State govt committed to improve medical facilities; Nitish

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Patna, Nov 09 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the state government is committed to improve medicare facilities as series of steps were being taken to achieve this goal within stipulated time frame.

Inaugurating a function organised here to mark the platinum jubilee celebration of Medical Council of India, Mr Kumar said the state government had taken a series of steps to improve treatment facilities in hospitals and primary health centres across the state.

'' As part of the endevour to achieve the goal of 'quality medicare facilities for all', the state government has decided to open five medical colleges in Bihar'', Chief Minister said adding some other medical colleges would also be opened with the assistance of private sectors.

Mr Kumar also expressed his concern over the fact that number of sanctioned seats in existing medical colleges in the state were far less than the requirement forcing the students of Bihar to migrate to other states for the studies.

In near future, the number of sanctioned seats in medical colleges would be increased to check exodus of aspirants from the state, for medical education, he added.

The chief minister further said that the steps taken by the state government earlier had begun yielding results as number of patients seeking treatment per month at primary health centres in Januray 2006 was 39 which gradually increased to 4000.

Mr Kumar called upon the medical fraternity to render its services to patients with all sincerity and dedication as '' doctors were regarded as second god ''.

Keeping the doctors in high esteem by the patients, was indication in itself that no law should be enacted to regulate the medical profession , he added.

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