To increase public access to healthcare and make it available to everyone
Yavatmal is one of the five distressed districts of Maharashtra State. The index of the district is 23.54 and is being the poorest district of Vidarbha region. The poverty decided in human development index is not merely based on per capita income but, also on the benchmark of facilities available and the death rate. In accordance with that the Niti Ayog has declared that the required facilities are lacking in the district. Livelihood of people is mostly dependent on agriculture and the other sources of income are meagre. Due to very less sources of income the people have to manage their expenses within the income or otherwise have to borrow money. Under this circumstance they can’t afford hiring private health services and rely upon government health services. On the other hand, the quality of government health services is deteriorating day by day and thereby eighter they deprive of the services or they don’t obtainservices or benefits in time is the scene today.
Making the health services public and also to make them available to everyone in Yavatmal district is the aim of Rasikashraya. Rasikashraya is a leading organization that constantly promotes service entitlement process through community-based responsibility. It is working in the district since last ten years as the nodal agency for bringing in to force the observation and planning of community-based monitoring of health services. It has been running activities like community action for health services, surveillance of health services by the people, strengthening mother and child care services, creating awareness and support in enhancing Corona vaccination, understanding health problems of people and make efforts to solve them through helpline and outreach program. All these projects are being run by forming village committees in villages, activation of committees by imparting them training and making them responsible in an innovative way in maintaining health rights of people.
Jan Arogya Committees (JAS) have been established and operationalized in 68 sub-centres, 15 Finance Commissions and Gram Panchayats are taking initiatives to strengthen health institutions as part of accountability.
Initiatives are being taken from gram panchayats to implement medicines, materials and health activities through 15 finance commissions to strengthen health institutions.
Public Health Committees have been established and functional in 68 sub-centres.
Capacity building of VHNSC committee members of 253 villages on committee functions and roles of members resulting in regularity of 67% committee meetings.
Brought about vaccination of 14601 people and could enhance vaccination percentage of both the doses in Parva PHC from 40 % to 93 % and in Rampur PHC from 39 % to 95 %.
Status of Women and Child Health Services increased by 14% and inspections by 10%. In terms of financial benefits, there has been an increase of 40% in Pradhan Mantri Matrutva Vandan Yojana, 57% in Janani Suraksha Yojana and 63% in Budit Majuri Yojana. Some strategic decisions were taken to plan all these services and economic benefits and maternal and child health services were strengthened.