LAKHIMPUR: “The Lakhimpur district administration and the District Health Services are all set to conduct the Swasthya Sewa Utsav -2 (SSU- 2) from November 20 to November 22. Along with the rest of the State, the initiative will be held in Lakhimpur district too on the same days. Lakhimpur district successfully conducted the SSU - 1 in April,” Minakshi Perme, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur in charge of Health Services said on Saturday.
She said so while addressing a press conference organized in North Lakhimpur Press Club regarding SSU - 2 in the presence Joint Director of Health Services Dr. Gunin Kumar Gogoi, Lakhimpur DPM of NHM Debanga Bikash Gogoi and Media Expert Lip Lakshmi Chetia.
“In Lakhimpur district, the SSU - 2 will be held in a total of 39 medical and health institutions including one Subdivisional Civil Hospital, 9 Community Health Centres and 29 Primary Health Centres. Everyday, during the course of the three-day initiative, assessment and evaluation of the health services provided will be held in 13 hospitals,” the ADC further said.
“For the assessment and evaluation, 39 officers of the district have been engaged as assessors. In addition to them, 13 doctors from Tezpur Medical College and Hospital will play the role of assessors. Lakhimpur MLA Manab Deka and Bihpuria MLA Dr. Amiya Kumar Bhuyan will be present as external evaluators in specific hospitals. On the other hand, the Government of Assam has engaged a total of seven State level evaluators in the district as external evaluators,” the ADC added. On the other hand, Joint Director Dr. Gunin Kumar Gogoi, addressing the media persons, said, “As envisioned by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the event will be conducted in the context of providing quality healthcare services. The health institutions will be assessed on infrastructure, human resources, and service delivery. The targeted health facilities will undergo internal as well as external assessment.”
“There will be a pre-defined checklist against each category of health institutions for the evaluators to complete the assessment of the facilities within the above mentioned three days. The objective of the programme is to assess the health institutions, its infrastructure, human resource and quality of services rendered through independent assessors to attain quality of services in each health facility,” Debanga Bikash Gogoi, the Lakhimpur DPM of NHM, added. Lakhimpur district administration and Health Services have appealed to the people and media persons of the district to extend their cooperation with regard to smooth conduct of the event on the stipulated days.