5 Mar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said the government is contemplating to make rural services mandatory for all medicos to improve health facilities in rural areas of the state.
Those medicos who serve in rural areas under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) will get additional points in Public Service Commission (PSC) selection process, he said at a meeting organised to review progress made under NRHM at Civil Secretariat in Jammu last evening.
He stressed on achieving maximum physical and financial targets under NRHM and asked the authorities to conduct a survey for grading districts on basis of achievements.
Abdullah also asked to conduct weekly review of all works under NRHM and to conduct a survey on Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) he said himself will conduct a quarterly review.
He also asked to make health workers more responsible for pre-natal, post-natal care and immunization by extending lucrative incentives.
The Centre would be approached for seeking flexibilities of criteria under various central sponsored schemes like Serve Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), NRHM and others, he said.
Abdullah said the Planning Commission of India is being approached to release at least 50 per cent of allocations under all centrally sponsored schemes in April of every year.