Shillong, July 25: Meghalaya Chief Minster Conrad Sangma emphasized on the need to provide training programmes to upgrade the skill of healthcare providers in the State.
Speaking on the occasion of the convocation ceremony organised by the Meghalaya Diabetes Association in the city on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that there is huge need for improvement in the health sector and urged all doctors to be committed to their work.
“The service that the doctors are providing is invaluable and I would like to urge each one of you to work even harder. No matter how educated or how experienced we might be in our field there is always room for improvement”, the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister also informed the gathering that the Government of India has initiated programmes to upgrade Health Sub Centres to Community Health and Wellness Centres wherein the nurses will be given necessary skill up-gradation to take up the responsibility of delivering services in the absence of doctors.
Stating the need to adopt necessary changes to make government programs and policies more effective, the Chief Minister said that the government has signed an MoU to merge the Megha Health Insurance Scheme and the centrally sponsored Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme to provide health insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh from the existing Rs 2.8 lakh under the MHIS.
Speaking with concern about food adulteration and the safety of consumers the Chief Minister assured everyone that necessary steps have been put in place by the government to check and monitor such safety issues.