Government-NGO-Community Partnership in Slum Health Service: Missing Link
Umakanta Mohapatra1, Shradha Padhi2, Sucheta Priyabadini3
1UmakanataMohapatra, Independent Research Scholar, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
2Prof ( Dr) Shradha Padhi, Associate Professor, KIIT School of Management, KIIT deemed to be University Dr Sucheta Priyabadini, Faculty and Director, Students' Counseling, KIIT Deemed to be University.
Manuscript received on 1 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 9 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2809-2814 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5205098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5205.098319
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Abstract: The strategy of partnership among Government, voluntary agencies and community has been devised in Odisha for improving health standards in urban community (particularly slums) by enhancing the availability and access to the health services. The programmes envisage empowering the community to manage their health concerns with Government only playing the role of a facilitator. The present study has been undertaken to assess the real grounding of such ‘doctrines of partnership’ in today’s socio-political context and its maneuvering towards realization of the targeted goals. The techniques of interview, focused group discussion (FGD), case analysis and field observation have been adopted for a holistic analysis of the project from the angles of its impact and sustainability. The findings point to the missing link of appropriate technology in creating a robust data base, ‘tech-led disease surveillance system’, ‘telemedicine’ and interactive video conferencing with audio, video, real time diagnosis and data transmission technologies. The study also points to a need for policy intervention for institutionalization of partnership among different departments and stakeholders.
Key Words: Synergetic Strategy, Urban Health, Health Index, Intersectoral Collaboration, Service Provider, Accountable, Ground Zero Level
Scope of the Article: Community Information Systems