Transparency and Accountability Program

TAP's mission is to increase the capacity of civil society organizations to reduce corruption and better hold government accountable for efficiency in social sector public spending

Where Have They Gone? Absenteeism in Primary Health Care Centers in Karnataka

Despite serious efforts made by Indian national and state governments to improve the quality of human resources and infrastructure facilities in health care facilities, large scale dissatisfaction is frequently expressed about absenteeism among doctors and support staff, and poor quality of delivery of primary health care services. In order to estimate the incidence of absenteeism among doctors and paramedical staff in primary health care centers in Karnataka, causes of absenteeism, loss of resources due to absenteeism, and to suggest ways and means to reduce absenteeism and maximize its impact on public resources, IDPMS conducted a study in 30 primary health care centers in three districts of Karnataka.

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