अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
Home » Beyond Metros » 40 Ayurveda Hospitals with nil patients in 5 years in Rajasthan: CAG report

40 Ayurveda Hospitals with nil patients in 5 years in Rajasthan: CAG report

By Abhimanyu
Published on :
Vasundhara Raje praises PM, says "Modi Ji has entered our dil & terrorists are hiding in bils"

Comptroller and auditor general of India’s report has pointed out that in the past five years under the Vasundhara Raje government, not a single patients are admitted in 40 Ayurvedic hospitals in the state.

The report highlights the plight in great detail. According to it, the number has increased from 60 in 2012-13 to 79 in 2016-17.

As per the report, zero patient was admitted in 60 hospitals in 2012-13, 72 hospitals during 2014-15, 75 during 2015-16, and 79 in 2016-17. Numbers clearly shows the decline in patients admitted has increased over the years from 2012-13 to 2015-16.

It doesn’t mean that the health condition has improved in the state or people are falling less sick. Whereas the government has said that the shortage of manpower is the reason for the fallout in numbers in the report.

Well the CAG report also has given the details of deployment of manpower from district hospitals to the healthcare centres.

The report also highlights the poor infrastructure of these healthcare centers. In the last five year apart from the district hospitals there were no patients in health care centers. In 2012-13 no patients in 113 healthcare centers, in 2013-14 no patients in 82 centers, in 2014-15 number increased to 122, in the year 2015-16 no patients were admitted in 110 centers and in 2016-17 the number stands at 52.

Besides that these healthcare centres also lack in basic infrastructures like electricity supply, availability of pure drinking water, and toilets due to fund constraints. A number of 1,677 dispensaries (46.88%) are without electricity supply and 2,653(74.17%) centres are without drinking water facility.

Only 92 healthcare centers (10%) do have all the necessary basic facilities and around 379 centers(41%) does not have any basic facilities at all.

The report also shows the poor allocation of funds for Ayurveda in the state budget during these years. Only 7.7% of the total health budget of the state during the 2012-17 shows the seriousness and dedication of the government towards this department.

The government has given clearly the priority to modern medicine over Ayurveda. Well, it is really commendable that the current BJP government has the more scientific temperament to prioritize but if they are doing it in the best interest of people, (which I also believe) than why so much is done for the Ayurveda?

To me, that is clearly a viable scenario. Because the report also pointed out that the Department of Ayurveda and Indian Medicine is not able to provide effective and quality service to the people. Yet the government is spent Rs 2,655.89 crores during the 2012-17 for keeping the name alive. “As 91% of the funds available were spent on salary and paying the allowances, a very small per cent was only available for strengthening and upgradation of health facilities under Ayurveda Education,” says the report.

Also read: 

Govt wants its missions abroad to promote yoga, traditional medicines

Private sector must chip in to achieve health outcomes: Vice President