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CM Revanth Reddy meets Union Health Minister JP Nadda in New Delhi

K M Dayashankar

Urged to release of Rs 693.13 crore pending dues under National Health Mission

NEW DELHI, JUNE 25, 2024: Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy has urged Union Health Minister JP Nadda to release Rs.693.13 crore pending dues to Telangana under the National Health Mission (NHM), immediately.

The Chief Minister called on JP Nadda, in New Delhi on Tuesday. During the meeting, the CM explained the initiatives taken by the state government to improve health facilities and special focus laid to strengthen the health sector in the state. The CM informed the Union Health Minister that the state government has been implementing all the norms of Ayushman Bharat scheme since January this year. For providing better healthcare services in rural and urban areas, The Chief minister apprised the Union Minister of the establishment of 5,159 Basti Dawakhanas (Ayushman Arogya Mandirs).

Since the state government was giving top priority to medical and health services, Mr Revanth Reddy urged Mr Nadda to extend cooperation to the state and release the dues pending under the National Health Mission.  The CM brought to notice of Union Minister that for the third and fourth quarters of 2023-24, under NHM scheme, Rs 323.73 crore dues were still pending. Similarly, he said that the dues pertaining to first quarter of 2024-25 were pending to the tune of Rs 138 crore. He requested to release these funds immediately.

The Chief Minister also asked to reimburse Rs.231.40 crore dues for the year 2023-2024, which state government spent for the infrastructure and maintenance component, under the NHM. The CM brought to the notice of Union Minister JP Nadda that regarding NHM scheme, the state government is releasing the entire anticipated central share of funds due to delay from the government of India, along with state’s share to ensure no disruption in extending the emergency medical services and avoid any difficulty to the staff, since October 2023. Ministers Komatireddy Venkatreddy, P Srinivas Reddy, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Kumar Yadav and state Special representative in New Delhi AP Jitendar Reddy are also present in the meeting.



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