Kulgam Tops Monthly Public Health Sector Rankings By Health Dept

DC Kulgam Bilal Mohi-ud-din Bhat

Kulgam- Based on 14 Key Performance Health indicators for the month of February, the District Kulgam has bagged the first rank in J&K with overall District score 77.25.

The objective of Janani Suraksha Yojana is to reduce maternal mortality rate (MMR) and neonatal Mortality rate (NMR) through promotion of institutional deliveries.

Under this programme with its proper implementation, the district Kulgam has made a significant progress as the percentage of institutional deliveries is 99.67 percent with manifold decrease in maternal deaths to total deliveries.

As per the official figures under Sehat Scheme, 64 percent Golden or Sehat-cards have been issued to individuals in Kulgam, covering 90 percent of the families.

In a bid to give a fillip to awareness about cancer prevention and the need for its early detection, the district Kulgam implemented various programmes and screened over 11 percent of the total population.

The District has achieved 100 percent immunization target of total target population.

Moreover the district has witnessed 30 percent reduction in referrals from its institutions.

As per District Good Governance Index (DGGI) of J&K, under the Public health sector, nine key indicators are identified looking at the outcomes like Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), immunization achievement, etc. Measuring the performance of these critical indicators and comparing between the districts provides opportunity to design targeted intervention in lagging districts.

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