MADHYA PRADESH has topped in implementation of the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programmes with the second joint review mission giving ten out of ten to the State for credible implementation. State Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi informed this.
In a press release issued by the government here on Friday, the Health Minister mentioned that during a meeting held earlier this month, the second joint review mission put Madhya Pradesh on the top of the list of states that implemented the RCH programme well.
Principal Secretary of Health M M Upadhyaya led the team from MP at the meeting. The team presented a report on the implementation of the health programme.
Following this, the mission reviewed the programme on various points and gave first place to the State. The points of review included 24-hour childbirth facilities at primary health centers and minimum 10 deliveries per month, efficiency and training of the district programme management units, development of district work plans, availability of ANMs and utility of funds available.
The State was put in grade-A and given ten out of ten in the review. Two other states––Orissa and Tripura––have also received grade A. Six states were given grade B, four states grade C and five states grade D.
The Health Minister informed that the joint review mission has representatives of United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA), European Commission, World Bank, World Health Organisation, UNICEF and DFID. The members of the mission had recently toured the State and inspected the implementation of the RCH programme in four districts––Bhopal, Raisen, Sehore and Hoshangabad.