Shimla, Apr 2 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said his government had increased the expenditure on health sector this fiscal to Rs 396 crore from Rs 360 crore last year.
Presiding over the first ever state-level conference-cum-CME Programme, HIM-MEDICON-2206, organised by the Himachal Chapter of Indian Medical Association, here, he said increased emphasises on health sector had resulted in favourable health indicators in the state as compared to the national average.
Mr Singh said an increased allocation of Rs 36 crore on health sector this year would strengthen the health network in the state.
Himachal was the first state in the country to implement Registration of Births, Deaths Act, 1969 with cent percent registration of births and deaths besides creating the best health infrastructure facilities in the state, he said.
He said the state had one health sub centre on 2,838 people against the national average of 5,401, one Primary Health Centre (PHC) for 13,367 people against a national average of 32,469 and each CHC for 88,911 people against the national average of 2,43,427.
UNI AS PS MSJ RAI1912