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Sunday, August 1, 2010

PHC Review Meeting

The half-yearly review meeting of the Primary Health Center, Sille, which is being managed by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh was held in the Circle Officer’s Conference Hall at Oyan today. All the Panchayat leaders, Gaon Buras and other senior leaders of the area attended the meeting.

The leaders who spoke in the meeting representing their villages were all praise for the staff of the PHC, who have brought significant changes in the morbidity and mortality pattern of the whole area by improving the clinical services, regular outreach activities and training of mothers on basic health care. The shape of the PHC now is ten times better than that in 2005 before FGA took over the management, said Nalo Tasing, Anchal Chairperson. Okyam Gao, Zilla Parishad Member, agreed with him said that the leaders of the area should work together to get an X-ray unit for the PHC. She added that the NGOs should be working in more difficult areas and FGA should keep on improving their performance since Sille is well connected with road.

Nakek Moyong, Zilla Parishad Member (Bilat) explained about the purpose of the government’s PPP project and congratulated the people of the Sille-Oyan area for getting their PHC managed under the project. Byabang Rocket, Chairperson, Master Coordinating Committee (MCC), FGA gave an overall view of the works being done by FGA in other parts of the state. He recounted various misgivings about the organization in early days in places like Palin when it was misunderstood to have political agenda. He urged the leaders not to repeat the same mistake since FGA is working with the welfare of the people of Arunachal Pradesh as the only motive.

Aying Perme, Circle Officer, Sille-Oyan, who chaired the meeting congratulated FGA for good performance and urged the leaders to continue making contributions in managing the center.

Earlier, Dr. Tage Kanno, Executive Director, FGA explained about the purpose of the meeting and said that involving the communities in managing the PHC is one of the main objectives of the organization, and the meeting aims to elicit more participation in the project. He added that FGA hopes that the communities themselves should be able to manage the PHC whenever the PPP project comes to an end.

It may be mentioned that FGA has been managing the PHC, Sille since 2006 when it took over from the government. PPP project is one of the innovative project conceived by the government of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of National Rural Health Mission and has been nationally acclaimed for its success in improving rural health services.

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