Uttarakhand needs special medical facilities:Khanduri

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Dehradun, Oct 29 (UNI) Chief Minister Maj Gen (Retd) Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri today said 13 Medical Mobile Vans would come into service by December 15 with the help of World Bank.

Mr Khanduri, stressing on the need for better medical facilities especially in remote areas where people have to walk a long distance to reach hospitals, said the MMVs would come handy in providing medical services to the people of those areas and it would also provide emergency medical care to accident victims.

The Chief Minister, while interacting with Shorenson Pitt, the team leader of World Bank at his official residence, told her that Trauma Centres in strategical spots were being set up to provide medical treatment to accident victims. Ayurvedic Medical services would also be extended in far flung areas in next five years, he added.

Mr Khanduri said owing to the difficult and different geographical conditions, Uttarakhand needed special medical facilities and advocated that World Bank extend its support in this.

The first phase of various World Bank aided health programmes were reviewed during the meeting and discussion on implementing second phase programmes in accordance to the need of different geographical condition of the state were discussed by Mr Khanduri and Ms Pitt.

UNI

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