Free Healthcare services for poor in the state : Manohar Lal, Chief Minister, Haryana

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The cost of premium will be borne by the state government

Chandigarh, June 24, 2017 : The Haryana Government would soon implement a health insurance scheme to provide free healthcare services to the poor in the state. The cost of premium will be borne by the state government.

Disclosing this after inaugurating the Adesh Medical College and Hospital in Mohri village of Kurukshetra district, today, the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, said efforts were being made to ensure that every person got healthcare services as per requirement.

Medical colleges are being set up in all districts to meet the shortage of doctors in government hospitals. As many as 28 colleges would be set up in the state over the next two years which would help meet the requirement of 17,000 doctors.

Mr Manohar Lal said that private organisations had been roped in  establish Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) colleges in the state. They are setting up  medical colleges in Sirsa, Palwal, Dadri, Rewari and Kurukshetra districts.

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The state government aims at providing modern healthcare services through a web of medical colleges. In this direction, it has been decided to start specialist courses in such disciplines as neurosurgery, neurology and pathology in Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak in 2017-18.

Dental Nursing and Physiotherapy courses would also be started in the medical college at Nuh. Social service organisations are installing MRI and CT Scan machines in government hospitals in five districts in PPP mode. Similarly, dialysis machines have been installed in 10 districts and catheterisation laboratories (catch labs) have been established in Panchkula, Faridabad, Gurugram and Ambala, he added.

The Chief Minister said that work had been completed on 1,800 of the 3,600 announcements made so far by him, and the remaining announcements would be executed by the end of the year.

The Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar, Members of Parliament, Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria, and Mr. Raj Kumar Saini and Rajya Sabha Member from Punjab, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, also spoke on the occasion.

 

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