Healthcare training programme launched

IMPHAL, Oct 18 : ECHO India, in partnership with National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur, launched  Agenda Manipur Immersion, a two-day training programme on healthcare systems at Radiant Resort  at Maibakhul, today.
The training programme is being organised to apprise the State’s health officials about ways to effectively implement ECHO’s ‘hub and spoke’ model of capacity building to strengthen the health care system, said ECHO in a statement.
The programme was inaugurated by Health Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh as chief  guest.
Other dignitaries present at the programme included Mission Director, National Health Mission, State Health Society, Manipur Dr Somorjit and State Nodal Officer, NCD, NHM Manipur Dr Y Premchandra Singh.
At the event, Dr Ranjan Singh said that the Health and Family Welfare Department has been working constantly to provide equitable and accessible healthcare facilities to all.
The Minister said that empowering medical professionals is indispensable to improve the healthcare system of the State.
Talking about ECHO’s work in Manipur, General Manager of Projects at ECHO India Dr Haresh Chandwani  said that ECHO India has partnered with State Tuberculosis Cell (STC) Manipur and the Manipur Nursing Council with the initiatives being focused on Tuberculosis treatment and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).
Both these partnerships are a unique example where ECHO India played a critical role as a catalyst as well as an enabler for health system strengthening, contributing to the capacity building of 700+ healthcare professionals, he added.
Established in 2008, ECHO India is a non-profit organisation focused on bringing equity, primarily in the fields of healthcare and education through capacity building of healthcare practitioners and educators using ECHO’s ‘Hub and Spoke’ model of learning; Hub being a group of experts who regularly mentor the learners (spokes), it added.