Health Program Monitoring Visit to Ladakh and Jangthang Regions

Ladakh: On 12th Sept, the Chief accountant of Health Department, Tenzin Palkyi and the North-Zone Coordinator, Tenzin Tseyang embarked on an official visit to the Ladakh and Janthang regions to assess the progress and implementation of health projects, with a particular focus on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) activities implemented through LNP (Leh Nutrition Project).

The purpose of the visit was to review the effectiveness of completed health initiatives, financial management and identify areas for improvement. During the visit, Health teams are accompanied by Mr Tashi Dhondup (Project Officer, CRO Ladakh) and Mr. Nazir (LNP).

In the first three days visit to seven regions of Jangthang, meetings were conducted with community leaders and committee members of respective regions. The team also conducted site visits to various project locations to gain a comprehensive understanding of the situation on the ground.

From 18th September, the health team will monitor the overall health programs conducted through the primary health center. A brief orientation on health programs will be provided to newly appointed Health Executive Secretary, Mrs Sonam Lhamtso and the Health accountant, Mr Tenzin Thokmey of Ladakh primary health center.

To ensure transparency and accountability in the utilization of WASH project funds, the chief accountant will closely monitor the financial management of projects at LNP. On behalf of the Department, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to CRO Ladakh for the support extended during our visit. The official visit to Ladakh will conclude on 22nd Sept 2023. The monitoring visit to Leh Ladakh is funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).