100 more NRHM posts to cater to health care in urban slums
The minister said the idea behind these health posts is to take health facilities to the doorsteps of the urban poor, especially the mothers and children, who have to go to district hospitals even for the basic health care. Hasan also promised that though the medicine budget for each of these urban health posts is only Rs 10,000 funded by the Government of India through NRHM, the state government will fund any additional medicine requirements of these posts, whatever the cost. He said that the state government will ensure that there is no scarcity of medicine at the urban health posts.
Hasan alleged that the 118 similar health posts opened during the last Samajwadi Party government was closed down by the last BSP government. He also said that the party manifesto had promised free healthcare to all and the urban health posts are a step towards the fulfilment of the promise.
UP already has 131 functional urban health posts, which were established under National Rural Health Mission in the past four years. However, in the last two years, there were no urban health posts created in the state.
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