Lucknow: June 27, 2011
The main reason behind the killings of health department officials in Uttar Pradesh is National Rural Health Mission funds and mafia elements eying their share in them. Although it came to light only after two CMOs were killed and Rahul Gandhi filed an RTI application seeking details of the expenditure, NRHM has been a hunting ground since long. For Lucknow, a sum of Rs 30 crore has been earmarked while the Budget for the entire state is Rs 3,300 crore this year. At the district level, about 40% funds are to be spent including paying honorarium for Janani Suraksha Yojana, while another 30% will go into paying salaries of contractual staff.
Health News Update