Tribal Health Plan
In the tribal areas of Jammu and Kashmir the administration is looking at ways and means to make the health centers and also to look for other facilities to provide better healthcare to the tribal population.
Recently the government reviewed the proposals under Tribal Health Plan and directed for special focus on healthcare for the migratory population.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, reviewed various proposals for Tribal Health Plan and directed for concerted efforts aimed at best healthcare facilities in tribal areas and coverage of transhumant population, in a meeting of officers held here. He also reviewed the status of healthcare plan formulation under IVDS and CTMV.
He directed for various initiatives under Tribal Health Plan and an overall Tribal Sub-Plan for the financial year 2022-23 for providing healthcare facilities in Dhoks, tribal villages and transit accommodations on various migratory routes. He asked for a dedicated support base for the tribal population under the National Health Mission to facilitate ambulance services, treatment in hospitals, benefits of various schemes and training of youth from tribal communities. He directed NHM and Medical Supplies Corporation for early procurement of Mobile Medical Units and Ambulances for tribal areas and migratory tribal population with dedicated service contracts. He instructed the National Health Mission and Health Department for dedicated Aarogya Mitras to facilitate patients from tribal population, Tribal ASHAs for extending healthcare services in Dhoks, deputation of doctors and paramedic staff. He also asked for a comprehensive plan for overall healthcare of tribal population with focus on transhumance.