The Health Minister, in his meeting with senior officials from the Department of Health & Family Welfare as well as the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) gave important suggestions and recommendations with respect to not only MHSSP, but also for the improvement of major health indicators in the State through a collaborative, inter departmental approach as well as through involvement of various stakeholders.
A status update on the progress made by the MHSSP was presented to the Health Minister by Project Director-MHSSP, Shri. Ramkumar S, IAS wherein the activities, components, achievements as well as the roadmap of MHSSP were highlighted. It was informed that the MHSSP already has a live website which includes all details about the project in an open access public domain. The same can be accessed at https://meghssp.org/. The project has a live dashboard too, which gives an overview of priority health indicators in the State.
Thee Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project (MHSSP) was signed on 28th October 2021 between the Government of Meghalaya and World Bank – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and was declared effective from 26th Nov 2021 for a period of Five years. MHSSP aims to strengthen the overall public health system and improve access to quality health care for the people of Meghalaya. Its vision is to improve primary and secondary health output parameters of the state by creating an organic integration between data, health infrastructure, capacity building and community strength. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve management capacity, quality and utilization of health services in Meghalaya.
The Health Minister also took stock of the progress and updates on MHSSP in a meeting with important state level officers and doctors including: Shri Ramkumar S IAS, Project Director- MHSSP, Dr. Joram Beda, IAS Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Dr Twinkle Marak, MCS, Under Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Dr H.C Lyndem, Director of Health Services (DHS-MI), Dr. L Challam, Director Health Services, Maternal & Child Health & Family Welfare (DHS-MCH&FW) and Additional Project Director-MHSSP, Dr S.S Nongbri, Director of Health Services-Research (DHS-R) and Shri F Basan, Additional Project Director – MHSSP in the presence of other senior officers of the health department and Project Management Unit- MHSSP.