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Haryana govt committed to healthcare: Kartar Devi

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Mar 23 (UNI) Haryana Health Minister Kartar Devi today said the state government was making all efforts to improve the health care delivery system by making patient-friendly environment in its health institutions.

Deliberating on the non-official resolution on healthcare in the state, she blamed the previous Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) regime for the ''poor health infrastructuere in Haryana.'' ''We could not improve the health infrastructure in just one year, after the state's health scenario was deteriorated during the last regime,'' she said.

The Minister said a substantial increase of 76 per cent in the Plan outlay for 2005-06 in the the Health sector reflected the concern and high priority of the government.

''The government is committed to provide affordable, equitable, quality health services to all,'' she asserted.

The minister, however, said the district hospitals and the primary health care centres were empowered to meet any additional requirement through the District Health and Family Welfare Societies and Swasthya Kalyan Samitis at the institutional level.

She said that recognising the importance of health in the process of economic and social development and improving the quality of life of our people, the centre had launched the National Rural Health Mission, to carry out necessary architectural correction in the basic health care delivery system.

The Mission adopts an approach by relating health to determinants of good health including. segments of nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water. It also aims at bringing the Indian systems of medicine in the mainstream to further facilitate health care, she said.

She claimed that preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative health care in the state was being provided through the network of 50 hospitals, 81 Community Health Centres, 409 Primary Health Centres and 2433 sub centres, 12 District TB centres, 41 Dispensaries (35 urban and six Rural). In order to augment the health infrastructure in the state this year three hospitals at Gurgaon, (120 to 200 beds),Rewari (50 to 100 beds) and Jhajjar (30 to 100 beds) have been upgraded. Ten Block level PHCs have been upgraded to CHCs.


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