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3-day residential programme organised for Sahiyas

Noamundi, Jan. 6: A three-day residential programme under MANSI (Maternal and New born Survival Initiative) was organised by the OMQ Division of Tata Steel at Noamundi Recreation Club from January 3 to January 5, 2017.

Total 16 village level health workers participated in the programme. These frontline village level health workers called Sahiya Saathi were nominated by the government under National Rural Health Mission of the Government of India.

These Sahiya Sathi supervise 8 to 10 Sahiyas in one cluster, who acts as a link between community and health services such as institutional delivery, immunization, community mobilization, chronic diseases, etc.

Pankaj Satija ,General Manager (OMQ),Tata Steel met these Sahiyas and told them to make full use of this residential programme and contribute towards reducing infant mortality in villages.

This residential programme covered Noamundi and Manoharpur blocks in the West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The issues covered during the programme included Home Based New Born Care (HBNC).

The objective of Project MANSI is to reduce infant mortality in the villages in the Company’s operational area.

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