Rural Health schemes in Rajasthan lauded by Ramadoss

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ambumani Ramadoss has lauded the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission Scheme (NRHMS) in Rajasthan, the State Government claimed today.

In a release, the Rajasthan Government said Dr Ramadoss, while appreciating its efforts to improve rural health, asked other states to emulate the example of the state.

The word of praise was given by the Union Health Minister at the meeting of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare here yesterday where he noted that the progress made by the State under NRHMS had drastically changed the health services scenario in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Health Minister Digamber Singh said the state government was providing additional allowances to medical officers and health workers in village areas in order to encourage them to take more jobs in rural areas. Besides, it was also providing more incentives to health workers deployed in remote areas.

In Rajasthan, he said the Primary Health Centres (PHC) were providing allopathic, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic services under one roof to the people.

Dr Singh said he had suggested to evolve a nation-wide strategy and action plan to contain malaria and dengue. Besides, he had also urged to increase the Centre's assistance from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 24 Lakh for constructing PHC.

UNI

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