Jammu: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat informed the House that the PHC Rohama is being developed as model Health Centre with maternity and child healthcare services.
He said a proposal has been submitted to the Planning and Monitoring Department, adding that the demand for up-gradation of PHC Rohama as Sub-District Hospital was also projected by the MLA Rafiabad during the review meeting of District Development Board. The Minister was replying to a Question by Yawar Ahmed Mir in the House.
Asgar Ali Karbalai, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Usman Abdul Majeed, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Pawan Gupta, Daleep Parihar, Abdul Majeed Padar, B.A Dar raised supplementary questions and called for up-gradation of health services and filling up of all vacant posts of doctors and para-medics in the health centres falling in their areas.
Meanwhile, replying to a question by Kamal Verma, the Health Minister informed the House that the Public Health Centre Arnia does not qualify for up-gradation to the level of Sub-District Hospital.
He said against a population of 120000 souls for plain areas and 80000 for hilly areas as prescribed under Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) norms for up-gradation, Arnia has only a population of 70515 souls.
Javaid Rana, Mian Altaf and Nawang Rigzin Jora raised supplementary questions with regard to up-gradation of health facilities and institutions in their respective constituencies.