The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI), a non-profit organisation propagating disease management concept and tools in the country, has urged the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the central government to reconsider its recommendations for scrapping of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) as the NRHM has made an impact on the lives of the rural population in the country.
The DMAI suggestion in this regard was put forth by the DMAI president and director Rajendra Pratap Gupta in a letter addressed to PAC chairman Dr Murli Manohar Joshi recently.
The NRHM was launched in the country on April 12, 2005 for a period of seven years i.e. from 2005 to 2012 for providing integrated comprehensive primary health care services, specially to the poor and vulnerable sections of the society. It means that NRHM will get expired by 2012. However, seeing its impact on the rural population, the government is thinking of a possible extension for another five years. In this regard the government had asked PAC to review the NRHM. However, in its reports the PAC has recommended on scrapping the NRHM scheme.
However Gupta suggested, “NRHM is a very useful programme and has been successful in having its presence felt even in the remote parts of the country. However, there are many radical administrative and operational changes needed to be made in the present format of NRHM.”
He suggested that with proper administrative and operational tactic, this programme certainly will have the power to create desired impact in the rural health scene. In his recommendations to the planning commission on the changes needed in NRHM for the 12th five year plan, Gupta suggested that technology must be leveraged in NRHM for accountability, transparency and telehealth and that 12th five year plan must consider opportunities to digitise NRHM in all spheres of its implementation.
He said, “There are many important changes that needs to be undertaken in the NRHM, but of all changes the first and foremost change should be to improve the quality of medicines that is being supplied at the NRHM centres. Secondly, minor surgeries are not allowed in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) as of now. This should be changed and the government must allow minor surgeries in the PHCs as it would help reduce a lot for hassles for the villagers and bring revenue for the government as well.”
Other issue that he had highlighted in the letter was on the inadequate fund flow on time which could lead to corruption among the people working at the lowest level in PHC and sub centres.
“I have met people who were not paid salary for months, and also discovered the fact that the funds that were supposed to be sent for 2010 were received by the centres in mid January 2011. Such delays must be stopped with immediate effect as this clearly will encourage and lead to corruption as people drawing a monthly salary of Rs.5000-8000 won’t be able to sustain their family without salary for months. Either they will resort to bribing, selling the government supplies or starts absconding and working for employers in parallel. Thus I suggest that the fund meant for a sub centre or PHC must be transferred in advance for the quarter if not half yearly,” Gupta points out.
He put special stress on telehealth adoption goals for NRHM and other healthcare projects, as setting up and manning the physical infrastructure with qualified professionals at remote places is nonviable. To stress the importance of telehealth adoption in the country the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) is organising a three-day conference Telemedicon’ 11 in Mumbai from November 11 to 13. TSI is completely dedicated to the promotion of telehealth in India and is being organised at a time when there is a big push from the government and private players in the field of telehealth in India.
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
50 thoughts on “DMAI wants the government to extend the NRHM till 2017 with radical operational changes”
NRHM scheme should be extended & more emphasis should be given to AYUSH units………….
Hye,im salim,pharmacist School Health Programm.As v all know that S.H.P.Is workes with transparance as well as hard work particularly in rural area where no vehicle goes but our team reach that area in only.8000/rs.Our demand is as Mr.Gupta says N.R.H.M.Should b extended till 2017,S.H.P.Should be Permanant purely from next year.. . . . . . . . Thanks. . . . . . Shaikh m.Salim pharmacist .S.H.P. R.H.Pathri.Dist.Parbhani(M.S.)cell.09960094742.. . . . . Plz.Call me
hi.myself kale p.b working as a pharmacist s h p in sdh karjat maharastra.the services which we provide to student is more necesary for their good heath.Although the whole s h p team payment nt so good but the work they do is outstanding.and we spend important years of the life in s h p.so plz give continuation.hi.myself kale p.b working as a pharmacist s h p in sdh karjat maharastra.the services which we provide to student is more necesary for their good heath.Although the whole s h p team payment nt so good but the work they do is outstanding.and we spend important years of the life in s h p.so plz give continuation.
Kale p.b pharmacist
If NRHM increases their period only for 5 yrs it will be harmfull to person who is working there,because after 5 yrs many perso will lose their govt job age..so if NRHM ends at 2017.then those person will do what?
