Kaleva Scheme Running On ‘nodal’ And ‘rules And Rules’? – Kaleva scheme running on ‘nodal’ and ‘rules and rules’?

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– Maternity women get pleasure from women’s self-help group in medical institute

Dilip Dave Barmer. Most of the medical institutions of the district are neither contacting the nodal agency under the Kaleva scheme, nor are they complying with the orders given under the MoU and making payments to the Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under the Kaleva scheme.

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This has been the situation for a long time, despite this, attention is not being given to it, while many times work is not given to such SHGs by the Department of Women’s Empowerment, which do not work. If needed, take approval from the Medical Department and the SHG Nodal Agency Women’s Empowerment Department every year for the contract. Under the Kaleva scheme, free arrangements are made for milk, breakfast and two-time meals to the pregnant women admitted in the Government Medical Institute. The responsibility of the above arrangement is with the SHGs subordinate to the Department of Women’s Empowerment, which is confirmed by the department. The said scheme was implemented in 2011, when the Women’s Empowerment Department used to give work to the SHGs and the payment was made through them on behalf of the Medical Department.

In 2013-14, MoU was signed under which the medical department itself started making direct payments to SHGs, but the rule was that every year medical institutions and SHGs would take approval from the women’s empowerment department for the contract. The reason for this was that these SHGs belong to the Department of Women’s Empowerment, the department monitors their work. In such a situation, many times, if the SHGs do not do their prior work, there is a ban on them, which is not known to the medical department. After the imposition of the above rule, most of the SHGs and medical institutions are working together and the payment is being made, whereas the rule is clear that work will be given every year only on the approval of the Women’s Empowerment Department.

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Payment of lakhs, not understanding the need for permission- It is worth mentioning that under the scheme, the amount payable to the maternity admitted in the medical institution is paid at the rate of Rs.99 per day. Hundreds of women are admitted every year during childbirth, which are paid in lakhs. In such a situation, by taking permission, the nodal agency also gets to know about the work of the SHG, then the medical institution also knows whether the concerned SHG is running or not.

134 institutes and only four-five are following the rules- Government Hospital Barmer and Nahata Hospital Balotra are two district hospitals in the district. At the same time, there are 29 community health centres. There are 103 primary health centers. Out of these, only one or two centers including two government hospitals, Kalyanpur, Gadrarod are seeking approval from the nodal agency.

This is the Kaleva scheme- Under the Kaleva scheme, after the delivery of a child, she is given two times milk, one time breakfast and one meal in the morning and evening till the time she is admitted in the hospital, free of cost. 99 rupees are payable for this per day. This payment is made to the SHGs on behalf of the health department who are in charge of the institute.

Get Rs 99 per day Under the Kaleva scheme, the government hospital in Barmer provides milk, snacks and food to the pregnant women, which is paid at the rate of Rs.99 per day. The number of days the maternity is admitted, the number of days it is given. Manju Soni, President Swarnakar SHG

SHGs would have been paid- SHGs are paid under the Kaleva scheme. I will let you know about the acceptance of the contract.-Doctor. B L Vishnoi, Chief Medical and Health Officer Barmer

Not asking for acceptance, obeying the rules- During the MoU, there is a provision for pre-acceptance of contract from SHGs every year with the medical department. Only two-four SHGs and medical institutions are seeking approval from us in the district. The rules need to be followed.– Prahlad Singh Rajpurohit, Deputy Director, Women’s Empowerment Department, Barmer

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