Bhopal, June 21:The action plan of the state government for running national health programmes during the year 2008-09 has been approved by the Union government. This means that doctors would get increased emoluments while decks would be cleared for expansion of health services. The State Health Committee has put its seal on these decisions.
The state government had prepared an action plant for effective implementation of Union government’s various health schemes including National Rural Health Mission, Reproductive and Child Health etc. The provisions incorporated in this action plan are going to turn a boon for doctors as well as health services.
These decisions were cleared by the State Health Committee’s executive committee at its third meeting recently. Now doctors posted in difficult areas would be given about Rs ten thousand per month as special allowance. Its benefit would be cornered by expert doctors and post-graduate health officers posted as CMOC’s in difficult terrains. Besides, Rs 5000 per month allowance would also be given by doctors posted at primary health centres in these areas.
Another benefit to some doctors would be their appointment as BMOC’s at primary health centres under R.C.H. This benefit would be given to contractual doctors whose emoluments would be increased from Rs 15000 per month to Rs 20000. Similarly, emoluments of CMOC and BMOC nurses have also been raised from Rs 7500 to Rs 8000 per month. They would also get Rs 100 per month as house rent allowance.
Incentive money to the tune of Rs 200 would be given to each doctor on safe delivery. Importantly, if a private doctors works in the field of mother and child welfare, he would be given Rs 1000 per day honorarium and vehicle allowance at the rate of Rs five per kilometre. Similarly, Rs 2000 would be given per day to a doctors who renders his services in caesarian surgery in CMOC institutions and Rs five per kilometre as vehicle allowance. Besides, the honorarium of doctors under Maternal Health Training Programmes has also been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500 per day.