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The government must establish a department of public health soon -Sujatha Rao

tal for it to be under the direct supervision of the Directorate General of Health Services for speedy implementation. The programme was scaled up, but lost its momentum with its integration with the National Rural Health Mission in 2005, which accorded a higher priority to reproductive and child health. Infectious disease-control programmes, including TB, fell in importance, resulting in the annual TB incidence remaining stagnant at 2.8 million, with

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Promises alone cannot improve people's health; government should know that -Kundan Pandey

t five per cent when adjusted for inflation and there was similar marginal increase in 2017-18 budget too, the report says. Despite government’s claims on health, the budget received for the National Rural Health Mission and the expenditure thereunder was only about 40 per cent of what was envisaged for full revitalisation of the NRHM framework. In the last budget, government has slashed budget of crucial programmes, including the Reproduc

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Union Budget 2018: Poor diagnosis, wrong medicine -Sourindra Mohan Ghosh & Imrana Qadeer

t hospitals were reduced by 14.5 per cent in real terms, compared to last year. The requirements of primary healthcare, particularly for rural areas, have been completely ignored. The share of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in total health expenditure has fallen from 52 per cent in 2015-16 to 44 per cent this year. Its funds were cut even in nominal terms by almost Rs 1,200 crore. Within the NRHM, cuts were quite drastic for reproductive

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Why the Indian patient is caught between the devil and the deep sea -Sanjay Kumar and Pranav Gupta

e earlier NSSO round shows that the proportion of patients using public facilities has increased only marginally in rural areas despite the expansion in rural public health facilities financed by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) over the past decade. Those who do visit public hospitals often do so out of compulsion. A 2013 survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) showed that 47% of the people who visit a p

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Nutrition centres draw in tribal mothers to provide better diet for kids in Odisha

-The New Indian Express JEYPORE (Odisha): Awareness on safe childhood under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)  of the State Government is gaining ground in tribal areas, with mothers rushing to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) for providing a healthy diet to their children. About 120 children suffering from malnutrition are brought to the NRCs every month, said sources. According to sources, the Health & Family Welfare De

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Long Way to Go

n have used public facilities for deliveries—52% as compared to 18%. This shows that more women will use public facilities, instead of private, if they are available. There is no doubt that the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), despite their shortcomings, contributed to this expansion and shift. These positives apart, the NFHS-4 also highlights a number of areas, both old and new, where concerted action is

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Janani Suraksha Yojana pays dividends: Study -Samarth Bansal

st conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care. The JSY was launched in 2005 as part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to improve maternal and neonatal health by promotion of institutional deliveries (childbirth in hospitals). According to a working paper by Ruchi Jain (NCAER), Sonalde Desai (NCAER, University of Maryland) and Reeve

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Physician, heal thyself: How graft afflicted NRHM in UP -Devesh K Pandey

ief medical officers of 72 districts colluded with politicians and contractors in swindling funds meant for poor patients; the CBI has filed 82 cases so far Investigations into the Rs. 9,000-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh have led to the arrest of 149 persons, with the Central Bureau of Investigation arraigning 350 people as accused in 82 cases of corruption, cheating, forgery and conspiracy registered so far. T

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Panchayati Raj Ministry: A downgrade for democracy -Mani Shankar Aiyar

g Industries and the Ministry of Textiles. “Family welfare” (entry 24) and “health, including hospitals, primary health centres and dispensaries” (entry 23) are part of the National Rural Health Mission run by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; while the massive Integrated Child Development Services programme falls under “women and child development” (entry 25) that is run by the Ministry of the same name

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