ITANAGAR, Oct 07:Renowned health care organizations have agreed to extend all kind of support for improvement of health delivery system in Arunachal Pradesh, when Health Minister Jomde Kena met the representatives of reputed healthcare organizations and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as ACCESS Health International, a New York based international healthcare organization, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and Telecommunications Consultants India Limited, (TCIL) at New Delhi on Thursday.
During the meeting, Country Director of ACCESS Health International India, Siddharth Bhattacharya and Project Coordinator, Rohini Kalvakuntla agreed to provide the long term technical support to Arunachal Govt in the public health initiatives. The Country Director also agreed to send a representation to the state in November next to finalize the project proposals.
PHFI also agreed to support the training programmes for doctors related to the management of high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, thyroid and evidence based diabetes in the state. PHFI further agreed to provide technical support for strengthening of health care facilities which are being run by the PSUs like NHPC and others in the state. Among others, PHFI, Director Training, Dr. Sandeep Bhalla attended the meeting. Similarly, Executive Director of TCIL Atul Rastogi agreed to initiate steps for the implementation of Telemedicine project in Arunachal. On his part, Kena assured all the necessary support from his government to the organizations that are eager to extend support to improve the present health scenario of the state. The Health Minister was accompanied by the state health officials Dr. R. Doye (Jt. DHS, DME), Dr. D. Bagra, OSD to Minister Health and Dr. R. Dodum, Public Health Specialist, NHM.