DIMAPUR, July 20 - The National Health Mission Employees Association, Nagaland (NEAN) today urged the authorities concerned in Nagaland not to make the National Health Mission (NHM) programme a political agenda or platform.
Association vice president Dr Avika P Jimo and general secretary Kewetso Kenye, in a release, said that the NHM is at the heart of the Health and Family Welfare Department, and that it is being implemented on a mission mode. The association added that every activity and programme under the NHM is target-based and has a timeline, which invites disincentives from the Centre if not implemented and completed on time on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.
It stated that frequent and untimely transfers and deployments hamper the NHM programmes intricately. In addition, delay in all-round implementation is obvious under such circumstances, it added.
The association pointed out the delay in release of funds to pay salaries of basic employees from April to June this year. It appealed to the authority concerned to take note of such problems affecting the programmes on account of hasty political decisions. The association also urged the authority concerned to resolve the issue soon.
“The concerns raised here are purely based on the interest and welfare of the programme and do not have any personal vested interest, whatsoever,” it added.