FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, March 4: Recognizing the valuable services rendered by the ASHA workers, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul on Thursday announced regular pay of Rs 3000 per month, instead of the earlier system of piece meal payment.
The chief minister appreciated the role of ASHA workers and termed them as the backbone of government health services.
In addition to the enhanced student’s stipend being released on monthly basis including that of MBBS students, BSC nursing, GNM and ANM, the chief minister enhanced the stipends for BDS students making it equivalent to MBBS, reports CMMC.
He also announced to enhance the BHMS, BAMS (AYUSH) stipends to 1400 per month with book grant of Rs 5000 per annum.
On similar lines, the B Pharma students would get monthly stipend of Rs. 1400 with book grant of Rs 3000 per annum, the report said.
Gearing up to make health delivery system effective and result oriented, Pul unveiled a series of comprehensive measures.
“Just like the ray of the sun reaches all, government policies and programmes should reach to the last needy person,” he said while announcing his action plans during a meeting with the officials of the state health & family welfare department in his conference hall.
Preparing a realistic and comprehensive plan for health sector to achieve effective health delivery system, the chief minister said services in hospitals should strictly adhere to the prescribed norms and guidelines set by the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS), with compulsory blood bank for all district hospitals, diagnostic machines, testing equipment with technicians and laboratory assistants. Sufficient medicines would be made available for all the hospitals, he said.
He stressed on having uniform facilities for all the health centres irrespective of its location. The chief minister said ratiolization of man power will be strictly implemented, and will be augmented by providing adequate manpower.
Apart from specialists, GDMO and para medical staffs, new posts would be created for cook, sanitary assistants and ministerial staffs to fill up the shortages, he disclosed.
He said uniform would be provided for stretcher puller, cook and sanitary assistants.
Further the chief minister announced that six zol hospitals in the state would be made functiol by this year.