Indore: State health authorities have ordered the Chief Medical Officer of Health to pay dues for beneficiaries of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Prasuti Suraksha Yojana for the past three years.
The instructions were issued following a June 13 TOI report of thousands of women waiting for cash assistance under JSY.
In a letter issued by a deputy director, NHM overseeing maternal health programs run CMHO establish a sound record of female beneficiaries awaiting their cash assistance under JSY, PSY over the past three years.
The deputy director also ordered CMHO to settle the matter within three days by paying them their dues. A senior health official detailing the issues said: “In November 2020, the process of disbursing the amount of cash assistance under these two programs began with Anmol gate.”
“The portal has a default setting to approve or reject claims. In many cases since then, due to proper documents, lack of documents, many beneficiaries could not get the claims,” the official said.
“The state government has provided a dedicated fund to CMHO to settle the dues of these beneficiaries under the scheme and also allowed them to provide cash assistance through Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) in case it cannot be done through the portal,” the official added.
Following Bhopal’s letter, officials from the health department office in Indore held series of meetings on the issue. The Regional Director chaired a meeting which was attended by CMHO with his staff.
After that CMHO Indore Dr. B.S. Saitya ordered all block doctors and zonal doctors to check facility delivery registers with labor register and find details of women who did not have did not receive cash assistance.
CMHO has ordered BMO and ZMO to provide cash assistance within the next three days to these women.
In the district, there are more than 5,000 women beneficiaries, waiting for their cash assistance under programs to increase institutional deliveries. TNN