1000 ambulances to be introduced for pregnant women in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Mar 14: Uttar Pradesh government will introduce 1000 more ambulances which will be made available through dialing 102.
These ambulances will start operating within next three months and be utilised to serve pregnant women in different parts of the state.
This was announced by the Medical, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan who was replying to the debate on the budget of the Medical, Health and Family Welfare Department in the state Assembly here today. He also said the digital X Ray machines will be provided to every district and students of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit schools will be given medical treatment free of cost.
The Minister admitted the dearth of doctors was a major worry for the government and all necessary steps were being taken to induct more and more doctors to counter the shortage of more than 5000 doctors. He also said state government has succeeded to bring back the doctors on the right path but 'babus' were still having their way but will be tamed soon.
Earlier, supporting the cut motion on the budget the BJP member Dr Radha Mohan Das Agrawal alleged that budget allocation was far less than the required. He also presented the comparative statistics of other states and countries to substantiate his point.
He claimed that shortage of the doctors can be never overcome if the state government will stick to the UPSC for their recruitment. " You have to adopt the process of campus selection like being done in engineering sector," Mr Agrawal said, adding that the budget for the medicine was also inadequate as it was only Rs 16 per head per year.