY):
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Health Mission (NHM). It is being implemented with the objective of
reducing maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among poor pregnant women.
Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram:
The new initiative of JSSK would provide completely free and cashless services to pregnant women including normal deliveries and caesarean operations and
sick new born (up to 30 days after birth) in Government health institutions in both rural and urban areas
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)
RSBY has been initiated and launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty
Line (BPL) families. The objective of RSBY is to provide protection to BPL households from financial liabilities arising out of health shocks that involve
Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee (VHNSC) Summary:
Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSC) has been implemented in the state of Meghalaya since the inception of NRHM in the state itself. The VHSC are
village level bodies which comprise key stakeholders in a village and which serve as a forum for village planning and monitoring. Usually the members of the
Village Council are made to be the members of the VHSC. The VHSC sees that no section of the village community is excluded from health services, that all the
health service providers are available during immunisation day/Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND) and are able to alert authorities in case of
unscheduled cancellations of the same.
Iron Folic Supplementation Programmes (WIFS):
The weekly iron folic acid supplementation is an evidence based programmatic response to the prevailing aneamia situation amongst adolescents girls and
boys through supervise ingestion of IFAs and bi-annual deworming. The programme envisages benefiting all adolescents girls and boys enroll in all government
and government aided schools including students from class 6-12, besides out of schools girls.
Universal Immunization Programme:
Immunization of Infants and Children against the six killer but preventable diseases namely Tuberculosis, Pertusis, Diptheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis and
Measles is the major thrust of the Child Health Care delivery system in the country. A Child who received one dose each of BCG & Measles vaccines and three
doses of each DPT and Polio vaccines is considered to be a Fully Immunized Child and one of the objectives of Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is to
achieved Fully Immunized Children above 80 % and thereby reduce Infant Mortality Rate below 30 and sustain Routine Immunization thereafter.
District at present has 1 CHC and 10 PHCs. There are 46 Sub-centres.
Name of CHCs, PHCs and its Sub-Centres
||Name of Sub Centre
||Name of PHC
||Boda Apal SC
||Thapa Darenchi SC
||Damit Danggra SC
||Thapa Bisrampur SC
||Jamgao Sorokpara SC
||Bonggare Olbaknang SC
||Gambil Apal SC
||Lower Chima Impel SC