Bhopal:Sunday, January 3 : The Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has underlined the need to ensure that less expensive and easy availability of medical treatment facilities are extended to the common man in the state. Reviewing the activities of Public Health and Family Welfare Department here today, the Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it was urgently required to make effective arrangements of treatment in government health centres specially in the centres located in rural areas in the state.
The Chief Minister directed the department to formulate an ideal and integrated schemes in place of various existing schemes for providing assistance to the common citizens for treatment of serious ailments. Shri Chouhan also laid emphasis on making the Rogi Kalyan Samitis more effective. The Chief Minister also directed for early submission of comprehensive report on the proposed Mukhya Mantri Bal Aarogya Yojana. In order to bring down the rate of infant mortality rate in the state.
During the review, the Chief Minister stressed the need for filling up the vacant posts of doctors along with the para medical employees. Shri Chouhan gave his consent for recruitment of nursing staff in government nursing colleges and if needed even from private colleges.
RS. 270 CRORE SANCTIONED
The Health Secretary, Shri S.R. Mohanty informed that the 13th Finance Commission has given its approval to provide Rs. 250 crore for development health infrastructure in the state. Similarly, sanction of Rs. 20 crore has been received for establishment sick new-born care unit under the central assistance scheme. In addition to this, State’s Rs. 670.50 crore project was sanctioned under the National Rural Health Mission for the year 2009-10.
During the review, discussions were also held on introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme in the state.