State Health and Family Welfare Society

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At the State level Orissa State Health and Family Welfare Society has been constituted under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary and Vice Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare. The Executive Director/Member Secretary now merged with the position of the Mission Director is the functional head of the Society. This society is responsible for providing programme management support to different implementing agencies. The society operates through the Zilla Swasthya Committees (ZSS) and the District Programme Management units.

District Health Vision
Zilla Parishad President   :           Chairman
Collector                            :           Co-Chairman & Chief Executive
CDMO                                :           Member Convener

Other members represent various departments of Health and related department. The ZSS is expected to function as the Executive Body of the District Health Vision.

The District Programme Management Units (DPMU) at the district level comprising of the District Programme Managers, Data Assistants and District Accounts Managers have already been placed under RCH-II. The DPMU is responsible for NRHM/RCH-II and other national programme implementation at the district level.

Block Level Arrangement

There will be a Block Programme Management Unit comprising of the Block Programme Organizer and support functionary. The unit will report to the District Programme Manager and the Medical Officer (I/C) and shall be responsible for preparation of block and village level plans, public private partnerships, monitoring and implementation of Government programmes, training of ASHA and inter sectoral co-ordination.

At the Block level Rogi Kalyan Samities or Hospital Management Committees have been constituted consisting of an elected representative as Chairperson and block level heads of departments of Health and Family Welfare, Woman and Child, RD and Education. The existing Hospital Advisory Committee will merge into it. The role of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti at block level is management of the health institution through community participation.

  Village Level Arrangement

Under NRHM’s mandate of decentralized planning, Village Health committees or Gaon Kalyan Samiti are being constituted in the State. These committees shall have representatives from PRI, WCD, Self Help Groups NGOs, ASHA and ANM.The Village level committees shall be responsible for community mobilization, preparation of village level plans, community based monitoring of health services. This year 10% of the Village Health Committees shall be made functional.