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DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HEALTH SERVICES

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India

Regional Offices of Health and Family Welfare

             

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2016-17

REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

 

 

1.                 Introduction

1.1          Concept & Origin:

Regional Co-ordinating Organizations (RCOs) were established in some states in 1958 to co-ordinate between the Centre and the States for National Malaria Eradication Programme (NMEP) activities. Another office, named Regional Health Office (RHO) came into being in 1963 to co-ordinate and supervise the Family Welfare activities. Later on in 1978, when the need for an office of the Government of India in the States to supervise, monitor and co-ordinate the matters of all centrally  sponsored Health and Family Welfare programmes was felt, the RCOs and RHOs were merged to form the Regional Office for Health and Family Welfare (ROH&FW). To supplement the activities of CBHI four Health Information Field Units (HIFUs) were established in 1981 and two more in 1986. As of now, there are 19 Regional Offices of Health & Family Welfare functioning under the Directorate General of Health Services (Dte. GHS) located in the various State Capitals.

Names, telephones numbers and other details of Heads of the ROH&FWs are given in Annexure I.

 

1.2           Organization Structure

The units of the ROH&FW are:

                                I.            Malaria Operation Field Research Scheme (MOFRS)

                              II.            Entomological section

                            III.            Malaria section

                            IV.            Health Information Field Unit (HIFU) and

                              V.            Regional Evaluation Team (RET).

 

However, all the units may not be present in each of ROHF&W as regional importance and other technical requirements have been kept in mind while locating units with ROHF&Ws, seen in the Table 1, showing the distribution of ROH&FWs and their sub-units.  The organizational structure of the ROH&FWs is not uniform, some of them have good staff strength, and others have only nominal staff. In view of this, the work carried out by each of the unit is not uniform. The distribution ROH&FW in field is as follows:

 

  • 12 ROHF&Ws support Family Welfare Programme.
  • 01 ROHF&W is established at RLTRI Raipur to look after the state of Chhattisgarh.
  • 06 ROHF&Ws are supported by NVBDCP.
  • 02 ROHF&Ws of Guwahati and Raipur are newly created and are seeking support from ROHF&W of Shillong and Bhopal respectively.
  • 06 ROHF&Ws have Health Information Field Units (HIFUs).
  • 06 ROHF&Ws have Regional Evaluation Teams (RETs).
  • 12 Malaria Operation Field Research Scheme (MOFRS) units are located in different ROHF&Ws.
  • All the States and UTs are covered by the ROH&FW.

 

2.              Roles and Functions:

These offices have been established with the primary objective of ensuring proper liaison and coordination between the Centre and State Governments in the context of the implementation of National Health and Family Welfare Programmes. Main functions of the Regional Offices are as follows:

 

2.1          Centre-state coordination

2.2          Monitoring and evaluation of implementation of various National Health and Family Welfare Programmes by the States/UTs.

2.2          Training and IEC

2.3          Qualitative evaluation by Regional Evaluation Team (RET)

2.4          Strengthening and monitoring of Health Information System by Health Information Field Unit (HIFU)

2.5          Monitoring and Supervision through Malaria Operational Field Research Scheme (MOFRS)

2.6          Monitoring and Supervision of Centrally sponsored schemes

 

3.       Technical Activities undertaken : The details of the technical activities of the ROH&FW undertaken are given below:

3.1.Liaison & Coordination

Regional offices are to keep a close liaison with state and national programme officers through regular meeting with programme officers. All Regional Directors undertake liaison and coordination activities between the states and national programme officers. Consolidated number of liaison activities undertaken by the ROH&FW are as below in table 4.

Table 1: Liaison and coordination activities:

S. No.

Liaison & Coordination

Number

i.

# National Level Meeting attended

358

ii.

 # State level Meeting attended

705

iii.

# Issues addressed/sorted out including UCs

459

iv.

# Court cases coordinated*

5820*

v.

No. of Institutions visited to assess feasibility of New Initiatives

220

vi.

Monthly Review Meetings with State Programme officers

472

*The number is aggregate of court cases handled every month and so doesn’t reflect total number of cases

 

3.2    Training activities

NVBDCP and CBHI related trainings are being organized by the ROH&FW. These are need based training programmes organized on demand from the states. ROH&FW are conducting training in malaria microscopy under NVBDCP and training on ICD-10 and HIS under CBHI. Consolidated number of batches of NVBDCP and CBHI related trainings organized and trainees are given in table 2.

Table 2: Training programme organized

S. No.

Training programme organized

Number( 2015=16)

i.

