Govt constitutes field cells to monitor achievements
POOR NRHM IMPLEMENTATION IN JK
Jammu, June 20: After being warned by the Government of India over mismanagement in the implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the State Government has decided to establish field cells in all districts to monitor target achievements of the flagship health scheme.
Sources said the Union Health Ministry had pulled up the State Government for its lack of concern to keep track on utilization of resources under the centrally sponsored scheme, which had led to blockage of funds from time to time in the past.
Sources said special field teams would conduct monthly reviews and submit their reports to respective Deputy Commissioners, who in turn would submit it to the higher authorities for necessary action.
“There is lack of coordination at various levels in the implementation of NRHM, which has direct impact on the delivery of envisaged medical help to the masses. While the rural health infrastructure in the State is already not so good, poor implementation of Mission is costing dearly to the people”, sources said.
It is pertinent to mention here that last year, Deputy Commissioners and Chief Medical Officers across the State were directed to maintain close coordination to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines, but the same was not followed properly.
Minister for Health, Sham Lal Sharma said that greater stress had been laid on monitoring now. “We are not going to tolerate any leniency on part of the people involved in the project and strict action will be taken against those found negligent. We have issued directions to submit regular reports so that the same can be forwarded to the Centre on time”, Sharma said.
He said more transparency in the implementation of this Mission was needed with utmost caution to minimize chances of violations of norms and guidelines prescribed by the Centre as roadmap for implementations of programme.
Meanwhile, the State Government has again decided to revive the Mobile Medical Units (MMU) for 11 high focused districts of which include Rajouri, Poonch, Udhampur, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Leh, Kargil, Kupwara and Bandipora. Sources said Rs 5.2 crore had been released by the Central government for the purpose.
It is pertinent to mention here that under State Implementation Plan for the year 2011-12, a total of Rs 263.62 crores has been approved by the central government including Rs 30.98 crores as state share (15 per cent).
Committed unspent balance of last financial year amounting to Rs. 51.65 crores will also be available for use thus making availability of Rs. 315 crores for execution of various plans under NRHM in the state.
NRHM was launched in Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2005 with special thrust on rejuvenating the health system in the State.
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