CHANDIGARH, MARCH 12
Haryana Health Minister, Rao Narender Singh today urged the private health institutions to provide free treatment facilities to the poor and ensure that no poor is deprived of treatment because of lack of funds.
Rao Narender Singh was speaking after inaugurating Ahilya Women’s Healthcare Centre at Panchkula near here today.
The Minister said that the State Government has also implemented schemes to ensure that the people, especially the poor get the best available health services. He said that the Health Department has a scheme to provide CT Scan and MRI facilities at subsidized rates in all district hospitals through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Many district hospitals are being upgraded as Multi Specialty Hospitals.
Rao Narender Singh said that three new medical colleges costing Rs 2000 crore are being set up in the State and in this series UPA Chairperson, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has recently dedicated to the people the first phase of Women Medical College at Khanpur Kalan. It’s the first Women Medical College in public sector after independence of the country. He said that this would fulfill the shortage of doctors. The State Government would soon recruit 434 Medical Officers, he added.
He said that the State Government has always given priority to provide maternal and child health care services and in this direction Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram has yielded positive results.
The Minister said that keeping in view the women and child health care services, Ahilya Women Healthcare Centre is an ideal hospital in Panchkula.
Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Kuldeep Sharma hoped that Ahilya Women Healthcare Centre would provide ultramodern health facilities to the people of the area.
Administrator of the Centre, Dr. Prachi Shetty also spoke on the occasion.