Jaipur, Nov 27 (UNI) Claiming better health services management as compared to previous Congress Government, Rajasthan Health Minister Digambar Singh said that efforts made by the Vasundhara Government in the state during the past four years in this regard had helped in delisting Rajasthan from the category of backward ''BIMURU'' states.
Addressing a press conference here today Mr Singh said that the present government during its four year long regime had not only effected in the budgetary allocations for health infrastructure and services by increasing it but had also undertaken reformative measures to make available health facilities to common man in all remote and rural areas.
Reiterating the Government's resolve to accord higher priority to public health, the minister said that a 147 per cent rise was seen in the budget allocation during the current fiscal alone to bring the allocation to an all time high mark of Rs 1515.87 crore.
He said number of sub health centres, the smallest health unit, has gone up by 816 in the past four years while 94 primary health centres, 66 community health centres and 8 trauma units were set up during the present govenrment's regime.
Mr Singh said as compared to the present govenrments achievements to expansioj and extension in inftrastucture during the previous govenrmnet was just negligible, adding that several measures were being taken in public-private partnership to further strengthen infrastructure and bring more qualitative improvement in treatment provided considering this four more medical colleges with public private partnership would soon be set up in the state.
One of these private medical college with 500 bed hospital would start functioning from the next academic session in Jhalawar, while similar project was expected to come up soon in Udaipur also.
The minister also said that the efforts made by his government had also earned applauds at the naitonal level, adding that Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss while addressing a meeting of health ministers and officials in New Delhi had recently devoted five minutes in his speech to praise the achievements and reformative measures being launched by the state government in Rajasthan.