JAMMU, Aug 24: A Memorandum of Understanding was today signed between State Health Society, National Health Mission, J&K and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Katra, Jammu.
The MoU was signed for achieving desired objective of conducting surgical procedures of children between 0-18 years of age suffering from various Health conditions classified under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK) scheme under NHM, who otherwise are not able to get timely treatment due to long waiting period/non-referral in Public Health Institutions.
The MoU was signed between representatives of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and Dr Mohan Singh, Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K at Jammu. It is on the analogy of Kashmir Division, following same terms and conditions whereas SHS is exploring for more options also.
The States of Tripura and Rajasthan have already empanelled and signed MoU with private hospitals under RBSK and the decision of empanelling private hospitals in J&K under RBSK for providing surgical interventions to the identified children as per the costing of surgical package mentioned in Procedure & Model costing guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, was taken in the Executive Committee meeting of the State Health Society, NHM, J&K, held under the chairmanship of Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Department .
The hospital is empanelled under Rashtiya Bal Swasthya Karyakam (RBSK) for providing timely services by well qualified and experienced medical professionals to the specified beneficiaries strictly as per the costing packages mentioned in the procedure and model costing guidelines of Ministry of Health, Family Welfare, Government of India and the hospital shall ensure that no out of pocket expenses are incurred by the beneficiaries.
Various Health conditions are covered under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK) for Surgical procedures which include Neural Tube Defect, Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate, Talipes (Club Foot), Developmental Dysplasia of the hip, Congenital Cataract, Congenital Heart diseases, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Otitis Media, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Dental Diseases, Vision Impairment and Hearing Impairment etc.
Besides carrying surgical procedures, it shall be the responsibility of the concerned private hospital to ensure complete free follow-ip/check up of the children after the surgical procedures depending on the nature of surgery.