If one looks at the policy decisions taken by the Central Government regarding the health of children in rural areas, then provisions of the National Health Mission (NHM) would paint a rosy picture and show that priority attention is granted to the kids. However, the ground realities show a dismal picture and a lot needs to be done in the public health sector.
The Central Government needs to streamline the flow of funds so that they actually reach the places and facilities they are meant for rather than landing up in the pockets of unscrupulous bureaucrats and middlemen. This is the only manner in which health service can improve. The other thing would be for doctors to practice their profession in the right manner and follow the Hippocratic Oath they took in earnest.