Health Minister Dr.Sudhakar’s big move to revamp primary healthcare in Bengaluru
In a significant move to revamp primary healthcare services in Bengaluru city,Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) currently under BBMP’s control will be taken over by Health and Family Welfare Department.
BBMP which had financial and administrative control over these health centres will now be moved to the supervision of health department.
As per the order issued by state government on Friday,a total of 51 health centres will she taken over health department.
35 UPHCs listed under National Urban Health Mission,14 unlisted UPHCs and 2 CHCs will now come under the purview of health and family welfare department.
The staff recruited by BBMP and equipment procured by BBMP will also be transferred to Health and Family Welfare Department.
The move is aimed at streamlining healthcare services across the state.
Speaking about decision,Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar said that the public healthcare services provided by government should be similar across all facilities be in UPHCs or CHCs.
Whether it is urban or rural area,people should get quality healthcare services across the state.
The move to bring back health centres under BBMP to the purview of Health Department will help us to integrate the health programs of centre and state government and ensure effective implementation.
The decision will also enable better management of PHCs and streamlining of administrative issues leading to improved service to citizens, especially the urban poor.