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Backward Districts March Ahead In Planned Family Concept

Bhubaneswar:11/7/17: Despite comparatively lesser literacy rate and awareness, the backwards district like Nuapada, Malkangiri and Gajpati top the chart as far as planned family concept is concerned.

These districts recorded the highest number of sterilizations operation during 2016-7 year leaving behind the developed coastal districts.

In the state level world population day observation here today, the state government felicitated the health wing of the concerned districts while conferring cash award.

While Nuapada, Malkangiri and Gajpati registered highest numbers of family planning surgeries both in vasectomy and tubectomy, Rayagada, Koraput and Nuapada districts performed better than the rest of the state in conducting male sterilization or Vasectomy operation during 2016-17.

Koraput and Malkangiri districts were awarded for providing quality family planning services during 2016-17 and Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts were felicitated for best performance in PPIUCD insertions. Similarly, Dr. Rabindra Nath Mishra of Jajpur district and Dr. Sujnanendra Mishra of Bolangir were awarded for best performance in conducting minilap operation during WPF-2016. Among others, health workers, ASHA workers, Surgeons, ANM and NGO from 14 districts were also felicitated and awarded on the occasion for their inspiring performance in the sector in 2016-17.

State Health & Family Welfare and Law Minister Pratap Jena graced the occasion as chief guest. Among others Mission Director, National Health Mission, OdishaShalini Pandit, Director of Family Welfare Dr Binod Kumar Mishra and Jt. Director (Family Welfare) Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty also attended the ceremony.

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