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April 25, 2018

Maharashtra Govt joins hands with Johnson&Johnson to address health issues through Skill Development and Capacity Building


The Government of Maharashtra and Johnson & Johnson India will work together on designing new programs and strengthening existing programs to help address public health issues through skill development of healthcare workers.

Johnson & Johnson Private Limited today announced a strategic partnership with the Government of Maharashtra to implement focused disease interventions that have the potential to significantly improve the health of people and strengthen health care in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership was signed today in the presence of the Honorable Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Dr. Deepak Sawant at Mantralaya, Mumbai.

Commenting on the development, Honorable Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Shri Dr. Deepak Sawant said, “Johnson & Johnson India will help the state government in raising awareness among mine workers and their families in the state, who are at an increased risk of tuberculosis. Nine districts in Maharashtra face the maximum rate of infant mortality. In these districts, Johnson & Johnson India will organize skill development programmes for nurses, along with other activities to train them for providing proper care to infants and their treatment during the Golden-Minute. Apart from these initiatives, a collaborative awareness campaign would also be undertaken to educate people about the various infectious diseases during pregnancy.”

Through this collaboration, the Government of Maharashtra and Johnson & Johnson India will work together to address pressing public health issues such as tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child health, infection prevention, diabetes, obesity and menstrual hygiene and will support healthcare professionals and nurses in the state to further develop their skills in these areas.

Continuous education and learning is a challenge for most of caregivers during the birth of the child. Johnson & Johnson India has designed a course that lays special emphasis to train healthcare workers on prompt and skilled resuscitation to survive the neonatal period. So, nurses and midwives would be given training on resuscitation in order to address maternal and infant mortality rate.

Skill Development and Capacity Building of Nurses on Operating Room (OR) Management for superior patient outcomes will also be provided through Johnson & Johnson Institutes in India.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Sushobhan Dasgupta, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India & Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics Asia-Pacific said, “At Johnson & Johnson India, we share a common goal with the Government of Maharashtra to see that people have access to quality healthcare. This partnership will help us achieve our objectives towards improving the public health outcomes of the state through highly focused initiatives.”

Johnson & Johnson India will provide strategic and technical advisory support and oversee the successful execution of all these programmes.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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