Respt.sir..i am pharmacy officer in shp in buldana dist..we worked till today in shp is definately remarkable.but the salary given by govt.is so less either we havent know about our job future..i get salary 8100 inr..think please,how can manage the person wife,childs,old parents in this? so please sir,think about our condition with loyal heart..m..thanx!
I am a pharmacist working at SHP Shrigonda.Govt.should take favourable decision about salary structure.I am getting just 8000/-Rs per month where regular pharmacists are geting 3 times more than me.How can i manage my family expenses in this very few salary.People working on the same post and same job having different salary .This is not fair.It means purposfully govt.trying to dominate and ignore the contractual people.Even then why govt.expect the more results from us.We are doing our best always then to govt.has made a big differance.Please take decision about us.Thank you.
i have a question please..if in the end of nrhm programme,either in 2012 or 2017 then what would be future of whole nrhm people?they would dismisse or contine? please,make the future sir..dont spoil the future..can we expect hopes from govt?
I Agree with Ganesh shide please do the same for NRHM People because they spend their life in NRHM. after 2012 or 2017 what will NRHM employees Feature what their carrier,Life & Family. we expect good decision from Govt………………
nrhm should be extended up 2017
nrhm should be extended
is any solution of contract worker after NRHM end. Central Govt. may direct to state govt. on some parameters for regularization of contract staff working hard to achieve the goal of NRHM.
It is not matter wether NRHM extended or held after2017 but as per me we the nrhm family with young n zeal to the work providing lots of service n helping to the rural people n rightly reduced child n mother dead ratio as well as increasing opd patient and institutional delivery and also succeeded somhow family planning as compare to before nrhm but what hapend to these villagers when nrhm held after 2017.
Abpm nrhm assam
The nrhm programme should not be stopped.it is a tremendous mission to reach heart of poor people.i have a question will teh mphw male under nvbdcp be terminated in 2012?
Hi i am abdul rauoof working as lab.technician under nrhm j&k i request central health ministry for regularization of nrhm staff bcoz many officails losing there age bar
sir, i am prashant jamdade working lab. tech. in maharashtra under nrhm. we all of nrhm employees request for regularization. we working hardly, so please sir
think about all nrhm people.
NRHM has achieved a great height in UP,RI has reached 80%,people r benefitted.sout should be extended
NRHM Should be extend to make healthier and happier india.
i am mahesh k block programme manager under nrhm so plz regularise nrhm staffs and save our life,, all nrhm staff faith ful to ministry of health and family welfare govt..
Dear Sir,I am a mphw(m)under nvbdcp 0f district angul,state-odisha wants to know about my future in this service,we also can’t get our salary monthly.It becomes so hard to duty in 150kms away from home of the salary Rs6000-per month.whether it grow or not.we want to know this beacause I can’t want to spend time in this job,it will lost carrier many young students.I request to the centre govt.&state govt. please not to do this.please give my answer via email.
rout on April 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM said:
Dear Sir,I am a mphw(m)under nvbdcp 0f district kandhamal state-odisha & my qualification is d.phama& b.pharma,wants to know about my future in this service,we also can’t get our salary monthly.It becomes so hard to duty in 150kms away from home of the salary Rs6000-per month.whether it grow or not.we want to know this beacause I can’t want to spend time in this job,it will lost carrier many young students.I request to the centre govt.&state govt. please not to do this.please give my answer vi
Ya u r right brother. I m also working as a mphw(m) under nvbdcp at gajapati dist. I also getting tension due 2 dis job. If it wil b regular then i wil feel happy. Contact me 9692972317
Fund flow of NRHM from top to bottom should reach in time. Responsible person should have adequate authority for the better implementation of programmes at lower level. Present salary structre of non technical employee is not satisfactory.
i am Pharmacist. just seriously we r focus on changes the first and foremost change should be to improve the quality of medicines that is being supplied at the NRHM centres. and also improve the salary should be given & extend 2017… thanx sir.
thanks Mukesh for highlighting the same . I have made the same recommendations on the invite of the planning commission . WIth best regards Rajendra
Plz Give us the Salary details of all NRHM Employee in maharashtra. Cader wise
Plz it is so urgent……………………….
i am ishwar shivade, i am work as shipur s.h.p team. as a pharmacist.
my salary detail -8400
my cell no.9922230533
after 2017 what will happen , poor people need Nrhm ,make it continue .
