Bhopal:Friday, January 15 :The retirement age of doctors has been increased from 62 to 65 years. Mobile health hospitals will soon be opened in 35 tribal blocks of the state. These decisions were taken at a high level review meeting by the Minister for Health, Family Planning, Ayush Shri Anoop Mishra here on Friday. The review meeting was called to ensure implementation on Manthan – 2009 recommendations in a time bound manner. Secretary, Health Shri S.R. Mohanty, Commissioner, Health, Shri Manohar Agnani, Director, Health Dr. Ashok Sharma and Dr. A.N. Mittal were present.
Presiding over the meeting, Shri Anoop Mishra instructed to implement on 30 recommendations reserved in the first phase and ensure positive results within March31, 2010. It may be mentioned that the recommendations of Manthan 2009 have been divided in three parts.
The second phase of recommendations include are those which require amendments in Rules/Acts. There are 21 such recommendations pertaining to Health Department. Shri Mishra instructed to immediately act on these recommendations and put forth in the coming budget session or Vidhan Sabha session.
Further discussing the Health Minister said that vehicles will be provided in all the districts under Janani Express Scheme. Vehicles of same design will be taken on rent in cooperation with National Rural Health Mission. The Minister instructed to built ramps for disabled in every hospital and allot cleanliness work of hospitals to sulabh international.
The Health Minister said to include suggestions from people serving in medical field on national level and from different walks of life to sketch out the health policies. He also instructed the officers to ensure effective implementation of provision of punishment in the act if the girl is married before attaining the age of 18 years.