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As Rs 9,000 Crore RCH Funds Lie Idle, Mothers And Babies Pay The Price

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| July 21 , 2017 , 17:49 IST

A key sub-component of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) came under the scanner of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) which in a report noted that Rs 9,500 crore lay idle with state health societies while basic facilities such as labour rooms and critical medicines were unavailable.

The RCH programme was launched with a goal of improving infant mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio as a part of the NRHM which had been initiated in April 2005 as a flagship social sector scheme to provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to the rural population.

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The CAG conducted a survey of about 2,400 sub-centres, primary health centres, community health centres and district hospitals across the country. The results showed the facilities to have unhygienic environments, poor accessibility, non-functional labour rooms, and lack of electricity and water supplies.

Despite there being around 430 pieces of advanced equipment such as ultrasound machines and x-ray equipments worth Rs 30 crore available across seven states, the machines lay unused due to lack of doctors.

As a result, the main target beneficiaries, the rural mothers and babies, continue to suffer without proper medicines and facilities despite there being sufficient funds.

The CAG submitted the report to the Parliament on Friday.

Roopesh

Claiming an government sanctioned or to be claimed from the treasury, is not a easy task, the staff involved has to follow lots of steps and by the time everything is ready. Change/ Transfer of the head of the department- the new comer doubts every single files to be processed. Sothat he doesnt lose his job, Govt office most official wanting commission from the amount -say pocket money. There are gentlemen in government office who handle things very neatly so that the said amount is being used for rightful deed. This is our country you want a work to be done, you'll have to pay guru dakshina. At the End of the day- Poor suffer - The document to be attached for applying for certain govt scheme will make them mad, running around every single office just to set papers for the facilities. People give up, lots of formalities to be completed for the said facilities. Govt just shows of in paper say we have sanctioned 10000crores. How much people have used nobody wants to.know, Never bothered its just a waste of time, following up certain things, after all its our countrymen, what better you can expect.

Roopesh

Claiming an government sanctioned or to be claimed from the treasury, is not a easy task, the staff involved has to follow lots of steps and by the time everything is ready. Change/ Transfer of the head of the department- the new comer doubts every single files to be processed. Sothat he doesnt lose his job, Govt office most official wanting commission from the amount -say pocket money. There are gentlemen in government office who handle things very neatly so that the said amount is being used for rightful deed. This is our country you want a work to be done, you'll have to pay guru dakshina. At the End of the day- Poor suffer - The document to be attached for applying for certain govt scheme will make them mad, running around every single office just to set papers for the facilities. People give up, lots of formalities to be completed for the said facilities. Govt just shows of in paper say we have sanctioned 10000crores. How much people have used nobody wants to.know, Never bothered its just a waste of time, following up certain things, after all its our countrymen, what better you can expect.