Pune: Rs 2,270 Crore Sanctioned By Centre For Health Facilities To State

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Pune, 27th May 2023: In the Financial year 2022 to 2024, for Maharashtra, there will be an increase in the number of public healthcare, health sector specialists, medical officers, and nursing staff. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved a supplementary fund of Rs 2,270 crore for the state of Maharashtra for the financial year 2022-23 and a total of Rs 1618.54 crore for the financial year 2023-24 under the National Health Mission Mission Program Implementation Plan.

The Union Health Ministry has sanctioned additional new posts for Public Health Specialists, Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, and other employees in Maharashtra under the National Health Mission to strengthen the healthcare system.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharti Pawar has given information in the said regard. For this, the state submitted a PIP for the year 2022 to 2024 to the Union Health Ministry.

Several new posts have also been recommended under the National Urban Health Mission for providing primary health care and affordable health care for the public. The primary responsibility for ensuring the wages of human healthcare professionals, including contractual staff, lies with the respective State/UT Governments, including Maharashtra.

For this, the Government of India provides financial and technical assistance under the National Health Mission (NHM). Assistance is provided under NHM for the provision of various free health services, related to major diseases like Maternal Health, Child Health, Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Universal Immunization Programs, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Dengue, and Leprosy.

Other NHM assisted programs include Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), implementation of free medicines and free diagnostic services initiatives, Mobile Medical Units (MMU), tele consultation services, ambulance services, PM National Dialysis Programme, and implementation of National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) in all public health facilities in all states/UTs including Maharashtra.


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