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Nagaland targets 244 Health & Wellness Centers in 2019-20

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The Nagaland Government is targeting 244 Health & Wellness Center (HWC) in 2019-20 by upgrading 146 Sub-Centres (SC), 96 Primary Health Centres (PHC) and 2 Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC) to HWCs.

I Himato Zhimomi, Principal Secretary for Health & Family Welfare, informed this during a program of upgrading the Science College Sub Centre in Jotsoma under Kohima district to HWC on June 30.

It was dedicated in the presence of officials from United States Agency International Development (USAID), Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) India and officials from health & family welfare, Nagaland. Science College Sub Centre, Jotsoma was set up in 1962 for provision of Antenatal Care (ANC) and immunization services.


Stating that HWCs lay significant importance on universal health coverage, the principal secretary informed that the state have been able to operationalize 49 SCs, 1 PHC and 2 UPHCs in financial year 2018-19.


USAIDS’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP) with support from Jhpiego is providing technical assistance for strengthening delivery of comprehensive primary health care services and creation of sustainable training ecosystem in 12 states- Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Updated by: NewsNERSource 2019-07-03 3:34 PM