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Telangana: CM urges Union govt to release Rs 693 cr pending dues under NHM

Telangana: CM urges Union govt to release Rs 693 cr pending dues under NHM

Hyderabad/New Delhi, June 25 (UNI) Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy urged Union Health Minister JP Nadda to release Rs 693.13 crore pending dues to Telangana under the National Health Mission (NHM), immediately.
Revanth Reddy, who called on JP Nadda, in New Delhi on Tuesday, brought to notice of the 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 the first quarter of 2024-25 were pending to the tune of Rs 138 crore.
He requested d JP Nadda to extend cooperation to the state and release the dues pending under the National Health Mission.
The Chief Minister also asked to reimburse Rs 231.40 crore dues for the years 2023–2024, which the state government spent on the infrastructure and maintenance component under the NHM.
Revanth Reddy brought to the attention of the Union Minister that, regarding the NHM scheme, the state government is releasing the entire anticipated central share of funds due to a delay from the government of India, along with the state's share, to ensure no disruption in extending emergency medical services and avoid any difficulty to the staff, since October 2023.
During the meeting, the CM explained the initiatives taken by the state government to improve health facilities and the special focus laid on strengthening the health sector in the state.
He informed that the state government has been implementing all the norms of the 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).
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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