The Right to health is a fundamental right of every individual .To be healthy is everyone’s dreams and desire, it is the collective responsibility of the people to realize this power by sharing health. Therefore a healthful living is possible only if health becomes a habit.
About the Department
Of all the issues pertaining to our state, health is the most pressing . Health is always in the forefront of societal issues and it is an area in which quantifiable progress can be made .
The Department of health and Family Welfare under the Ministry of health and Family welfare is responsible for maintaining and developing the health care system guiding and supervising the health and family welfare programme.
Role and Function:
The sub Division consist of :
The main function of these institution are rendering health care services both indoor and Out door facilities to the rural people at large to cater growing health need of health care activities.
Organisational Setup :
CHC & PHC under PPP mode
Citzen Centric Services/ Information :
The services offered by the Department are preventive health care services , promotive health care services , Routine curative services etc. The activities of the Department include establishment and maintenance of medical institution with necessary infrastructure , implementation of National Diseases Control and Eradication programmes, Control of Communicable as well as Non Communicable diseases etc.
Child Health :
Family Planning :
Major Project And Schemes Undertaken
JANANI SURAKSHA YOJANA (JSY) :-
Role of ASHA or other link health worker associated with JSY would be to:
Important Features of JSY:
Village Health & Sanitation scheme
National Rural Health Mission envisages the community to take leadership at local level , related to health and its related issues . It requires involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the management of the health system . This could be possible if a committee is formed in each village under the chairmanship of Gram Panchayat member and representatives from the community such as Headman , Women Group etc . It is a committee that represent local communities and facilitate village level development programmes relating to health and sanitation . Hence, for the development of the village , in each village wherever there is an ASHA Village Health & Sanitation Committee has been formed by providing Untied Grant of Rs. 10000/-(Rupees Ten thousand ) to each committee for village level activities
Major Role of VHSC :
Workshop & Training
Village Health & Sanitation Committee (V H S C)
Rogi Kalyan Samity (R K S)
Meghalaya Maternity Benefit Scheme
Janani – Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
Assures NIL out of pocket expenses in all Government Health Institutions for Pregnant Women & Newborns
Entitlement for Pregnant Women:
Entitlements for sick newborn till 30 days after bith:
MHIS – Highlights
Megha Health Insurance Scheme is a universal health insurance scheme in the state of Meghalaya, utilizing the existing RSBY framework to provide health insurance to all persons that are resident in the state. , including existing categories of RSBY beneficiaries.
To avail this scheme, the beneficiary has to pay Rs.31/- per card for registration/renewal fee.