National Health Mission (NHM), J&K has selected 460 Ayurvedic / Unani Doctors and Nursing Candidates for undergoing six months Certificate Programme in Community Health.
After completion of six months training programme, the candidates shall be placed as Mid Level Health Providers (MLHPs) at Health & Wellness Centres-Sub Centres in J&K for providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care.
Mission Director, NHM, Bhupinder Kumar said that Comprehensive Primary Health Care through Health & Wellness Centres is one of the priority areas of the Government for providing services at the doorstep of the community. He said under this programme the Sub-Centres (SCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Urban Health Centres are strengthened and upgraded as Health & Wellness Centres.
At Health & Wellness- Sub Centres, an additional Human Resource in the form of Mid Level Health Provider is being placed under NHM for providing 12 package of services which includes proper Maternal and Child Health Care Services, Immunization, Adolescent Health Care Services, Family Planning, awareness about National Health Programmes, screening for early detection of Non- Communicable Diseases viz; Hypertension, Diabetes, and three leading Cancers (Oral, Breast & Cervix) etc.
He added that 10 Programme Study Centres have been established in J&K for providing this training programme which includes 6 through IGNOU and 4 through the University of Kashmir.
He further informed that in J&K, National Health Mission, has already trained and deployed 247 MLHPs at these identified Health and Wellness Centres and by 2022 more than 2000 Health and Wellness Centres shall be operationalised.