Union Minister of Well being and Household Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya has mentioned that within the final 9 years, the variety of medical faculties within the nation have doubled and the Union authorities is constructing one crucial care unit in every district of the nation. The Union minister’s assertion got here on the inaugural occasion of the regional most cancers centre on the North Japanese Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Well being and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong, Meghalaya.
Talking on the occasion, the minister additional highlighted the rise in medical seats throughout the nation from 50,000 in 2014 to 1,07,000 at current. On the occasion, the minister additionally inaugurated a brand new undergraduate medical faculty, a brand new constructing of a nursing faculty, eight modular operation theatres and different amenities. On the occasion, he additional laid the muse stone for a 150-bed Important Care Block at NEIGRIHMS.
“Within the final 9 years, the variety of medical faculties has doubled within the nation. A complete of 1,70,000 Well being and Wellness Centres have been created throughout India. We’re additionally constructing one Important Care unit in each district within the nation,” Mansukh Mandaviya was quoted as saying by information company PTI.
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The brand new amenities at NEIGRIHMS will present much-needed healthcare companies to the folks of the Northeast. The central authorities is dedicated to enhance the well being infrastructure within the area,” he additional added.
“It’s our plan to develop NEIGRIHMS as an institute of nationwide significance,” mentioned Mandaviya added. Whereas different international locations on the planet comply with a three-layered well being system, India boasts of its four-tier mechanism – ASHA, main, secondary and tertiary companies,” the Union minister was additional reported as saying.
Notably, the ASHA employees performed a major function on the forefront within the nation’s battle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union well being minister has additionally introduced that for the following 4 years, the federal government has earmarked 64,000 crores, amounting to roughly 100 crores per district.
(With inputs from PTI)