Situated in Nandurbar, the northern tribal district of Maharashtra, the government hospital has had seven of eight posts for doctors vacant for a month. The only doctor left, an MD in gynaecology, is on duty for 24 hours, seven days a week.
According to a 2012 survey conducted by the government, 50,25,369 (45 per cent) households in Maharashtra had access to toilets. In Nandurbar, 1.7 lakh households, both below and above the poverty line, were identified as having no toilets.
Though the government had announced that state will be free of load-shedding by the end of last year,it still imposes an average load-shedding of 785 MW during peak demand period,according to the Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2012-13 tabled before the legislature last week.
The ambitious Navsanjeevan Yojana of the state government to bring down infant mortality seems to have failed to yield the desired result,with the 15 tribal districts where the scheme has been implemented registering 4,000 deaths in 2012-13 as compared to 4,914 in 2011-12.
Malnourished children will be given multi-vitamin,nutritional diet and health services for 21 days at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) planned across the state including one at the Pune district hospital in Aundh.