Hailakandi, April 12: Kaligar Block Public Health Centre (BPHC), Hailakandi is in the news for bagging the best block programme magement unit award for the year 2017-18. Minister for Health and Family Welfare Department, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma handed over the award at the Kayakalp Award presentation and ceremonial distribution of fincial assistance in Guwahati on April 8. “I was elated and also taken aback when Kaligar BPHC’s me was announced for the best block programme magement unit award, as the district lags behind in key health indicators compared to other districts of the State. We feel honoured to have received the award,” said Joint Director, Health Services, Hailakandi, Dr. Avijit Basu. Dr. Basu further said the award would go a long way in boosting the morale of the health functiories to work conscientiously and assiduously for improving upon the key parameters in the health sector of the district. Kaligar BPHC has been selected as the best block programme magement unit among 149 BPHCs in Assam. The BPHC has been selected for the award for its remarkable achievements on key health parameters for the year 2017-18. It registered 84 per cent entry of highest number of persol phone numbers of pregnt women within three months of their registration coupled with 34 per cent registration of highest number of high risk pregnt women in the MCTP portal as per HMIS report. The BPHC registered a record 94 per cent for highest number of institutiol delivery and 92.35 per cent in immunisation of infants in the age group of 0-1.