'Health centre posts will be filled in phased manner'

Health officers must visit each PHC at least once in a month: Khader

'Health centre posts will be filled in phased manner'

Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader has promised that vacant posts of health centres in various places in the State will be filled in a phased manner within three years. He was answering a query of a member during the Mangalore Taluk Panchayat review meeting here, on Tuesday.

He said that Taluk Health Officers must visit each primary health centre (PHC), at least once in a month. They have to give prior information about the visit to zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat members. If there are any problems, they have to solve them first and develop the centres. 

Students’ health check-up is going on in every school of Mangalore taluk. Students get free health treatment if they have health cards. Teachers should create awareness about the issue, he said.

As there is a demand for a sophisticated building to Mangalore taluk panchayat, the new building construction process will be commenced in the presence of District-in-Charge Minister, soon. Honorarium of taluk panchayat members will also be hiked.

To discuss on various demands including free health insurance to the government employees under Arogya Sanjeevini scheme, Khader said that he, along with a committee would meet Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil soon.

‘Dispose pending files’

Taluk panchayat members demanded that the files which are related to the taluk, pending in Assistant Commissioner’s office should be disposed at the earliest. They said that revenue adalat, which is being conducted in all other taluks should be conducted in Mangalore also. Tahsildar Mohan Rao said that two revenue adalats were conducted. Revenue adalats will be organised in both taluks till next March on every Fridays.

Meanwhile, TP Prakash alleged that in Assistant Commissioner’s office around 3,000 files are waiting for disposal. As they are related to Revenue department, people are facing problems, he said. 

U T Khader advised taluk panchayat members to focus on the problems of homeless people of rural areas. Members should prepare a list of needy people with their details. They should collect information about the available government land in the village and submit it to zilla panchayat and the state government, he said.

Earlier, Member Dhanyavati said that though there was a workshop for the women members of zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat on rural development at Mysore, between August 12 and 14, and though the TP President had received letters in this regard, it was not informed to the members. However, the Minister suggested to discuss on more serious issues.

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