JK receive Rs 211 crore under NRHM

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Srinagar, Sep 15: Jammu and Kashmir state enlisted in the 18 high focused states of the country, has received Rs 211 crore under the centrally sponsored National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Out of this Rs 71 crore have been booked by March this year, an official spokesman said today.

He said under the Mission, 19 District Health Societies, 477 Rogi Kalyan Samitis, 6745 village Health and Sanitation Centers and 48 Programme Managements Support Units have been set up across the State.

For linking communities with health care system nearly 10,000 ASHA workers have been engaged one each for a population of 1000 souls in the state who have been paid Rs 2.60 crore honorarium.

Under the Mission 25 programme officers have been imparted training in NRHM while 44 others have been trained in specialized skill.

Besides, 14 districts hospitals and 8 Sub District Hospitals are being upgraded for which Rs 20 crore have been released, he said.

For active implementation of the programme, 85 Primary Health Centres (PHC) have been made functional for 24 hours service and 24 Community Health Centres (CHC) upgraded to Indian Public Health standard. More 45 CHCs are being upgraded soon.


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