Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation chalks out ‘Ward Health Action Plan’
By: Pune Pulse
June 14, 2023
Pune: A workshop to prepare the ‘Ward Health Action Plan’ was conducted for medical officers, zonal officers and regional operational health service officers in the presence of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Commissioner Shekhar Singh at Auto Cluster Auditorium at Pimpri.
As per information, the state government has instructed every municipal corporation to prepare ‘City Health Action Plan’ based on the guidelines of NHSRC centres. Thus, a ‘Ward and City Health Action Plan’ is being prepared on behalf of the Municipal Corporation on an experimental basis with the help of UNICEF. The principles in the ‘Ward and City Health Action Plan’ will be used as guidelines throughout Maharashtra in the future. A task force has been constituted by the PCMC to prepare this plan.
Speaking during the workshop Singh said, “In PCMC, quality health and medical services are being provided to the citizens. Besides, the patients who are coming from outside are getting quality treatment due to the opening of new hospitals in PCMC. However, slum areas need more focus in health care. For that purpose, the Ward Health Action Plan Task Force has been established. Various problems occur while implementing health care schemes. The task force will come in handy to solve these problems. With the help of UNICEF, it will become possible for PCMC to work in a coordinated manner to solve many health problems in urban as well as rural areas. During Corona, the medical facilities were severely affected. Hence, there is always a need to improve it. Coordination is essential while providing health services. Along with the medical department, it is important to take care of the infrastructure, water supply, electricity, women’s welfare, municipal council, social welfare, and health as well.”
In PCMC, there are eight zones. There is one hospital in every zone. The health services are being provided by them. Therefore, eight committees have been established at the regional functional level with the help of regional officers, officers of related departments, chiefs of hospitals, nodal medical officers and office bearers to prepare the ‘Ward Health Action Plan’.
On this occasion, Jitendra Wagh, Additional Commissioner, Dr Lakshman Gofane,Health Medical Officer, Dr Abhaychandra Dadewar, Additional Health Medical Officer, Dr Varsha Dange, Women Medical Officer, Suchita Pansare, Zonal Officer, Amit Pandit, Kirankumar More, Rajesh Agle, Shital Wakade, Sitaram Bahure, Umesh Dhakne, Senior Medical Officer Dr Rajendra Firke, Dr Balasaheb Hodgar, Dr Sunita Salve, Dr Sangeeta Tirumani, Dr Trupti Sagale, Dr Ruchita Lokhande, Dr Nassir Alvi and UNICEF’s Urban Adviser Devika Deshmukh were also present.