HEALTH AND Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi said on Sunday that the budget for medical education would be hiked during the next financial year and this would be more when compared to the increase in the overall budget of the Public Health and Family Welfare Department.
The minister was speaking at a felicitation function organised by teachers of the Indian Medicine System Colleges at the under construction homoeopathic college at Chuna Bhatti.
The programme was organised to thank Vishnoi for regularising contract doctors, teachers and non-clerk grade employees in the Indian Medicine System Colleges of the State.
Speaking further, he said funds that would become available after increased budget would be used to fulfill the need of teachers, purchasing equipment and construction work.
Though a provision of an additional Rs 2 crore has been made for fulfilling the needs of teachers, increased budget would help.
The contract service period of the Indian Medicine System Doctors and other employees would be considered while promoting them, he said adding, orders in this regard would be issued soon.
Vishnoi called upon the doctors and teachers to contribute fully to make the Indian medicine system more useful for common people.
The government is paying attention to every form of medicine system, he added.
Indian Medicine System director Dr Jabbar Dhakwala also thanked the minister for regularising the staff.
He said there are 1,623 Indian medicine system dispensaries in Madhya Pradesh that organised 4,105 camps last year benefiting lakhs of people.
The Unani Medical College at Bhopal received the model college status within eight years of establishment and Rs 3 crore have been sanctioned for it.
On behalf of the teachers, Homoeopathy College principal Dr S K Mishra and Dr Babita Saxena presented mementos to Vishnoi.