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Health cards for gas-affected people

Posted on Dec 06, 09:01PM | UNI

Health cards will be made available to gas-affected persons of Bhopal city in four months through door-to-door survey.

The decision was taken at the meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee -- chaired by Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Babulal Gaur here today, an official release said.

Health cards have so far been issued to 80,000 gas-affected persons for treatment at gas relief hospitals here.

On the members' suggestion, Mr Gaur directed to fill up vacant posts in gas relief hospitals at the earliest. He also directed to enforce dress code strictly in gas relief hospitals.

As many as 104 new doctors were posted in gas relief hospitals.

Hospitals are being computerised with the assistance of the National Informatics Centre. Inauguration of newly-built ward in Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and counselling of patients regarding free distribution of medicines in hospitals will be undertaken soon.

A letter will also be written to the Centre regarding early establishment of the Indian Council for Medical Research in the state capital, the sources said, adding that the Department is imparting training in various trades to 3,415 gas-affected beneficiaries through 14 institutes.