The Bihar government on Saturday warned that NGOs would be blacklisted if they failed to provide health services to people on time.
"We will not tolerate any lapse on the part of any NGO engaged in reaching health services to the people on time and will not hesitate to blacklist them if they are found to be guilty," Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey told reporters.
On non-payment of mandates by one of the NGOs for training over 80,000 Asha workers, he said, since the NGO failed to properly train the Asha workers, his department had withheld disbursal of payment to it.
There are some NGOs which have also failed to make payment for training to Asha workers despite allocation of funds, he said.
"We are looking into complaints against such organisations and will take appropriate legal action at an appropriate time," he said.
To another question, the minister said the state government was irrevocably committed to bring about a drastic change in the work culture of doctors and employees of the hospitals in the state.