Pvt health bodies should give free treatment to poor: Haryana Min
Chandigarh, Mar 12 : Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh today urged the private health institutions to provide free treatment to the poor and ensure that no poor was deprived of treatment because of lack of funds.
Mr Singh was speaking after inaugurating Ahilya Women's Healthcare Centre at Panchkula near here. The Minister said the state government had also implemented schemes to ensure that the people, especially poor, get the best available health services.
The Health Department had a scheme to provide CT Scan and MRI facilities at subsidised rates in all district hospitals through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Many district hospitals were being upgraded as Multi Specialty Hospitals, he added.
Three new medical colleges costing Rs 2000 crore were being set up in the state and in this series, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had recently dedicated to the people the first phase of Women Medical College at Khanpur Kalan, the minister informed.
Its the first Women Medical College in public sector after independence, Mr Singh claimed. He said this would fulfill the shortage of doctors. The state government would soon recruit 434 Medical Officers, he added.
The state government had always given priority to provide maternal and child health care services and in this direction Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram had yielded positive results, Mr Singh stated.
Keeping in view the women and child health care services, Ahilya Women Healthcare Centre was an ideal hospital in Panchkula, the minister claimed.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kuldeep Sharma hoped that Ahilya Women Healthcare Centre would provide ultramodern health facilities to the people of the area.