IMPHAL, Nov 8 – Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Phungzathang Tonsing distributed mobile phones to the Accredited Social Health Activists(ASHA), Auxillary Nurse Midwives (ANM) and staff nurses working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at a function here today.Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Ram Muivah, Director State Health Mission Devesh Deval and district level programme coordinators besides others attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Tonsing hoped that the mobile phones distributed today can help provide speedy services to the people. Principal Secretary Ram Muivah said malnutrition was the biggest challenge in the State.
Speaking to The Assam Tribune, State Programme Manager Ng Monota of NHRM said a total of 3,878 Asha,194 Asha facilitators, 470 ANMs and 220 staff nurses will be receiving the mobile phones under Maternal Child Tracking System(MCTS). Among the nine districts, Senapati has the maximum number of ASHA workers.