JK Health and Medical Education Dept constitutes inter-sectoral committee to improve services

Super speciality hospital Government Medical College Jammu. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The Health and Medical Education department has constituted an inter-sectoral committee of officers and experts for setting up of institutional framework to improve health services with a special focus on Sustainable Development Goals, District Good Governance Index and Vision JK@2047.

As per an order issued by Health and Medical Education Department, Mission Director National Health Mission (NHM) has been appointed as Chairman of the committee while Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization will be the Co-Chairman.

“Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency, Director Health Services, Jammu/Kashmir, Director Planning, NHM, J&K, Programme Manager HMIS, NHM, JK and Representative of the GMCs to be nominated by the respective Principals will be members of the committee besides that services of any other officer/expert shall be utilized by the committee as it deems fit”.

“The committee will have to ensure timely, accurate data and quality on various identified indicators monitorable under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), District Good Governance Index (DGGI), including the vision indicators, besides will suggest and take measures to continuously improve upon the important health indicators and achieve goals of the Flagship Programmes, strategize the policies, programmes & standards for the achievement of SDG goal i.e “Good Health & Well Being”, besides DGGI and prepare draft Vision document as per the sectoral perspective of Health & Medical Education Department, Suggest measures to align policies/action plans with mapping of various schemes with Output Outcome Monitoring Framework (OOMF) to ensure that the Government spending are monitorable and are aligned with the achievement of the SDG Goals/Vision @2047, Ensure involving all stakeholders for preparation of action plans and achievement of goals in a time bound manner,” the order said.

The order said, committee may co-opt any other member including Civil Society/NGOS and the private sector and Ensure adequate provisioning and optimum utilization of available financial resources and manpower, besides suggesting requirements and resource mobilization (including the participation of private sector) for separate funding, if needed for improvement of SDG Goal-3 including other DGGI and Vision @2047.

The committee has been asked to evolve a mechanism for implementation of a decentralized framework so as to ensure bottom-up planning with dedicated divisional/district level functionaries to ensure the real-time flow of data/information on designated digital platforms/other authentic sources, Monitor the progress of Health Indicators for Aspirational Districts/Aspirational Blocks and devise a special strategy/action plan to improve health indicators, Ensure Time series data through coordinated approach for timely generation of Health data for various publications/reports.

“Ensure the timely, adequate, relevant and reliable data on selected indicators with appropriate methodology and consolidation of reports in a coordinated manner with inter/intra Department convergence and submission to the concerned quarters and Meet once in a month to review the progress made with quantifiable targets and achievements on each of the above aspect viz. SDG, DGGI, Vision @2047 document and submission of the report to the Administrative Department by 10th of every month,” the order mentioned.


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