Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) social media campaign here Monday.
The Social Media Campaign includes the official page of “CMHT & PMJAY Manipur” on all social media platforms, State Health Agency Manipur’s Official Website, Role out of open BIS (Self Registration for PMJAY Card), the launch of PMJAY Comic Book/ Teacher’s guidebook/ PMJAY & CMHT Flyers, updated information on CMHT & PMJAY brochures, the roll-out of PMJAY Card Generation Drive-by Zephyr Ltd & MedSave Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd.
During the function, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Minister Health & Family Welfare Manipur, Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh also distributed the Kayakalp Award, 2020 and computers to TIs and LWS NGOs under MACS.
Addressing the gathering, Biren Singh congratulated and appreciated the winners of the various awards under Kayakalp Awards and said the State government is also recognizing and awarding government employees who are sincere and dedicated to their service.
Stressing on the positive change in the health sector under the present government, the Chief Minister observed that JNIMS has a hospital-like environment today, a hygienic environment unlike in the past, he added. Manipur has improved tremendously in the health sector as is evident by the successful Kidney transplant at JNIMS recently, he said, before explaining the importance of neurosurgery and the need to improve infrastructure for neurosurgery in the State.
Biren Singh further shared his satisfaction in the service of the health staff and said that health is a crucial sector and that he is satisfied with the commitment and seriousness showed by the health workers during the COVID pandemic.
The Chief Minister further highlighted the various issues faced due to lack of oxygen and while procuring oxygen during the pandemic in the State and added that fortunately with the cooperation and support of the medical and health workers, we could overcome the pandemic.
Stating that the CMHT was launched on January 21, 2018, to help and support the needy and poor in their medical treatment, the Chief Minister further appreciated the launching of the social media campaign and said that now information about the scheme can be shared online as well as registration will be made easier.
The Chief Minister also talked about the Health for All scheme and said that under the scheme not only free door-to-door health checkups but even medicines are provided for certain diseases. The primary focus of the scheme is the early detection of diseases, he added.
Medical teams are covering all areas including even inaccessible areas under the scheme, he said, adding that he appreciates and feels proud of the health workers.
Citing the recent incidents of unfortunate landslides in the hill districts, the Chief Minister said that the government is pushing forward the Green Manipur Mission and targeting to plant 75 lakh saplings by August end. Further stating that nature doesn’t need humans, but humans need nature, Biren Singh urged all to get involved in the mission.
Biren Singh further said that we still cannot take COVID lightly, since there are still many who are yet to get vaccinated.
Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh said that the CMHT is the brainchild of the Chief Minister, launched with a commitment to help the poor and needy. With the support of doctors and health workers, implementation of the scheme has been successful, he added.
The Minister also said that the social media campaign will further emphasize increasing the enrolment of beneficiaries for PMJAY and CMHT.
Stating that the Kayakalp Award is related to cleanliness and maintenance of hygiene in the hospitals, Dr. Ranjan said that the Chief Minister has been emphasizing on the importance of keeping the hospital environment neat and tidy.
In the Kayakalp Award, 2022 District Hospital and SDH/CHC category, District Hospital, Bishnupur and CHC, Bishnupur received the Winners’ Awards and SDH, Moreh Tengnoupal received the runners-up award.
In the Primary Health Centre category, PHC Lamlai, PHC Mekola, PHC Sagang, PHC Thanga, PHC Pallel, PHC Moreh, PHC Charangpat, PHC Chingai, PHC Tadubi, PHC Saikul, PHC Tamei, PHC Khoupum, PHC Borobekra, PHC Sibapurikhal received the Winners’ Award, while, PHC Komlathabi and PHC Phungyar received Commendation Awards.
In the Health and Wellness Centre category, HWC, Seijang, HWC Awang Wabagai, HWC Suangdoh, HWC Phubala, HWC Unopat, HWC Leimakhong, and HWC Langathel, all received the Winners’ Award.
One beneficiary each of CMHT and PMJAY also delivered testimonials before the gathering. The dignitaries also launched a Kayakalp booklet and Know your HIV/AIDS Status Stay Healthy Campaign. Short videos were also shown highlighting the CMHT and PMJAY schemes.
Monday’s function was jointly organized by the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur, Manipur State AIDS Control Society and State Health Agency, Manipur. Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Vumlunmang Vualnam, officials, recipients of awards, and proprietors of private hospitals among others also attended the function.