Batches of training in Malaria microscopy organized

64

ii.

Personnel trained

1181

iii.

Batches of training in CBHI

54

iv.

Personnel trained

1547

v.

Other Training

95

vi.

Trainees

2528

                                                                                                                

3.3          Research studies undertaken

Research studies are undertaken by the specialized units created in selected ROH&FW. These specialized units are Malaria Operation Falciparum Research Scheme (MOFRS) that undertake therapeutic efficacy studies on the directions of the NVBDCP, Regional Evaluation Teams (RETs) that undertake evaluation studies on eligible couples on the directions of the H&FW programme, and Health Information Field Units (HIFUs) undertake research project on HIS on the directions of the CBHI. The consolidated number of research studies undertaken are as below in table 3.

Table 3: Research studies undertaken

S.No.

Research studies/surveys undertaken

Number

i.

Therapeutic Efficacy studies

12

ii.

Entomological surveys

115

iii.

CBHI studies

28

iv.

RET Studies

51

 

3.4 Monitoring Peripheral Institutions for IPHS

Regional offices are responsible for supervision and monitoring of the centrally sponsored schemes and the functioning of the peripheral institutes. However, during 2010-11 in a review meeting of the RDs at Srinagar, it was decided that ROH&FW should also undertake assessment of the IPHS in the peripheral institutes. DGHS issued instructions that each ROH&FW should undertake assessment of the IPHS in at least one District Hospital, one CHC, one PHC and one SHC. All the ROH&FW have completed the assessment of IPHS in the given peripheral institutes. ROH&FW are regularly visiting the peripheral institutes for monitoring and supervision. The consolidated number of institutes visited are as below in table 4.

Table 4: Monitoring of Peripheral Institutes for IPHS

S. No.

Institutions visited  for IPHS monitoring

Number

          i.             

DH & SDHs  

525

        ii.             

CHCs        

645

       iii.             

PHCs        

926

      iv.             

SHCs        

991

 

3.5          Review of the National Health Programmes

Traditionally, the ROH&FW are responsible for review of the NVBDCP and the H&FW programmes from their very inception. Now the Regional Offices of H&FW has been asked to undertake the review of the all the National Health Programmes being implemented in the states. ROH&FWs are also reviewing the progress in the implementation of the newer initiatives of the MOH&FW. The consolidated numbers of National Health Programmes reviewed are given as under (table 5).

Table 5: Districts visited for review of the major National Health Programmes

S. No.

National Health Programmes

Districts

i.

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)

282

ii.

Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)

196

iii.

National Leprosy Control Programme (NLEP)

221

iv.

National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

135

v.

National Vector Born Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)

457

vi.

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP)

259

vii.

National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP)

126

viii.

National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)

110

ix.

National Programme for Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS)

146

x.

National Mental Health Programme (NMHP)

70

xi.

Trauma Care

154

xii.

Oral Health and fluorosis control

37

xiii.

National Programme from Health Care Elderly (NPHCE)

111

xiv.

National Aids Control Programme (NACP)

98

 

3.6          Activities of the NVBDCP under MOFRS  

An important task undertaken by ROH&FWs under NVBDCP is cross-checking of blood slides and undertaking therapeutic efficacy studies. They also provide their expert opinion on complicated cases of the malaria. The activities undertaken by ROH&FWs under NVBDCP are given below in table 6.

 

Table 6: Activities under NVBDCP

S.No.

Activity

Number

i

Blood slides collected in Malaria Clinic in ROHFW

4256

ii

Blood slides found positive of ROHFW

227

iii

Blood slides Cross-checked

673217

iv

Blood slides with discrepancies

2787

v

% discrepancies

0.41 %

 

3.7          REGIONAL EVALUATION TEAMS - FIELD VERIFICATION

Regional evaluation teams are the specialized component of the ROH&FW. These units undertake evaluation studies on the genuineness of the clients practicing contraceptive methods under H&FW programme. In addition they also field verify the work carried out by the Health workers, children for fully immunization, mothers covered under RCH programme. The teams also conduct satisfaction of work by ANM & ASHA with mothers and PRI. The consolidated numbers of clients field verified are given as below in table 7.

Table 7: Total consolidated performance of the Regional Evaluation Teams

S. No.

Activity

Number

         i.          

Eligible Couples contacted for field verification on CC practices

3302

       ii.          

Eligible Couples found fake/ denial 

317 (9.60%)

      iii.          

Children contacted for fully immunization

3029

     iv.          

Children found fully immunized

2887 (95.31%)

       v.          

