14 Jul 2015
Meeting of State Nodal Officers for National Oral Health Program was held on 13th - 14th July, 2015 at AIIMS, New Delhi. The agenda of this meeting were:
To review the progress of NOHP in various states/UTs.
To assess the existing manpower and infrastructure in different states/UTs.
To finalize the operational guidelines for the program.
To discuss the need assessment for training and developing training modules for different health personnel.
To review IEC/BCC material under NOHP.
The State Nodal Officers informed about the oral health situation in their respective states; the services which are being provided at different levels to the public, funds allocation for oral health, present manpower and vacant positions and the resources for the implementation of NOHP. They enumerated their strengths and the barriers towards implementing successful NOHP.
Delibrations were held on NOHP as envisaged for India, Operational Guidelines for NOHP, Team Building, Tobacco Cessation Clinic in Dental Health Facilities. Discussions were also held on Training Cascade for Oral Health Promotion and its Monitoring, Training needs for Oral Health Promotion, Integrating Oral Health with ongoing Health Programmes and health care delivery, IEC requirements for Oral Health Promotion.