Sudip Roy Barman presents one-year report card

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Mar 9 2019: Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman has come up with one-year report card of four departments- Health and Family Welfare, IT, DWS and Science & Technology holding by him.

While presenting the report card, the Minister said there had a well coordinated effort by the all the stakeholders to improve service delivery system especially in the field of healthcare.

Roy Barman said several steps were taken to provide best possible healthcare to the patients visiting the government hospitals. "ICU of GBP hospital has been made free of cost while department of urology and plastic surgery have been opened at AGMC", he said.

Neuro Surgical Unit has been opened where surgery is being conducted successfully, he said adding that the department has been working to introduce heart surgery units at AGMC at the earliest.

Free laboratory serves under National Free Diagnostics initiative has been introduced in 19 public health centres and Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis programme has been intruded five hospitals including IGM.

The Minister said ailing people have already started getting benefit of Pradhan Mantri- Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) in the state. "Altogether 4500 claims amounting to Rs. 1.53 crore have been settled. As many as 64 hospitals have been empanelled in the state under PM-JAY", he said.

Since manpower is a key component in the healthcare sector, the department has decided to appoint 150 Medical Officers very shortly. Besides, steps are being taken for capacity building of the doctors and allied staff.

Roy Barman added proposal has been sent to the competent authority to sanction fund to set up an AIIMS like hospital in the state. Apart from this, number of PG course at AGMC has been from 25 to 63 while certificate course in community health has been established under IGNOU.

Secretary of Health & Family Welfare Samarjit Bhowmik, Director Health Services Dr. JK Debbarma and Mission Director of NHM Dr. Sailesh Kumar Yadav also remained present alongside the Minister.



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