National Program for PHC and FP

National Program for PHC and FP

National Program is working at community level. Most of the improved health indicators are the product of this program. More than 3300, LHWs, LHSs and other supports staff taken up at higher level for regularization and allocation of financial resources. AJK Family Planning and Primary Health care employees Regularization and Standardization Act 2017 has been approved. The existing allocation of Rs. 520.780 millions were insufficient and creating nuisance for health workers and other allied staff. The was case taken up with Federal Ministry and after long deliberation an additional amount of 190.780 million rupees were allotted to AJ&K LHW program.

Vision of the Program:

Bridging the gap between the Health facilities and Communities through provision of QUALITY Integrated Primary Health Care Services at the Doorsteps of the Communities. 

Objectives of the LHWs Program:

  • Improvement of maternal Health
  • Improvement of newborn and child health.
  • Provision of family planning services.
  • Integrating vertical health programs.

Scope of Work for LHWs:

  • Mobilization of community.
  • Liaison between formal health system and community.
  • Health education messages.
  • Registration of all families.
  • Provision of family planning services.
  • Contribution in improving skilled birth attendance.
  • Support to other vertical programs (nutrition. immunisation, TB, Malaria
  • Prevention and treatment of minor ailments.
  • Initiation of health information sheet about her area.

Drugs/Medicines with LHW:

  • Chloroquine Syp 50mg/5ml
  • Piperazine Syp 500ml/5mlS
  • Polymyxin 'B' Sulphate Eye Ointment.
  • B.complex Syrup
  • Zinc Suspension
  • Antiseptic Lotion
  • Cotton Wool (250 Gram)
  • Contraceptice Pills
  • Condoms
  • Injectable Contraceptives
  • Paracetamol Tabs 500mg
  • Paracetamol Syp 120mg/ml
  • Chloroquine Tabs 150mg
  • Mebandazole Tabs 100mg
  • Low osmolarity ORS
  • Co-trimaxazole Syp.
  • Ferrous Fumerate 150mg+Folic Acid 0.5mg
  • Cotton Bandages 4"x3m
  • Benzyl Benzoate Lotion

Major Achievements:

  • The Family Planning & Primary Health Care Program has become an important element of govt. plan to raise the health status of women and children in villages and poor urban areas.
  • In AJK 2.7 million population is receiving FP & PHC services from the LHWs.