Strengthening community health centres (CHCS)

A key strategy of the Mission is:

  • Operationalising 3,222 existing Community Health Centres (30-50 beds) as 24 hour First Referral Units, including posting of anaesthetists.
  • Codification of new Indian Public Health Standards, setting norms for infrastructure, staff, equipment, management, etc. for CHCs.
  • Promotion of Stakeholder Committees (Rogi Kalyan Samitis) for hospital management.
  • Developing standards of services and costs in hospital car.
  • Develop, display and ensure compliance to Citizen's Charter at CHC/PHC level.
  • In case of additional Outlays, creation of new Community Health Centres (30-50 beds) to meet the population norm as per Census 2001, and bearing their recurring costs for the Mission period could be considered.