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TRAINING DIVISION

Availability of qualitative services to the community depends largely upon the efficacy with which health functionaries discharge their responsibilities, which, in turn would depend mainly upon their education and training. Department of Family Welfare had recognized the crucial role of training of health personnel in providing effective and efficient health care to the rural community from the very beginning of the Five Year Plans. The pre-service and in-service training for different categories of health personnel are imparted through the following schemes of Government of India :

1. “Basic Training of ANM/LHV”

2. “Basic Training for Multi Purpose Health Worker (Male)”

3. Maintenance of Health and Family Welfare Training Centre

4. Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust (GIRHFWT)

5. National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW)

6. Rural Health Training Centre, Najafgarh

7. Family Welfare Training & Research Centre, Mumbai.

8. Besides implementing the above mentioned schemes, Training Division also oversees the ASHA component in state PIPs. At present, the programme exists in 30 states and Union Territories - with all but two small states (Himachal Pradesh and Goa) and three Union Territories (Puducherry, Daman & Diu and Chandigarh) having not opted for the programme. Currently there are 8,66,251 ASHAs in position against a requirement of 9,14,456 ASHAs (94%). NHSRC acts as a support and resource centre for training evaluation and research on the same.

Availability of qualitative services to the community depends largely upon the efficacy with which health functionaries discharge their responsibilities, which, in turn would depend mainly upon their education and training. Department of Family Welfare had recognized the crucial role of training of health personnel in providing effective and efficient health care to the rural community from the very beginning of the Five Year Plans. The pre-service and in-service training for different categories of health personnel are imparted through the following schemes of Government of India:

1. Basic Training of ANM/LHV

ANMs/LHVs play a vital role in MCH and Family Welfare Service in the rural areas. It is therefore, essential that the proper training to be given to them so that quality services be provided to the rural population.For this purpose 319 ANM / MPHW (Female) schools with an admission capacity of approximately 13,000 and 34 promotional training schools for LHV/ Health Assistant (Female) with an admission capacity of 2600 are imparting pre-service training to prepare required number of manpower to man the Sub centers, PHC, CHC, Rural Family Welfare Centers and Health posts in the country. The duration of training programme of ANM is 1&1/2 years and minimum qualification required for this course is 10+2 pass. Senior ANM with five years of experience is given six months promotional training to become LHV/ Health Assistant (Female). The role of HA(Female) is to provide supportive supervision and technical guidance to the ANMs in sub-centres. Curricula of these training courses are provided by the Indian Nursing Council. The financial pattern of assistance was last revised on 7.2.2001. Funds under the scheme are replenished by Family Welfare Budget Section on the basis of audited accounts submitted by States. Rs. 9724.57 lakhs has been released till March, 2012.

2. Basic Training for Multi Purpose Health Worker (Male)

The Basic Training of MPHW (M) scheme was approved during 6th Five-Year Plan and taken up by GOI in 1984. There are 49 basic training schools of MPHW (Male). Duration of course is 1 year and on successful completion of the training, the candidate is posted as MPHW(M) at the sub-centre. The financial pattern of assistance was last revised on 7.2.2001. Funds under the scheme are replenished by Family Welfare Budget Section on the basis of audited accounts submitted by States. Rs 2344.78 lakhs has been released till March, 2012.

3. Maintenance of Health and Family Welfare Training Centre

49 HFWTCs were established in the country in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the Family Planning Programmes and to bring the change in the attitude of the personnel engaged in the delivery of health services through in service training programmes. These training centres are supported under Scheme of “Maintenance of HFWTCs”. Key role of these training centres is to conduct various in-service training programmes of Department of Family Welfare. Apart from in-service education some of the selected centres have an additional responsibility of conducting the basic training of MPHW’s course where MPW training centers are not available. The financial pattern of assistance was last revised on 7.2.2001. Funds under the scheme are replenished by Family Welfare Budget Section on the basis of audited accounts submitted by States. Rs 1500.48 lakhs has been released till March, 2012.


4. Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust (GIRHFWT)

Established in 1964 with financial support from Ford Foundation, Government of India and Government of Tamilnadu. The Health and Family Welfare Training Centre at GIRHFWT is one of 49 HFWTCs in the country. It trains Health and allied manpower working in PHC, Corporations / Municipalities and Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Projects. During the year 2010-11, as per annual report of the institute submitted to the ministry, 23818 personnel were trained in different streams. Gandhigram Institute is also engaged in upgrading the capabilities of ANMs, staff nurses and students of nursing colleges through the Regional Health Teachers Training Institute(RHTTI). The RHTTI has under taken following activities during 2010-11.

i) Diploma in Nursing Education and Administration (DNEA): 21 number of students were trained during 2009-10 and 22 numbers during 2010-11.

ii) Short- term training in community health nursing: In short term training in community health nursing total number of 730 were trained during 2010-11.

For this activity during 2011-12 Rs.240.00 lakhs were available under BE .

5. Rural Health Training Centre, Najafgarh

The centre was recognized as Rural Health Training Centre, Najafgarh in 1960, under the administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Govt. of India. In 1961 a decision was taken at the level of Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India to declare PHC, Najafgarh as a centre for imparting community health training for Medical Interns of Lady Harding Medical College under Rural Orientation of Medical Education (ROME) Scheme. To strengthen the Rural Health services, an ANM School was started in 1985 and vocationalised in 1991.

· Training to Medical Interns under ROME Scheme. Around 350 unpaid Medical Interns undergone rural posting from this Centre.

· Training to ANM 10+2 (Voc.) Students with intake capacity of 40 students per academic session.

· Community Health Nursing Training to BSc/MSc/GNM students of various Nursing Institutions like College of Nursing, Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Holy Family Hospital, Batra Hospital, Apollo Hospital and various other Govt./State Govt./Pvt. Instititutions. Nearly 1000 trainees were trained during the period.

· Promotional Training to Nursing Personnel.

· Health Education to the PGDHE Students.

· One Day Observation Visit.

Rs 1071Lacs was the budget allocation for FY2011-12.


6. Family Welfare Training & Research Centre, Mumbai

Family Welfare Training & Research Centre (F.W.T. & R.C.), Mumbai is a Central Training Institute responsible for the in-service training for different categories of peripheral and grass root level health personnel all over the country, in the key health areas of public health significance viz. Primary Health Care for Family Welfare, R.C.H., HIV/AIDS and other integrated National Health Programmes. The Centre conducts a formal one year residential academic program for Diploma in Health Promotion Education for the candidates deputed from all-over-the country and also for candidates sponsored by WHO/UNICEF/UNDP/DANIDA etc. The first course of D.H.P.E. was started in the year 1987-88. At present the 25th batch of the course is in progress, with 18 trainees. With the launch of Government of India’s National Rural Health Mission for a renewed thrust to primary health care services, FWTRC Mumbai started another residential academic programme for Post-graduate Diploma in Community Health Care, in 2007 for the para-medicals working in family welfare in Health Departments, NGOs and Private Sectors to improve their efficiency and capacity building to cope up with the work under the NRHM for better delivery of health care services. The duration of the course is 15 months. The third batch of D.C.H.C. is in progress. The construction of the new Institutional premises of FWTRC, Mumbai at New Panvel, Navi Mumbai is progressing well. During the present fiscal, an amount of Rs. 1.1 Crore has been sanctioned and released to CPWD by the Ministry.

7. National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW)

National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW) has been identified as the Nodal Institute for training under NRHM and RCH–II, till 30th September 2012. NIHFW has pursued responsibilities of organizing National Level Training Courses and coordination of the NRHM / RCH training activities with the help of 18 Collaborating Training Institutions (CTIs) in various parts of the country. Four more institutions i.e RHFWTC at Srinagar, J & K, RIHFW at Haldwani, Uttarakhand, Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences (RIPANS) at Aizawl and Institute of Public Health (IPH) at Ranchi, Jharkhand have been approved to function as CTIs. The activities undertaken by NIHFW are as follows:

· Central Training Plan

· Human Resource: A total number of 43 Consultants and 44 Technical Assistants are in position at 18 CTIs.

· Monitoring of progress and quality of trainings

· Professional Development Course in Management, Public Health & Health

Sector Reforms for DMOs

· Research Studies