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Orissa Joins Hands with Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh

Orissa has shown the way for building state involvement in JSK’s population stabilisation activities.

Ms Shailaja Chandra, the Executive Director of JSK, met Shri Prafulla Samal, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Government of Orissa, in June 2009 and briefed him on JSK’s Prerna strategy. The minister instructed the Secretary Panchayati Raj, Govt of Orissa to initiate efforts at the grass root level to locate suitable couples for the award under the Prerna strategy.

Ms Shailaja Chandra also addressed a special gathering of senior academicians and public health experts at SUM Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences auditorium in the city, briefing the audience on the importance of responsible parenthood in the context of population stabilisation. The Principal and Dean of the Medical Institute Prof D. K. Ray, publicly declared at the same meeting that his institute would start work on Prerna and IUCD 380A popularization programmes shortly.

Later, at a meeting chaired by the Additional Secretary Health and Family Welfare, GOO and moderated by Director, Family Welfare, the JSK ED met proprietors of 50 private hospitals / nursing homes who gathered at SIHFW conference hall at Nayapalli, Bhubaneshwar to persuade them to join JSK’s Santushti initiative. At the end of the session, a number of private nursing home owners expressed their willingness to adopt the Santushti strategy.

The process has already started in Orissa with Sanjivini Nursing Home in Dhenkanal holding the first camp mode sterilisation operations on 31st July 2009.


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