Dainik Jagran, Bhopal, January 12, 2007
State has various schemes to promote safe motherhood but to implement thoose, state suffers with shortage of medical doctors. In order to compensate the same state's health department had announced a scheme of ‘contract doctors’ wherein they are paid Rupees eighteen thousand as monthly salary and Rupees ten thousand as an incentive. But still health department is unable to recruit many.
Condition at the primary health centres and community health centres near the state capital is pathetic, what does one say about health centers, in far flung areas of the state which is widely spread. Media report in Dainik Jagran quotes example of community health centre Berasia wherein medical doctor was recruited more than a year back but with hardly any facility medical doctor could not do much and was on leave for most of the period, finally was removed. Issues like no operation centre, poor infrastructure, impacts heavily on the state run schemes.
adapted from hindi news in dainik jagran, bhopal edition, page 2