Rural health schemes benefit tribals in Tripura

Agartala, Mar 8 : The implementation of various schemes in Tripura under the National Rural Health Scheme has given a reason to smile to the locals. arious health schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) are being implemented with an aim to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).

“NRHM can play a very important role in tribal areas where it is still difficult to reach medical services due to inaccessibility,” said L Darlong, Mission Director of NRHM, Tripura.

The schemes are not only trying to create an increased health awareness among the poor, but also to increase the manpower of the health department in the state.

New well equipped hospitals and health centers are also being constructed in the remote of the regions to provide instant aid to the people.

Further, to spread awareness, tribals are being educated through puppet shows, road shows and folk songs.

“After implementation of these schemes, there has been rapid awareness among the remote villagers about the health facilities. Similarly there has been also infrastructure development and the latest medical equipments have also been introduced,” said Uttam Choudhury, a resident.

NRHM was launched by the Central Government in April 2005 to provide effective healthcare to rural population throughout the country with special focus on 18 states. By Pinaki Das