• search

HP to spend Rs 396 crore in health sector, says CM

Written by: Staff
Subscribe to Oneindia News

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

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more