Subprogram 2 continues to focus on MSDS implementation, particularly related to MNCH. Also, it seeks to improve day-to-day management of health services by addressing (i) capacity constraints in the health sector, (ii) challenges in recruiting and posting motivated doctors and other professionals in rural and remote areas, (iii) rigid administrative procedures, (iv) inefficient and lengthy procurement processes for drugs and medical supplies, and (v) lack of performance monitoring. To foster efficiency and accountability in the use of scarce public resources, subprogram 2 supports the establishment of provincial and district internal audit functions, and strengthening of internal controls. It also focuses on developing options for a sustainable pro-poor health financing system for Punjab.
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