Move aimed at improving low vaccination coverage among the age group 12 to 17 years.
The situation is ironic since, in the last four years, the state is running eight schemes to deal with malnutrition among children and mothers.
The CAG also said the district hospitals (DHs) procured medicines from local vendors without quality testing in the absence of centralised purchase of drugs by JMHIDPCL.
According to Dr N N Raju, president, Indian Psychiatric Society, apart from shortage, there is an unequal distribution of psychiatrists.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech also said that a National Tele Mental Health Programme will be launched to improve access to quality mental health counselling and care services.
Officials from the state Health Department and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike expressed confidence that Karnataka will achieve the target very soon.
On Testing and Surveillance, States were asked to keep a close and strict watch on the number of Delta and Omicron cases in all districts.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested Abinash Kumar Pradhan, an accused in the embezzlement of Rs 5 crore National Health Mission (NHM) funds.
The Telangana government’s pet project of providing diagnostic services across the State has fetched it a good ranking in the recent Niti Aayog report.
An ambitious programme to create a unique health ID, that will also work as a health account, for every Indian citizen is set to be launched on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The drive–Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight– implemented under the directive of National Health Mission, began on September 16 and would continue till September 30.
Additional Chief Secretary of Home department Sanjeev Chopra said the State emergency response centre is now fully functional with 124 call-takers and 551 vehicles to provide the services.