To strengthen district’s primary healthcare framework
In order to provide healthcare benefits to the population of Panipat, the administration of Panipat has partnered with Gramin Healthcare (GHC). Gramin Healthcare will be the implementation partner of the administration for various national and state government schemes and services including immunisation programmes, Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyaan, Mukhyamantri Mufat Ilaj Yojna, and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakarm.
While Gramin Healthcare will be instrumental in strengthening the maternal and child health services, the 12 lakh plus strong population of the district will also benefit from awareness and screening and testing drives against major diseases such diabetes, cancer, haemophilia, and AIDS. These programmes and benefits will be routed through Gramin Healthcare array of centres, various outreach programmes and polyclinics.
“Gramin Healthcare has a proven record of operating across seven states and benefitting over 250,000 lakh people in tier II and below regions. We look forward to their role in strengthening the primary healthcare structure, efficiently implement various policies, and in supporting the administration in bringing about a transformation in the state of health in the district,” said Sumedha Kataria, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Panipat.
Deepshikha Chhetri, currently working as Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associate (CMGGA) in Panipat, as a public health nutritionist by profession, says, “In Haryana, Panipat is one of the district having poor health and nutrition indicators. It’s been five months since I started working here and realised that Panipat has a mixed population with a majority of them being migrants. There are areas where there is no Primary Health Centre (PHC). ‘Svasth Bhava’ will be covering a lot of elements in the area of health and nutrition, but in partnership with Gramin Healthcare, our main focus will be on reaching out to those who has no easy access to good quality healthcare services. We will be leveraging our partnership to deliver government schemes and services to citizens.”
Entrepreneur and rural health evangelist, Ajoy Khandheria, who founded Gramin HealthCare said “Through the Gramin Healthcare initiatives and by felicitating implementation of government programs, our objective would be to create a robust primary healthcare ecosystem and reduce the dependency on secondary and tertiary care systems.”