Believe it or not: Rs 1400/- granted to pregnant mothers under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). But…..

Foolish governance! 

T. Majhi is a smart, young graduate who is active in the local panchayat at Lanjigarh Road. He, and a few other young men and women are focused on improving health conditions in remote, cut-off villages of this panchayat.

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When I was chatting with them, they told me an interesting story about an allowance apparently available to pregnant women in rural areas. It all started with a noble motive, i.e. to ensure that rural women have a safe delivery, and to improve survival rates of the mother and infant. For this, the NRHM offers a Rs 1400/- incentive to each mother who goes to a formal hospital for delivery.

 

But, guess what?

 

In reality, the mothers in this district get only Rs 500-600/-.The balance 60% is

gobbled up a whole bunch of other  people…doctors, hospital staff, administration.

 

Did we hear someone say that India lacks funds for development efforts?

One Response to “Believe it or not: Rs 1400/- granted to pregnant mothers under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). But…..”

  1. trz Says:

    Nice Article. Keep up The Good work.
    Thanks for the information!!

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