Public Health Engineering

Public Health Engineering Department

Training given to ASHA/Health worker at Kamalanagar for enrolment under Mizoram Health Care Scheme

Kamalanagar, 30 September, 2020:    The Community Health Centre, Chawngte today organised training for the ASHA and Health Workers of Chakma Autonomous District Council area for enrolment under Mizoram State Health Care Scheme. The ASHAs and health workers have been urged to aggressively campaign for a universal enrolment.

The training programme was held in the Conference Hall of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar which was conducted by DR. Vantea , MO   (State health care society) in the presence of Dr. H. Thangliana, Medical Officer, CHC, Chawngte. 

The Mizoram State Health Care Scheme is a health insurance scheme implemented by the Mizoram State Health Care Society, Government of Mizoram since 2008. Under the scheme a beneficiary can claim medical expenses for reimbursement upto Rs.2 Lakh. The scheme covers almost all the illnesses including referral cases, pre-existing conditions and ailments, maternity and there is no age restriction. 

The policy card remains valid for one year which can be renewed every year. Enrolment for the upcoming period w.e.f 1st October, 2020 to 30th September, 2021 shall start from September 2020 till 31st December, 2020. The existing policy card holders of 2019-2020 shall have to renew their cards before 31st December, 2020. 

All AAY and BPL family ration card holders are eligible for availing the benefit of the scheme. APL family ration card holders who cannot avail MR Bill from the government are also eligible for the scheme. The Golden card holders under AB-PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) can also enroll for the scheme.

The BPL card holders can enroll against payment of just Rs.100 while the APL card holders need to enroll for Rs.1000.

SDO(C), Chawngte calls meeting on implementation of the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

Kamalanagar, 04 May, 2020: Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte in a meeting attended by representatives of CADC, Health Department, Police Department, Intelligence Department, local NGO leaders and VLTFs of Kamalanagar town area and Chawngte area called for implementation of the Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020. The meeting also discussed restriction/prohibition to be observed during the 3rd stage lockdown announced by the government.

Continue reading

Mizoram Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020

No. D.33011/21/2019-HFW(nCOV)/Pt, the 17th March 2020.

In the interest of public health and safety and in excercise of the powers conferred under Section 2, 3 & 4 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (Central Act 3 of 1897), the Government of Mizoram is pleased to issue the following temporary regulations for prevention and containment of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease-2019).

The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

To contain and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the State of Mizoram and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram is not in session, and the Governor of Mizoram is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 213 of the Constitution, the Governor of Mizoram is pleased to promulgate the following Ordinance,

Offences and penalty

The various offences and penalties thereof have been briefly highlighted for easy reference. Please consult the ordinance for a detailed explanation.

Sub sectionOffencePenalty (Fine / Imprisonment)
1Without Mask₹ 100
2Violating Social Distancing₹ 200
3Spitting in public₹ 300
4Organising events without permission₹ 5000
5Crossing borders without permission₹ 5000
6Evading Quarantine / Isolation₹ 3000
7Escaping Quarantine / Isolation facility₹ 1000-5000
8Endangering safety at quarantine / isolation facility₹ 500
9Any other violation₹ 1000
10Revealing Covid-19 patient details₹ 5000 or 3 months prison or both
Offences and penalties thereof as per the The Mizoram (Containment and Prevention of Covid-19) Ordinance, 2020

Indian Medical Association and Covid-19 Medical Operational Team hold meeting at Kamalanagar on Covid-19

Kamalanagar, 26 April, 2020: A team of three doctors from Covid-19 Medical Operational Team and Indian Medical Association held a meeting today at Kamalanagar with representatives of CHC, Chawngte, VLTFs of Kamalanagar and Chawngte town area and local NGO leaders. Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, Executive Member i/c Disaster Management represented CADC in the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte.

The team came to assess the covid-19 situation in the sub-division and to sensitize the key people on Covid-19.

The doctors spoke on the importance of maintaining social distance, regular hand washing, wearing double layer mask, the role of mask and the various situations when use of full set of PPE (personal protective equipment) is required. It was recommended that the double layer cotton mask be discarded after 5 to 7 time of washing.

They said that wearing of hand gloves is not necessary for the common public and observed that it rather gives a false sense of security. They urged not to stigmatize the Covid-19 patients. For burial/cremation of Covid-19 dead bodies full set of PPE is not required.

It was also clarified on being asked that prophylactic (preventive) use of hydroxychloroquine can be dangerous.

The team was also asked if truck drivers entering Mizoram with essential goods are being tested or just screened. It has been clarified that only screening was done; however to ensure safety the guidelines requires the truck drivers stay inside the truck and return after unloading and have food outside the town/village.

