Newmai News Network
Shillong | November 7
In a major achievement, South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district has bagged the Governance Now Digital Transformation Award 2019 in recognition for its efforts to usher in data driven governance in the district.
Deputy Commissioner, Ramkumar S received the award on behalf of the district during the 3rd Digital Transformation Summit held at The Lalit in New Delhi on November 6.
It may be mentioned that SWGH under the initiative of the Deputy Commissioner Ramkumar had embarked upon a data driven governance model in the district since January 2019 with Health, Education, Nutrition and Rural Development as some of the important areas of intervention. Governance Now recognized this effort and awarded the Best District to SWGH for Digital Transformation under Health category. Along with the Deputy Commissioner, Medical Officer of Mahendraganj CHC, Dr Pringprang D Shira and ANM of Gopinathkilla Sub-Centre, Dipali Marak were also present during the ceremony.
Under the data driven governance model, the district health team with the support of district administration worked towards improving the institutional deliveries in the district with the introduction of mobile application Sangrah and Sankalp by the Deputy Commissioner. This has not only led to improvement in the system of institutional delivery but also towards improvement in functioning of health facilities as well as implementation of health programmes in the district.
With the vision and guidance of Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, the model in SWGH district is being scaled up to the entire State under the name MOTHER – Meghalaya Outcome Oriented Transformation in Health Education and Rural Development.