Shortage of allopathic doctors and specialists in rural areas does not affect the provisioning of health care in remote and inaccessible rural areas.
The vacancy position of staff at Sub Centres, Primary Health Centers [PHCs] and Community Health Centers [CHCs] across the country as per Rural Health Statistics in India, 2011 is as under:
|S.No.||Name of Post||Name of Health Centre||Sanctioned||Vacant|
|4||Health Assistants[Female] / LHV||PHCs||23182||7870|
|6||Lab. Technicians||PHC &CHCs||16153||3525|
|7||Nursing Staff||PHC &CHCs||63325||13217|
|8||Health Worker [Female]/ANM||SC &PHC||177103||8835|
No such observation of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has come to the notice of the Ministry of Health & FW in the recent past. Public Health is a state subject. Financial support is provided to States under National Rural Health Mission [NRHM] to strengthen the health system based on the requirements proposed by the States in their annual Programme Implementation Plans. The implementation of the approved plans is monitored by respective State/District Health Societies. Review at the national level is done through quarterly reports on physical and financial progress of approved activities.
This information was given in written reply by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Lok Sabha today.