Patna: The state government today
launched a rural health and cleanliness committee (RHCC) at
the panchayat level to take care of health problems.
Under the rural health scheme, the RHCC comprising,
the auxiliary nurse midwife as its member secretary and ward
commissioners of panchayats as members, will spread health
awareness among villagers and provide medical facilities to
them at their doorsteps, state health minister Nand Kishore
Yadav told reporters here.
Each revenue village under a panchayat will get an
annual grant of Rs 10,000 for providing services like
vaccination, cleanliness and medical service, etc in the
villages, he said adding a monitoring mechanism will be put in
place to supervise the functioning of RHCCs.
"There will be structured arrangement in place,
beginning with village to block and district levels, to
provide required medical facilities to sick villagers and even
the expenses of medical check up, medicines and other
specialised treatment will be borne by the state government
from funds under the Centre`s National Rural Health Mission
(NHRM)," the minister said.
Yadav announced a free pathological and radiological
tests of patients in Bihar at all government hospitals
irrespective of their financial condition.