GUIDELINES FOR USE OF SUB-CENTER
(SC) FUNDS UNDER NRHM
- As part of the National Rural Health Mission, it is
proposed to provide each sub center with Rs.10,000 as an untied fund to
facilitate meeting urgent yet discrete activities that need relatively
small sums of money.
- The fund shall be kept in a joint bank account of
the ANM and the Sarpanch
- Decisions on activities for which the funds are to
be spent will be approved by the Village Health Committee (VHC) and be
administered by the ANM. In areas
where the sub center is not co-terminus with the Gram Panchayat (GP) and
the sub center covers more than one GP, the VHC of the Gram Panchayat
where the SC is located will approve the Action Plan. The funds can be used for any of the
villages, which are covered by the sub center.
- Untied Funds will be used only for the common good
and not for individual needs, except in the case of referral and transport
in emergency situations.
- Suggested areas where Untied Funds may be used
Minor modifications to sub center- curtains to ensure
privacy, repair of taps, installation of bulbs, other minor repairs, which can
be done at the local level
Ad hoc payments for cleaning up sub center, especially
Transport of emergencies to appropriate referral
Transport of samples during epidemics.
Purchase of consumables such as bandages in sub center
Purchase of bleaching powder and disinfectants for use
in common areas of the village.
Labour and supplies for environmental sanitation, such as
clearing or larvicidal measures for stagnant water.
Payment/reward to ASHA for certain identified
6. Untied funds shall not be
used for any salaries, vehicle purchase, and recurring expenditures or to meet
the expenses of the Gram Panchayat.