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Meghalaya CM Calls for Joint Efforts to Improve Healthcare System

Expressing concern over the poor health indicators of Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday called for joint effort to improve the overall efficiency of service delivery in the health sector, especially in the rural areas. “Health is an important sector and Meghalaya allocates 7 percent to the sector which is higher than the national average. But state’s health indicators is bad, be it IMR or MMR both are very much on the higher side and we need to bring it down,” Sangma said addressing the 3rd North East Healthcare Leadership Summit 2018 organized by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The Chief Minister said that the government is taking new initiatives to address deficiencies in health sector such as non-availability of doctors in Community Health Centers and Public Health Centers. “There are many areas that the government needs to work on to improve our healthcare system. – United News of India