The Panchayats and Rural
Development Department, Government of West Bengal launched the “Community Health
Care Management Initiative” (CHCMI) to usher in a convergence of services at the
community level. The focus of this novel intervention is the process of promoting
community involvement in health care management through awareness generation programme
and capacity building exercises, while ensuring delivery of services at the community
in Community’s Hands” being the motto of the programme, the planned intervention
seeks to drive home a sense of responsibility among common people towards their
own health care management under the leadership of Panchayati Raj Institutions.
CHCMI seeks to converge community action at the grass root level to the cause of
promoting good health and preventing sickness in the community. Very simply, it
seeks to motivate, enlighten, enthuse and involve individuals and institutions to
community action for achieving good health and well being of the community.