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NHM team visits Gokavaram CHC

Health Mission Officials Commend Medical Services at Gokavaram Community Health Centre

Rajamahendravaram (East Godavari district): The Community Health Centre (CHC) in Gokavaram recently received praise from National Health Mission (NHM) Population Research Monitoring Officers, Dr. Rajesh J Nair, and Dr. MC Mathews during their visit on Friday. The officials conducted a thorough review of the center’s performance and services from April 2022 to March 2023.

The team meticulously examined various aspects of the Health Management Information System (HMIS) reports, lab reports, and AYUSH records pertaining to the center. Dr. N Sanath Kumari, the District Area Hospitals Coordinator, highlighted that the officials interacted with patients to understand their experience with the medical services provided.

The evaluation encompassed critical elements, including JSSK (Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram), JSY (Janani Suraksha Yojana) funds, and delivery reports related to the Arogyasri budget, along with expenditures linked to NHM funds. Furthermore, the inspection covered the pharmacy, laboratory, labor room, and operation theater.

The officials also examined reports related to Non-communicable diseases (NCD) and the Newborn Stabilization Unit (NBSU), as well as the Microsatellite Stable (MSS) online data entry system.

Dr. Sanath Kumari expressed appreciation for the efforts of the medical staff in providing exceptional services to the community. Their commitment was evident through an increased number of deliveries and surgeries conducted, which contributed to improved healthcare in the region.

The visit by NHM Population Research Monitoring Officers not only acknowledges the commendable work of Gokavaram CHC but also underscores the significance of quality healthcare services in rural areas. The review process is crucial in identifying areas of strength and areas that require further improvement.

Gokavaram CHC plays a pivotal role in catering to the healthcare needs of the local population. The evaluation carried out by NHM officials will likely provide valuable insights to enhance medical services and strengthen the center’s overall efficiency.

The government’s focus on health initiatives and the diligent monitoring carried out by NHM officials are vital steps in ensuring accessible and high-quality healthcare services for all citizens. It is through such endeavors that the nation moves closer to achieving its healthcare goals and creating healthier communities.

About National Health Mission (NHM)

  • The National Health Mission (NHM) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • NHM encompasses its two Sub-Missions: the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) & the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).

Aim of National Health Mission (NHM)

  • To provide financial and technical support to States enabling them to provide accessible, affordable, accountable, and effective healthcare upto District Hospitals.
  • Bridge the gap in rural healthcare services through improved health infrastructure.


  • Health System Strengthening in rural and urban areas
  • Reproductive-Maternal- Neonatal-Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A)
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases.

Targets under NHM by 2025

  • Reduce Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to 90 from 113
  • Reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 23 from 32
  • Reduce Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) to 23 from 36
  • Sustain Total Fertility Rate (TFR) to 2.1
  • Reduce prevalence of Leprosy to <1/10000 population and incidence to zero in all districts
  • Annual Malaria Incidence to be <1/1000
  • Prevent & reduce mortality & morbidity from communicable, non-communicable; injuries and emerging diseases

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