The Rajasthan State Government has released र37 crores to keep the healthcare centres neat and clean. The health department has directed all the government hospitals in the State to constitute a committee comprising of deputy controller, district hospital health manager and nursing superintendent of the hospital concerned. This committee will be responsible for maintaining sanitation and hygiene in healthcare centres to prevent infections.
Of the total amount, र6.24 crore has been kept aside for district hospitals, sub district hospitals and satellite hospitals. For CHCs, र12.34 crore has been released for one year. A fund of र17.10 crore for PHCs and र1.9 crore for sub centres has been allotted for one year.
While releasing the funds, the health department has issued strict directions to the hospitals to ensure that cleaning of hospitals should be done round the clock and seven days a week. All galleries, door, windows, corridors, wards, stairs and ramps must be cleaned properly. The department has handed over the responsibility of monitoring of cleaning of MCH units to principal in-charge of the hospitals.