LUCKNOW: Only 21 persons, including seven doctors and a couple of bureaucrats, are running the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh. The number is shocking since UP gets the biggest share of funds allocated for the mega health programme.
Compared to this, Tamil Nadu, whose budget is 25% of UP's allocation, has engaged more than 170 persons for NRHM. Even Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar have hired more people as compared to UP. Highlighting the acute shortage of workforce in NRHM's State Programme Management Unit (SPMU), UP government has sought permission from Union health and family welfare ministry to recruit more people. In the letter written to the ministry, the government has asked permission and subsequent allocations to hire at least 100 persons for technical responsibilities particularly relating to construction, designing, planning information education communication (IEC) campaigns and consultants. Read more
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