The Government of India, the Government of Mizoram and the World Bank signed a $ 32 million Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project to improve the management capacity and quality of health services in the Northeast State , especially for the benefit of underserved areas and vulnerable groups.
The project will strengthen the governance and management structure of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its subsidiaries, improve the quality and coverage of services provided by state government health systems, and invest in a comprehensive quality assurance program that would allow for quality certification. health facilities.
One of the main objectives will be to strengthen the effectiveness of the state health insurance program; create synergies with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) of the Center; and thus reduce financial barriers to access to hospital services, avoid catastrophic health costs for poor families and expand coverage.
The Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project will benefit residents of the state’s eight districts. It will also benefit health sector staff, particularly at the secondary and primary levels, by strengthening their planning and management capacities as well as their clinical skills and competencies.
As a key strategy, the project will evolve towards a performance-based financing system where internal performance agreements (APIs) between the Ministry of Health and its subsidiaries would promote greater accountability at all levels. The project will also focus on promoting synergy between different schemes and increase the capacity of the state insurance agency.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the delivery and use of essential health services in the state. The project will invest in infection prevention and control for a more resilient response to future epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies.
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