29 June, 2023

Government of Chhattisgarh and Tata Trusts collaborate to strengthen Comprehensive Primary Health Care in the State

  • The Chhattisgarh Health Systems Strengthening Initiative builds upon the Trusts' mission to provide better access and quality healthcare services across the country.
  • The project has successfully achieved its committed objectives of 23 Model UPHCs, 04 screening centres and 1000 children operated for Congenital Heart Disease

Raipur, 29th June, 2023: Tata Trusts announced the successful completion of its Health Systems Strengthening Initiative in partnership with the Government of Chhattisgarh. The initiative included implementation of the Model Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC) project by the Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) - an associate Organization of Tata Trusts. It also included a process for swift referrals and management of congenital heart diseases in the state. Following the dissemination of best practices, the State Government will now scale up the programme and replicate the initiative across the state.

The initiative has crossed several milestones, demonstrating a set of 23 Model Health Centres as part of the project, including the development of patient-centric health centres with child friendly Model Immunization Rooms, adoption of technology platforms and enhanced capacity of the healthcare workforce. As part of its commitment towards making healthcare accessible for all, the Trusts has also worked together with Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital (SSSH) to support early detection and treatment of Children screened for congenital heart disease (CHD).

Addressing the cause, Shri TS Singh Deo, Health Minister, Government of Chhattisgarh said in a video message; "We are committed to guaranteeing adequate medical care for every resident of our state. Through the assistance of Tata Trusts, we have effectively enhanced 23 Model Health Centres with the purpose of fortifying the health systems in Chhattisgarh. This initiative involves training healthcare personnel and raising awareness about improved practices. Our partnership with Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), an organization by Tata Trusts, is instrumental in realizing our objective of delivering affordable and easily accessible healthcare to our citizens. We are observing encouraging outcomes and are confident that this collaboration will contribute to enhancing the overall well-being of everyone."

Commenting on the dissemination event of 23 Model Health Centres, Dr Sita Rama Budaraju, Senior Advisor, Health, Tata Trusts, said: “At Tata Trusts, we strive to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable, especially for those in underserved communities. Driven by this ethos, we were honoured to work with the Government of Chhattisgarh these past years – introducing to the state, a network of 23 model facilities, digitisation-first approach, and proactive monitoring for quality control – which made the pilot a success. We are proud to have been a part of this journey and hope that this programme will be successful in transforming healthcare in the state by building capabilities of frontline health workers, leveraging technology to enhance service quality, and promoting fair and accessible healthcare for all.”

The dissemination event was held at Mayfair Lake Resort, Atal Nagar, Raipur on 28th of June 2023. The dignitaries at the event included Hon. Health Minister T.S Singhdev; Siddhartha Komal Singh Pardeshi (IAS), Secretary of Health and Family Welfare; Bhoskar Vilas Sandipan Mission Director National Health Mission (NHM); Dr Surendra Kumar Pambhoi Joint Director NHM; Ganesh Neelam, Executive Director CInI and Dr Sita Rama Budaraju, Senior Advisor, Health, Tata Trusts. To showcase the approach towards establishing the model Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC), an information booklet was released during the event. CInI also conducted an interactive workshop for healthcare workers at the launch event.

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Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), Jamshedpur, established on May 17, 2007 is a nodal agency of the Tata Trusts, anchoring the Central India Initiative. CInI aims to transform the lives of tribal households in the Central India tribal belt, through building knowledge and scaling up programmes in thematic areas of agricultural productivity stabilisation, forest-based livelihoods, water resource development, drinking water and sanitation, microfinance and strengthening community-based organisations.

Since its inception in 1892, Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organisation, has played a pioneering role in bringing about an enduring difference in the lives of the communities it serves. Guided by the principles and the vision of proactive philanthropy of the Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts’ purpose is to catalyse development in the areas of health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihood, digital transformation, migration and urban habitat, social justice and inclusion, environment and energy, skill development, sports, and arts and culture. The Trusts’ programmes, achieved through direct implementation, partnerships and grant making, are marked by innovations relevant to the country.


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