Imphal, October 15 2021: The newly launched “Chief Minister’s Health for All” scheme came into force in Imphal East district today with a function held at Luwangsangbam Gram Panchayat office in the presence of Dr N Shyamjai, State Mission Director, National Health Mission.
Door to door health screening by medical teams also commenced with the function which was jointly organised by Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management under Health and Wellness Centre for Luwangsangbam and Achanbigei.
CMO Imphal East, Dr Indira Lourembam; Pradhan of Luwangshangbam GP S Angou, Health Department officials and other functionaries of Luwangsangbam GP also attended the function.
Speaking at the launch function, Dr N Shyamjai said that the “Chief Minister’s Health for All” scheme is set to positively impact the people of the State.
While maintaining that it will be a very beneficial initiative, Shyamjai also stressed on the importance of ASHA workers in successfully implementing the scheme.
Through the scheme, people will be able to get health screening facilities for select non communicable diseases at their residences and will be provided medicines accordingly free of cost.
If needed, patients may also be referred to a higher health facility for more efficient treatment under the scheme, he said.
It may be noted that screening will be done using a hand-held device known as ASHA+ for 10 non-communicable diseases including Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Ailments, Respiratory Disease like COPD, three common Cancers (Oral, Breast and Cervical), Mental Health problems and Stroke/Post Stroke.
Dr Shyamjai further said that the scheme will also further State Government’s endeavour to provide health benefits to all via schemes like Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and Ayushman Bharat as health cards for the said schemes will also be issued to the eligible patients having severe and chronic illnesses.
The ASHAs will have a pivotal role in realising the goal of the scheme as they will assist in assessing health issues of residents under their jurisdiction and in rendering proper treatment, he said.
Dwelling on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avert major health issues likely to be developed if left unattended, the State Mission Director for NHM also called upon all to act responsibly and carry out unavoidable moral obligations towards making a healthy society.