i im working as data cum A/C asistent chc level under nrhm we want all nrhm employe gov.t should tacke serious stem nrhm employe feture
tariq mohd aligarh up
Hey, I m Srikanta Dharua.MPHW(m), CHC-GHASIAN,Balangir District.,,
I m working since 2006, and till we are not regularise. we work hard in the field. we tour vilage to village and also participate all the programme that are consist of Health Deparment of Odisha.We are the field staff, government should give importance to field staff. because field level work very important.
i am mr ishwar shivade . work in pharmacist shp at shirpur dist dhule,and my salary 8000 per month…….and my joing date- 1.july 2011.
my cell no.9922230533
regularisation of mphw(m) under nvbdcp
most esteemed sir sir i m mphw(m) under nvbdcp.sir when will be regularise us.i m’t understanding yet what is our future.
sir we r not getting any training as a mphw(m) under nvbdcp.and give a brief of our salary.
sir whats the works of a mphw(m) under nvbdcp
What is the future of MPHW(M) under NVBDCP??? Have we spoiled our life in this job??? PLZ. Reply me in my e_mail or 9777388381
respected sir,I am working since last 4 yrs under mhu,chc bantala as pharmacist.can i know as like state contractual whether the mhu pharmacist to be regular after completion of 6 year.
heloo sir myself mrutyunjaya working as a mphw male under nvbdcp in balasore district i want to know whether the hw post will be regularize or not plz plz plz plz plz tell me its urgent
heloo sir myself mrutyunjaya working as a mphw male under nvbdcp in balasore district i want to know whether the hw post will be regularize or not plz plz plz plz plz tell me its urgent .
NHM is a good project..but salery is very low…salery is not good enough for a family,..
Respected sir,i m a pharmacist workng in a reverine p.h.c of a flood affected area ,lakhimpur district of assam,in my place no curent,even so bad that drinking water taking is only a dream.paper or other network ,i think not posible in this era/transportation a big zero.i thnk i m nt helpng the poor people,bt dedicatng it.then aftr 2017 what should i do?if not regularised isnt our life’s spoiled.one thng no doctor is there also,appoint but get lost,so plz thnk what should i do nw
nrhm is good. i work as consuiting surgeon at rural hospital. salary doesnot matter 2 me,but when i look at other subordi.nate staff i feel realy sorry about them, wat the attendant, pharmacist,sisters, get in the name of salary is a joke. nrhm employes r realy good workers than permanent staff .at least govt of maharashtra should treat them like human beings they do have children 2 feed them.
i agree with you
I too work in nrhm project as a physiotherapist.many special children’s get their required therapy fulfill.surely its a gud scheme it should be extended in every phc, gh.it should reach every person in need..it has to be extended
bhaiii u r right. m also serving under nvbdcp mpw in nuapada. …bt I think no such future in dis job …so better to leave it
I agreed with all the statements made by all the candidates who raised a question of regularization of NRHM or NHM employee because it is very important to get them regularize because they give their best and what I observed their contribution is far better than regular employees who work as same as they do and they are better or rather more skilled worker than regular staff. There must be equal pay like regular staff gets means same work same pay, so why Indian Govt making them humiliated and harassed…….It is very hard for them to work under such condition when they feel bad about salaries in comparison to regular staff. I would like to know whether in future, NRHM is going to be regularized or not. Please do reply …….. because this matter is very serious.
Thanks and regards
Myself Chikat frm manipur working as a pharmacist,sHp(nrhm)…..extension of d programe or nrhm is quite required n if possible v demand d concern ministry to regularise it…as nw v all knw whre health medical facility is nt affort or available in d rural area…in dis time v nrhm are of great helpful n ve cum serving d needs of people….so i wud lyk d concern 4 the extension increase d pay and if possible to regularise nrhm staff
My misses is working as add anm since 2012 and sub center in charge also on just salary 9020 how we manage our family can I regular after 6 year of service plg call me +917750863335 or email me at email@example.com
Myself a RBSK Pharmacist from Assam.what will b our future after 2017.is there any further continuation NHM .GOVT should think about our future life.
Respected sir,i m a pharmacist workng in a Gurundia p.h.c of a Maw affected area, Sundargarh district of Odisha,in my place no curent,even so bad that drinking water taking is only a dream.paper or other network ,i think not posible in this era/ transportation a big zero. I thnk i m nt helpng the poor people, bt dedicatng it. then aftr 2017 what should i do? if not regularised isnt our life’s spoiled.