LHVs, vaccinators’ role to be evaluated thru smart-phones

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Sindh Health Department in collaboration with Aga Khan Development Network is going to launch a comprehensive programme to monitor the performance of lady health visitors and vaccinators. The performance will be evaluated through smart-phones in routine immunization program and it will help to track staff location, he said.
The Minister stated while talking to a delegation of AKU here in his office, said a statement on Tuesday. Dr. Shehla Zaidi and Saleem Sayani of AKU, Secretary Health, Ahmed Bux Narejo and DG Health, Hasan Murad Shah also attended the meet-ing. The Health Minister was informed that the said system was already operational in District Tando Muhammad Khan and working successfully.
He said in first phase, the monitoring and evaluation system for lady health visitors and vacci-nators will be launched in those districts where the performance is not satisfactory. Through smart-phones not only the movements of the staff will be checked but the photos of every vaccine will be sent to monitoring room that will be established in Minister Health office or Secretary Health office as required, he added
He said that LHVs and vaccinators would be provided fuel and other financial support based on their performance and non-performing staff would also be suspended while monthly mobile package would be given to them as well.
He said that individual monitoring system would enhance efficacy of routine immunization program. The Health Department has given posting to 139 women medical officers who were promoted from Grade 17 to 18 and waiting for their postings.
While congratulating them, the Provincial Min-ister of Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has ex-pressed the hope that they will work hard and serve the patients in a better way because the health de-partment has solved doctors’ long standing issues.—APP

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