28 November, 2022

Government of Madhya Pradesh and Tata Trusts join hands for Comprehensive Primary Health Care in the State

Bhopal, November 28, 2022: The Government of Madhya Pradesh and Tata Trusts have launched a state-wide programme to establish 500 Health & Wellness Centres (HWC) and 23 Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs) as model facilities across 23 districts of the state. Work is already in an advanced stage in 208 HWCs and 10 UPHCs.

The State Government is implementing the programme, under the overall framework of the National Health Mission (NHM)., Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), an associate organization of Tata Trusts, is supporting the government with programme management, deployment of relevant technology, demonstration of model HWC and UPHC facilities, quality certification and training of health care workers in collaboration with Government Medical Colleges.

Several milestones have already been achieved. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been documented for all the 12 Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) services available at HWCs. Proactive mentoring has led to an improvement in quality of services at intervention centres. Digitisation of health records has begun in UPHCs. Seventeen model facilities have already been demonstrated. 33 facilities have become eligible for quality certification. A Knowledge Management Network has been established with four government medical colleges. The programme aims to work towards leveraging the NHM in a sustainable manner across the state of Madhya Pradesh by building capacities of CPHC consultants, enhancing quality through technology led tracking, developing a cadre of Community Health Officers, as mentors, who will champion positive change.

The programme, over the years, will benefit about 25 lakh people with quality health services, and train about 10,000 health care workers. The Primary Health Care network of Madhya Pradesh will be equipped such that it ensures Comprehensive Primary Health Care, the key determinant of desired health outcomes of the state’s population.

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Mr. Arun Pandhi, Director - Program Implementation, Tata Trusts said, “Tata Trusts’ collective endeavour with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, to demonstrate model Health and Wellness Centers, is in line with our overarching vision to create better outcomes for our communities. We truly appreciate the interest and initiative of the Government of Madhya Pradesh for driving the much-needed focus on strengthening Primary Health Care Services. We are hopeful that this program will enhance the skills of the frontline health workers and leverage existing technology platforms to strengthen the quality of services, and thereby enable equitable healthcare for the citizens.”

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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 stabilization, 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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