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North Eastern States (including Sikkim) have diverse topographical and socio-cultural situation within the region, within the state and even within the districts. Inspite of continuous inflow of fund in health sector during last decade, health indicators, except Mizoram, have been poor particularly in Maternal Health, Child Health & Family Planning services in these states.
Although the topographical constraints of the N.E. states hamper in smooth service delivery to some extant particularly in hilly states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Mizoram, the performance of health sector in the region seems to be hampered to a large extent for the poor Management Capacity along with low fund absorption rather than its geographical terrain.
Considering these factors, to assist the NE states for improving the health scenario providing technical assistance in planning, ...more