New Delhi: March 25, 2011
Severely criticising the Manmohan Singh Government's flagship programme, the National Rural Health Mission, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has said it is a “fiasco”. In its report tabled in Parliament, the Committee said it found that health centres were being used as “godowns for storage of foodgrains and cowdung”. “A large number of sub-centres, primary health centres and community health centres are located in sub-standard environment such as garbage dumps, cattle sheds and stagnant waterbodies, and functioning in unhygienic conditions,” it noted. Besides, these centres lack water supply and storage tanks, facilities for disposal of sewage and bio-medical waste and separate utilities for men and women.
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