Enhancing the health infrastructure of the country
- Prime Minister was in Kurukshetra, Haryana where he launched a number of medical programmes, instituted a medical college and launched an AYUSH university.
- He also inaugurated Swachhata Shakti in Haryana.
Connotations of Cleanliness programme
- It improves tourism in the country
- It leads to waste management and disposal thus providing cleaner roads and public places.
- It also leads to the reduction of overall dust in the country.
- It has led to the establishment of public toilets in a country where over 60% of the people openly defecate.
- It creates awareness among the children and the society on cleanliness
- It reduces health problems
- Many women empowerment schemes have been launched from Haryana. For instance, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachhata Shakti etc.
- Haryana has the lowest child sex ratio among all the states in India.
- The state still has cases of infanticide and female foeticide. Law enforcement agencies find it difficult to enforce the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition Of Sex Selection) Act (PCPNDT Act)
- It is also closely situated to Delhi as a result of which development becomes crucial in the state.
- Many AIIMS institutions are being announced all over the country. But, it takes years to actually build an AIIMS like institution.
- The factor that determines the efficiency of an AIIMS institution apart from infrastructure is the availability of qualified and skilled doctors.
- Most of the AIIMS institutions are situated in remote areas due to which doctors find it reluctant to work in the institution.
- Doctors find it difficult to settle down with their families in the areas where AIIMS are situated due to the lack of other infrastructure like schools for children.
- Other contributory factors include remuneration, job satisfaction, city like facilities etc.
- The same applies for graduate doctors as well. Even though the government provided added advantages to graduates in their PG entrance exam for serving in rural areas, the scheme did not attract many doctors.
- Rural areas have Primary Healthcare Centres with very poor infrastructure which makes the doctor helpless for providing adequate treatment and hence inviting the wrath of the public.
- Thus, developing an AIIMS also requires developing the overall infrastructure of the place of AIIMS to attract skilled and qualified doctors to the institutes.
- Western countries can be taken as an example where doctors are attracted to the institutions by waiving off tax or providing incentives.