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New policy for better healthcare delivery on cards


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By Our Reporter
SHILLONG, May 4: The Health and Family Welfare department is developing the Human Resources for Health (HRH) policy to tackle longstanding challenges in health service delivery, including shortages and inequitable distribution of healthcare workers.
State government sources indicate that the new policy is slated for rollout after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha polls. Its objectives include addressing staff shortages, skill gaps, low retention, and motivation issues.
Furthermore, the policy aims to elevate the concerns of the public health workforce by integrating HR enumeration and physical verification processes across various healthcare facilities and institutions. This will enable policymakers to access comprehensive data for decision-making.
In addition, the policy will assess existing regulations and documents relevant to the functioning of the health workforce, such as transfer and promotion policies, allowances, and incentives schemes for rural and remote postings. Moreover, it will undertake a review of current training programmes and materials to identify and address any gaps through secondary research methods.


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