Haryana implements telemedicine concept

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Chandigarh, Dec 15 (UNI) The Haryana government has implemented the concept of telemedicine and an Integrated Disease Surveillance Project for timely and effective public health system.

This was stated by the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing the delegates of Association of Physicians of Indian Origin who called on him at New Delhi.

He appreciated the decision of the AAPIO to hold a three-day India-US Healthcare Summit in India.

The Chief Minister said the Haryana Government had decided to set up a medi-city at Gurgaon having super speciality health services of international standards.

Hospitals, academic and medical institutions would also be set up in this medi-city to provide medical facilities at one place.

He apprised the delegation that an AIDS Control Society had also been set up in the state so as to create awareness among the people.

Mr Hooda said that government was giving special thrust to provide health care facilities to the people at their doorsteps so that healthy society could contribute their might in the progress of the country.

He said the State Government had adopted a multipronged strategy aimed at strengthening infrastructure on one hand and on the other hand to provide modern healthcare within the easy reach of the poor.

The Chief Minister said that government had also implemented a School Health Programme in all primary schools to provide medicine free of cost to students. The government was also seeking private participation to give impetus to its efforts being made to ensure improved health services to all sections of the society, he added.

UNI

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