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Health indicators: South West Garo Hills ranks 2nd

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, June 23: South West Garo Hills district has climbed from 4th position to 2nd position among the 11 districts in the State in terms of all health indicators in the year 2016-2017.

This was revealed during the quarterly review meeting of the District Coordition Committee (DCC), which was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Cyril V.D.Diengdoh at Ampati on Friday.

During the review of the status of implementation of various state and central schemes by the line departments, the District Medical & Health Officer informed that the district has gone up from fourth position in 2015-2016 to second in 2016-2017 in all of the 16 health indicators.

She also said that action plan has been drawn up right from the village level to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the district.

Status of Dairy Mission by AH & Veteriry department, afforestation programme of Soil & Water Conservation in convergence with IBDLP, Aquaculture Mission by Fishery department, setting up of Incubation Centres under District Commerce & Industries Centre, construction process of Engineering College and District Jail by PWD (Buildings), were also reviewed.

Inter-departmental issues while implementing state and central schemes were also discussed, during which PWD (Roads) requested other line departments taking up developmental works to maintain the right of way of PWD (Roads), while Social Welfare department requested the departments to incorporate the rights of the differently-abled persons while undertaking projects. Agriculture, Horticulture, Border Area Development, Tourism, and MeEDCL were among other departments who also brought up inter-departmental coordition issues during the meeting.

Deputy Commissioner told the district heads of offices that those issues and problems that cannot be resolved at the DCC level should be taken up with their respective higher authorities for redressal.

He also stressed on greater convergence among the departments for successful implementation of all developmental projects.

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