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Avoiding doctor-centric health solutions-Sujatha Rao

equires an estimated Rs.10.8 lakh crore against which the Planning Commission has barely allotted 40 per cent during the 12th Plan period. Primary health care is itself underfunded - just meeting the National Rural Health Mission standards needs 3 per cent GDP against which hardly 1 per cent is being allotted. The new government must undertake institutional reform to assign to the different layers of governance their functional responsibilities.

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Heading towards a cliff -Kundan Pandey

fecting these safety net programmes," he told Down To Earth.   N C Saxena, former member secretary of the Planning Commission, elaborates this: NHM, a government plan to merge the National Rural Health Mission with a similar scheme for urban people, failed to take off because of fund crunch. Integrated Child Development Services Scheme still excludes children under three despite the fact that malnutrition sets in at birth. So

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How I&B ministry milked DD, AIR for serials, bulletins on UPA schemes -Archna Shukla

ll of AIR's regional news units had aired 316 "stories" on the government's flagship schemes like MGNREGA, minority and SC welfare, midday meal, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana and National Rural Health Mission among others. It also held 163 "discussion-based" programmes on Aadhar, Food Security Bill, National Skill Development and other such initiatives. AIR's New Delhi headquarters broadcast 126 "success stories&quo

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The health agenda-VR Muraleedharan

ainable health status is the constitutional mandate of every government, be it at the state or Centre. The writer, professor of economics at IIT Madras, served as member, mission steering group, National Rural Health Mission.

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The burden of Congress' ignorance: Why doesn't it take credit for vital statistics?

who die during pregnancy or within 42 days of childbirth/termination of pregnancy per 1,00,000 live births. The UPA spends two-thirds of the budget for its vaunted employment guarantee scheme on the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Apart from other things, the NRHM gives monetary incentives for women to give birth in a hospital instead of at home, and offers know-how and material inputs for family planning, pre- and antenatal nutrition and child

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An inclusive growth policy-Amaresh Dubey and Reeve Vanneman

d to delineate the factors that have led to this, our conjecture is that some of the social sector schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Janani Suraksha Yojana, the National Rural Health Mission et al. may have contributed to this inclusive growth. (Amaresh Dubey is professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Reeve Vanneman is professor at the University of Mary

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Health expense is a major burden on rural citizenry

increase public expenditure on health from the current level of 1.2 percent of GDP to at least 2.5 per cent by the end of the Twelfth Plan, and to at least 3 percent of GDP by 2022. Through the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which was launched in 2005, it was intended to infuse greater public health funding, claims the Government. As a result, share of public health expenditure in total healthcare expenditure rose from 22 percent in 2005

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For an all-party manifesto on health -Vinod Paul and K Srinath Reddy

han a handful of select services under the limited ambit of the existing national programmes. The good and bad news The fundamentals have been laid down in the last few years as part of the National Rural Health Mission. More than 8,00,000 Accredited Social Health Activists workers, 33,000 nurses, 14,000 paramedics, 8,000 doctors and 3,000 specialists have been inducted; over 20,000 facilities have been constructed; and over 20,000 ambulance

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CBI to probe scam in UP rural job scheme

BI within a month from the date of receipt of request to proceed for investigation in pursuance to the judgment. Earlier, the CBI had probed irregularities in another centrally-sponsored scheme, National Rural Health Mission, and had charged the then BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha for corruption and bribery.  

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Government Cuts Plan Spending by Rs 79, 790 Crore

n expenditure for the previous fiscal was Rs 1,07,400 crore. The Plan expenditure is the government spending on social sector schemes such as Bharat Nirman, rural employment guarantee scheme and National Rural Health Mission. Besides, it includes Centre's assistance to various states and Union Territories Plans. Chidambaram has pegged the fiscal deficit for the current fiscal at 4.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and at 4.1 per cen

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