Rapid preparedness & assessment of health centres in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan
As part of ensuing readiness of the selected facilities to manage COVID-19 patients, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and State Health Societies of five Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) focus states undertook a rapid exercise to assess preparedness of Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) and Dedicated COVID Health Centers (DCHC). The team was assigned to conduct the assessment of 33 DCHCs and 10 DCHs in its focus states and it has been identified and selected by the Government of India to provide technical assistance to strengthen the preparedness of DCH and DCHCs.
The planned rapid assessments in the field were completed as per the MoHFW SOPs, guidelines and checklists. Field assessment reports have been shared with MOHFW and the respective State Health Societies of five NIPI focus states to help plan and fill gaps highlighted by the assessments.