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State Health Information, Education Communication Bureau (IEC)

State Government has appointed a committee to suggest the recommendations for strengthening of Training and lEC activities under one umbrella. According to the recommendations of the committee, Government of Maharashtra has recently established State Health lEC Bureau at Pune by amalgamation of State Health Education Bureau Pune and Publicity wing of State Family Welfare Bureau, Pune. There was a dire need for reorganization and strengthening of lEC activities of all national health programmes in the State to improve coordination, better and efficient use of resources and to meet growing needs in the health and population related problems. 

At present the Bureau is headed by Joint Director of Health Services who is also responsible for monitoring training activities. Integration of the lEC activities will bring overall coordination, better and timely utilization of funds, avoid duplication of efforts, improve planning, implementation and feedback.

  • Selected Institutions have been provided with TV/VCR, Tape recorder sets, LCD video projectors, generators, slide projectors, camera, PA systems, etc.
  • Audio visual vans have been supplied to districts.
    Health Bulletin-Every month near about 26000 copies of health bulletin (Agrogyapatrika) are published & distributed to the Health Workers. Similarly, private subscription has been kept open for which, there is good response from various sections of the community.

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