No poor person will be deprived of treatment in MP: CM

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Bhopal, Dec 17 (UNI) In possibly the first move of its kind in the country, the Madhya Pradesh government is on verge of embarking on a scheme under which no poor person would be deprived of medical treatment.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told UNI here today. This scheme would be consolidated with the advent of new year and special funds had been earmarked for it, he said.

''After the scheme's launch, if it is found that an impoverished person died sans treatment, then strict action will be taken against officials concerned after fixing responsibility,'' Mr Chouhan said.

Claiming that several schemes related to uplift and progress of weaker sections, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and farmers were underway to ensure their participation in the development process, he said several fresh schemes would be implemented in the new year along with review of existing ones.

''In every circumstance, my government will ensure that the benefit of public welfare schemes percolates to every social segment. The positive outcome of the Deendayal Mobile Hospital Scheme, Ladli Lakshmi, Agricultural Labourers Insurance Scheme and others is there for all to see,'' Mr Chouhan added.


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