ICU’s for newborn to be strengthened, Rs. 90 crore to be transferred to state health committee’s accountBhopal: June 25:The share of state government under two national health programmes amounting to Rs. 90 crore is being transferred to the account of the State Health Committee. With intentions of the state government clear with regard to metamorphosis of government hospitals, the proposals coming before the committee are being cleared speedily.
Construction of medicine store cum chief medical officer’s office building has been undertaken in 21 districts. The amount to be provided for each building has been increased from Rs. 68 lakh to Rs. 69 lakh 17 thousand for arrangement of necessary equipments.
A sum of Rs. 17 crore 50 lakh has been sanctioned to give a new look to 15 community health centre level institutions, upgradation of two district hospitals and construction of maternity wards in six other district hospitals. The work would be carried out in a phased manner and efforts are on to mobilize funds from other sources as well.
The committee has accorded sanction for creation of new posts to strengthen the intensive care units for the newborn. These appointments would be made on contract basis. Consent has been given to appoint support staff as per requirement. The committee also gave consent to continue the posts already sanctioned for National Rural Health Mission and Reproductive Child Health Programme.
The committee is keen on ensuring proper implementation of the works. Headed by the Chief Secretary the committee comprises two Additional Chief Secretaries, three Principal Secretaries, three Secretaries, Commissioner Health, four Directors and as many Joint Directors of health department as members. Senior officers of the finance department are also members of the committee to ensure arrangement of funds as and when required.
The works sanctioned by the committee are being carried out under strict administrative and financial control. The committee has agreed to transfer Rs. 90 crore from departmental head to the account of State Health Committee as state government’s 15 percent share in R.C.H. and N.R.H.M.