The Rajasthan Medical Relief Society (RMRS) has requested that hospitals in the state dedicate 20% of the funds they receive to maintaining the cleanliness and sanitization of their buildings, cottage wards, and gardens.
CM Ashok Gehlot voiced concern about hospital cleanliness and gave instructions to ensure adequate cleanliness at government hospitals during a recent meeting with principals of medical colleges.
The government has mandated that hospitals spend 10% on annual equipment maintenance, 5% on emergency services, such as arranging ambulances for deceased patients, 15% on new equipment, 10% on honorarium for contractual employees, 25% on construction work, 10% on creative strategies, and 5% on other unrelated tasks. In 2018, the Rajasthan Medical Relief Society (RMRS) published its handbook.
In the interim, the Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme has been introduced, and additional resources have been made available for ICUs, oxygen plants, maternal and child health sections, and sick newborn care units.
“The health department is focusing more on construction as 25% of the funds of part two will be spent on it, and 20% of the funds will be spent keeping the hospitals clean.” - Health Department Official