Sex Ratio In The Uttarakhand State
Dehradun Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed the departmental works, under the priority schemes of the union government, being undertaken by the Medical Health, Family Welfare, Women’s Empowerment & Child Welfare Department at secretariat here on Wednesday. The Chief Minister said that special efforts are required to maintain a balance in the sex ratio in the state. He directed all the District Magistrates to run a comprehensive awareness campaign to ensure balance in the sex ratio in the state. He said that sex ratio figures at the Health Department hospitals and Aanganwari Centres should be cross matched for getting a true picture. He said that effective action plan should be prepared. He said that wherever at the time of birth, a big difference is being reflected in the number of boys and girls, the respective District Magistrate should verify the figures and take necessary steps. He said that for a proper balance in the sex ratio, the Health, Education, Women and Child Development Department should run an awareness campaign with proper coordination. He said that monitoring should be done by installing the tracking system in the Ultrasound Machines of the private hospitals. He issued orders for ensuring the provision of the tracking system in all ultrasound machines within three months. He further said that boards displaying ‘Gudda Guddi’ should be put up at all the hospitals. He also said that without having prescription slip from a competent doctors, strict action should be taken on the sale of the contraceptive pills. He said that there is need to encourage institutional delivery. The Chief Minister said that for ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Scheme, preparations should be done in time. He said that on August 15, 2018, this schemes has to be launched in the state.
The Chief Minister issued instructions to all the CMOs to visit the CHC and PHC of their respective districts at regular interval to take stock of the facilities being provided and also submit a monthly report. He said that the ACR of the personnel would be registered on the basis of the performance. The Chief Minister said that in wake of the fact that the number of the pilgrims for the ‘Char Dham Yatra’ are increasing speedily, proper facilities must be ensured at all four Dhams and on the Yatra route. He said that for the rainy season related diseases, awareness programmes should be started from now only. He also said that places should be identified for the 111 new ambulances coming soon for the emergency service. The Chief Minister said that as per the category of the hospitals, availability of minimum required equipment should be ensured. He said that in the government hospitals, it should be mandatory to prescribe generic medicine only. He said that works should be done keeping in mind the targets of the Government Vision 2020. He said that by 2020, the government has fixed the target to bring the mother mortality rate down by 100 per lakh, the child mortality rate down by 30 per one thousand and child below age of 5 years mortality rate down by 36 per one thousand.
Principal Secretary Radha Raturi said that ‘Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana’ is doing well than average. She said that in the Yojna, the permissions can be further speeded up. Pregnant women must be registered. She said that in the ‘Nanda Gaura Yojana’, work has to be done by having more coordination between the Women and Child Development Department and Education Department. She said that nutritious diet energy to be given to the malnourished children would now be given at Aanganwari Centres to all the children. For this, there is need for having better coordination between ICDS, Rural Development and Women Self Help Groups. It was also informed that apart from Uttarkashi, Tehri, Udham Singh Nagar and Almora, all the districts have sent the action plan for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ to the union government.
Secretary, Health, Nitesh Jha said that against the sanctioned posts of 2716 doctors, as many as 2266 doctors are working. Online registration in 43 hospitals has been started. Tele Radiology facility has been started in 35 hospitals. He said that apart from providing health facilities in the remote areas using Information Technology, the functioning of the department is being improved with facilities like Telemedicine, E-Medicine and E-Blood bank. In the meeting, Amit Singh Negi, Ranjit Sinha, Mission director NHM Yugal Kishore Pant, Director General Health Archana Srivastava and other officers of the Health Department were present.