Jamshedpur, April 27: Sumant Mishra, director in chief, health services, Jharkhand on Thursday said that doctors do not prefer working in the rural areas in spite of the fact that there are ample of government schemes to be implemented there.
To improve the situation, the health department has proposed to recruit 1600 medical professionals that includes doctors, nurses and paramedics across the state. The recruitments will be done through JPSC. He was addressing a workshop at XLRI.
B-school XLRI is organising a three-day conference that kicked off in the XLRI campus on Thursday. The workshop was inaugurated by Sumant Mishra, director in chief, health services, Jharkhand along with AnandSinha, country representative-The David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Ashis K. Pani, dean (academics), XLRI and Father Oswald AJ Mascarenhas, JRD Tata Chair in Business Ethics and other distinguished guests.
Mishara noted that the workshop will provide those insights to professionals that can prove beneficial to the professionals in the area of health and imbibe leadership qualities to enhances the way the system functions.”
A total of 25 researchers, academician and practitioners are participating in the workshop.
Prof. Vishwa Ballabh is his inaugural speech stated that the workshop is organized with the following objectives: To share experiences of leadership development in public health systems, communities, non-governmental organizations, private institutions and public health organizations. Identify their roles and challenges in improvising the public health service delivery. To discuss appropriate strategy for collaborating, networking and identifying various means to learn from each other.
Prof. VishwaBallabh also stated that a narrative report of the discussion held will be prepared and shared with the participants immediately after the workshop. It is planned to request the presenters/authors to revise their case studies based on the discussion and comments on their paper.
This will be published as proceedings of the workshop. It is hoped that such knowledge sharing will be helpful in catalyzing the leadership development process and improving the public health especially those concerned with maternal and child health issues.
The three day workshop will discuss challenges, progress, scope, issues in public health services along with role of social organisation, reaching out to people, inner governance and experience sharing by professionals.
XLRI has also been organising training for government professionals in the area of public health. So far it has trained 245 professionals from Jharkhand and Bihar and some from Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.
XLRI is also trying to make the training curriculum included in the Programme Implementation Plan under the state National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).