ANC cases Field verified

3499

     vi.          

ANC mothers undergone three ANC check-ups

3333 (95.26%)

    vii.          

ANC mothers develop complication

217

  viii.          

Mothers contacted for PNC check up

3163

ix.

PNC cases have undergone three PNC check-ups

2930 (92.63%)

x.

PNC mothers have complication

199 (6.29%)

xi.

JSY cases field verified

2822

xii.

JSY beneficiaries received monitory help

2633 (93.30 %)

xiii.

JSY beneficiaries spent their money for confinement

152 (5.39%)

 

4.       Annual Action Plan 2016-17 for ROHFWs:

4.1 Routine activities:

Particulars

Targets for 2017-18

S. No

Activities

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

i.

Coordination & Liaison (Meetings)

75

75

75

75

300

ii.

HIFU (Districts for Health Programmes)

50

50

50

50

200

iii.

RET (Clients)

1500

1500

1500

1500

6000

iv.

MOFR (studies)

2

2

3

3

10

v.

Entomological Studies

25

25

25

25

100

 4.2 Budget allocation & Utilization: (Amount in lakh of INR)                      

Particulars

Targets for 2016-17

S. No

Budget lines

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

i.

Plan

1336.00

1603.20

1603.20

801.60

5344.00

 

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                                                                  List of Regional offices for Health and Family Welfare                                                        Annexure-I

S.

No.

Name

Email

Mobile No.

Tel No.

Fax No.

1

Dr. Chandana Dey,  Sr. RD, ROHFW, Ahmedabad

rhfw_62ahd@rediffimail.com

9727241880

079-22740714

079-22742447

2

Dr.Ravi Kumar  , Sr. RD,   ROHFW, Bangalore

rhobng@nic.in

 9620901620

080-25537688

080-25539249

3

Dr. Nikhilesh  Chandra, Sr. RD , ROHFW,  Bhopal

rohfwbho@mp.nic.in

8989792136

0755-2416200   0755-2410092  0755-2416300

 

4

Dr. N. M. Somalkar, RD, ROHFW Bhubaneswar

rohfwbbs@rediffmail.com

 789263380

0674-2431708

0674-2431904

5

Dr. Ravinder Ahluwalia, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Chandigarh

rohfw_chd@yahoo.com

9463410101

0172-2741558

0172-2741558

6

Dr. Roshni Arthur, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Chennai

rohfw@tn.nic.in

9444950741

044-24911401

044-24919232

7

Dr. Anuradha Medoju, RD, ROHFW , Hyderabad

srdrohfw-hyd@nic.in

9948097572

040-24656923

040-24657923

8

Dr. L. A. Singh,   RD, ROHFW, Imphal

rdirhfw@yahoo.co.in

9862032946

0385-2454626

0385-2454647

9

 Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Jaipur

rdrhojp-rj@nic.in

9929595136

0141-2236845

0141-2236818

10

Dr. Satyajit Sen, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Kolkata

rohfw.kolkata@gamil.com

9903455296

033-2236845

033-23355380

11

Dr. Krishan Kumar Mittra,   Sr.  RD, ROHFW, Lucknow            

srrdlko@yahoo.com

9839010531

055-2325268

0522-2325268

12

Dr. Kailash Kumar, RD, ROHFW, Patna

rhopatna@gmail.com

9471000050

0612-2547677

0612-2547711

13

Dr. V.L. Gokak, RD, ROHFW, Pune

rhopune@gmail.com

9860088119

020-2764227

020-27642273

14

Dr. Abhishekh,   RD, ROHFW, Shimla

rdhfwshimla@gmail.com

9805055583

0177-2653649

0177-2651978

15

Dr. S. D. Majumdar, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Shillong

rd.rohnfw@gmail.com

9436164227 

0364-2226943

0364-2226843

16

Dr. Shazia Wafai,    RD, ROHFW, Srinagar

rohfwsgr@gmail.com

9419409331

0194-2430878

0194-2430946

17

Dr. K. P. Hamzakoya,  Sr. RD, ROHFW, Thiruvananthapuram

rohfwtvm@kerala.nic.in

8547662406

0471-2322710

0471-2322710

18

Dr. R.N. Sabat, Sr. RD, ROHFW, Raipur

rltri.ryp@gmail.com

9425212998

0771-2412792

0771-241293

19

Dr. Parthajyoti Gogoi,    RD, ROHFW, Guwahati

pjgogoi@gmail.com

09954021269

0361-2338555

0361-2330555

 

 

 

Last Updated On 04/07/2017