MoU Signed By India And World Bank For Meghalaya Health Care

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02 November 2021 Current Affairs:A $40 million deal for improving the quality of health services in Meghalaya was signed by India and World Bank.

Highlights:
♦ This MoU will improve the state’s ability to respond to future health emergencies like the covid-19 epidemic.
♦ “Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project” is the name of the project.
♦ The project will improve the state’s administration and governance capacities, as well as its healthcare facilities.
♦ It will improve the design and coverage of the state’s health insurance program.
♦ Certification and stronger human resource systems will help to improve the quality of health services.
♦ It will finally make drugs and diagnostics more accessible.
♦ This initiative will benefit all 11 of the state’s districts. It will also benefit healthcare workers in the primary and secondary sectors by improving clinical skills and bolstering planning and management capacities.
♦ It will allow women to make greater use of healthcare resources in their communities. 
♦ The poor and vulnerable will be able to access and afford health treatments as a result of this project.

Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS)
♦ This initiative will aid in the improvement of Meghalaya’s health insurance scheme, known as the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS). 
♦ MHIS presently serves 56 percent of all households in the United States. Now that the initiative has been integrated with the national Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), it is expected to cover 100% of families. 
♦ It will lower barriers to hospitalization and minimize catastrophic out-of-pocket costs for low-income and vulnerable families.
♦ Internal Performance Agreements (IPAs) will be formed between DoHFW and its subsidiaries as part of the project’s transition to a performance-based funding system.
♦  As a result, it will encourage greater accountability at all levels.
 

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