The VLTFs were urged to allow the farmers to visit their farmlands as season for cultivation has arrived.

The team has brought masks and sanitizers for the area which were handed over to the SMO, Chawngte.

Dg. Lakkhan Chakma urged for the deployment of medical personnel at Longpuighat till the situation due to covid-19 gets better.

The SDO highlighted the various challenges of the area with respect to fighting the pandemic. He spoke on the very poor health facility in the sub-division and the need to deploy medical personnel at Longpuighat and Parva. The SMO, Chawngte will submit proposal for setting up of PHC at Longpuighat and Parva and for Borapansury PHC, presently run by CADC, to be fully taken up by the state government.

Pu S. Kaptluang proposed the 30 VLTFs along Indo-Bangla international boundary within CADC be categorized under special category for 24 X 7 vigilance.

Awareness programme on Coronavirus held at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 7th March, 2020: Today an awareness programme on the threat posed due to outbreak of Coronavirus in many parts of the country was held at CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar. The programme was organised by the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte Pu S. Kaptluanga.

Awareness Programme on Corona virus
Awareness Programme on Coronavirus

Dr. Rinisha Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC as a resource person conducted the programme through a power point presentation.

She spoke about the origin of the virus, how it is highly contagious, its effect around the world and how it has become a public health emergency around the world. She educated about the measure of personal hygiene to be adopted to avoid being contracted, on the importance of hand washing, practicing coughing etiquettes and on how a mask is to be used and its effectiveness.

While stating that with no particular treatment regime available till date she said the need to adopt preventive practices is the most desired option and urged all the participants to educate as many people as possible on how to maintain personal hygiene to avoid contracting the virus.

The programme was attended by heads of institutions, officers, teachers, village council leaders, NGO leaders of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.

Four MDCs of Chakma Council Sworn-in as Executive Member

Kamalanagar, 20 November: The remaining four Executive Members of the new Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council were sworn-in today. With this the Executive Committee of CADC gets to full strength of eight members including the Chief Executive Member.

The MDCs who were sworn-in as Executive Member are Dangu Parimal Chakma, Dangu Buban Kumar Chakma, Dangu Amit Kumar Chakma and Dangu Purna Muni Chakma. They were appointed by His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram on recommendation of the new Chief Executive Member Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya. Continue reading

Borapansury Primary Health Centre Inaugurated

Kamalanagar, March 13: The Hon’ble Health Minister Pu R. Lalrinliana who arrived Kamalanagar yesterday inaugurated the newly constructed Primary Health Centre at Borapansury. Though construction of the PHC was completed during 2010 but services could not be started immediately due to lack of resources.

Persistent efforts from the authorities of Chakma Autonomous District Council to make the PHC functional finally paid off. On 7th December 2012 the Executive Secretary on behalf of Chakma Autonomous District Council struck a deal with the Secretary, Health & Family Welfare representing the Govt. of Mizoram to run the hospital on PPP model. The agreement has been signed for a period of two years which shall be reviewed and extended from time to time. As per the agreement the responsibility to run the hospital is totally vested with the authorities of CADC. While the Govt. of Mizoram shall provide equipments and medical supplies at par with other PHCs, subject to availability of fund. It will be the responsibility of CADC to recruit staff as per recommended manpower required. The two Health Sub-centres at Borapansury and Jarulsury shall come under the agreement. The Borapansury centre shall cover six villages while the Jarulsury centre five.

The PHC main building was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.86.19 lac. It has a room for the doctors, a room to be used as operation theatre, a ward, a labour room, an X-Ray & dark room, a casualty room, a laboratory, main centre, kitchen, OPD and other usual components. Besides the main building, one nurse quarter, an OPD building and two staff quarters have been constructed with fund provision under BRGF during 2009.

The local MLA Dangu Nirupam Chakma and Hon’ble Health Minister Pu Lalrinliana while speaking on the occasion disclosed about a similar plan of setting up of another PHC at Longpuighat to be run on the same model, sanction for which to the tune of Rs.1 Crore have been already made, they said.

The Director, Health & Family Welfare while presenting the technical report informed that effort are on for equipping the hospital with an X-Ray machine for which tender has been called, he said.

Dr. B.D. Chakma, Executive Member, CADC told that for modernization of Borapansury town a project has been submitted with the DoNER Ministry which he said was retained.

So far, to run the hospital one medical officer, 5 nurses, an accountant, a laboratory technician and 4 grade IV staff have been appointed.

Health services within CADC has been one of the poorest with one lone Community Health Centre at Kamalanagar catering to a population of more than 50 thousand. The new PHC at Borapansury shall be of great service in an area starved of health care facilities and most importantly for the fact that it shall be managed by the local self Government – CADC.