Chandigarh, Sep 24 (UNI) Concerted efforts made by the Haryana government to improve health services in its health institutions have shown an increase of 10 per cent in patients treated in outdoor wards and of eight per cent in indoor wards during the year 2006 as compared to the year 2005.
Haryana Health Minister Kartar Devi today said that 1,64,39,175 patients were treated as outdoor patients and more than 13.87 lakh as indoor patients during the year 2006.
She said a significant increase of more than 20 per cent has been recorded in outdoor patients in districts of Mewat, Fatehabad and Hisar during last year. Similarly, the percentage of indoor patients increased by more than 24 per cent in the districts of Ambala, Mewat and Mahendergarh during the same period.
Health Minister said a budget allocation of Rs 565 crore had been made for the current financial year for the Health Department.
A sum of Rs two crore had been provided to purchase machinery and equipment and Rs 3.40 crore for purchase of medicines during the current financial year.
Director General Health Services Avinash Sharma said the Health Department was committed to provide best available health services to the people in the state and the increase in indoor and outdoor patients was due to improved health services.
She said the state had a network of 50 hospitals, 87 community health centres, 417 primary health centres, 2433 sub centres and 40 dispensaries in addition to other health institutions like District TB Centres, Pt B D S Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Rohtak to provide health services to the people in the state.