Mizoram World Bank I India and World Bank sign $ 32 million loan agreement for Mizoram healthcare project
India, World Bank Sign $ 32 Million Loan Agreement for Mizoram Health Care Project | Photo credit: BCCL
The central government, the Mizoram State government, and the World Bank signed a $ 32 million loan agreement for the Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project to improve the management capacity and quality of health workers. health services in the state.
The project will strengthen the governance and management structure of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) and its subsidiaries, improve the quality and coverage of services provided by state government health systems and will invest in a comprehensive quality assurance program that would allow certification of the quality of health facilities, the finance ministry said in a statement.
One of the main objectives will be to strengthen the effectiveness of the state health insurance program; create synergies with the Indian government Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY); and thereby reduce financial barriers to accessing hospital services, avoid catastrophic health spending for poor families and expand coverage, the ministry statement added.
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.
The project will also invest in improving the overall ecosystem for the management of biomedical waste (both solid and liquid). It will include segregation, disinfection and collection while preserving the environment and improving the quality of health services and patient safety.