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Schemes for health facilities

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 16:55 IST
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ANNOUNCING A slew of schemes worth a few hundred crores to take health facilities to the last person, Health and Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi on Thursday said there would be no paucity of funds for any health schemes.

Starting from the basic health unit of a health sub-centre to District Hospitals, Vishnoi announced various measures including appointment of additional staff, creation of new infrastructure, provision for ambulance and other facilities and storage of important medicines at the PHC level itself and hoped that the health scenario would improve as the state has been giving lot of importance to health.

Ten district hospitals in the state would be identified to provide hi-tech equipment and selection would be made on the basis of number of beds and accessibility so as to make the facility available for large number of people, the Health Minister said during a ‘Meet the Press’ programme at Indore Press Club here on Thursday.

On the issue of shortage of staff at the Medical Colleges, Vishnoi said the government is contemplating direct appointments to the post of professors.

“Also, the process of regularising assistant professors on contract is going on.” He also clarified that neither the Centre nor the state government has received any letter from the Medical Council of India regarding ‘derecognition’ of government medical colleges in the state. When the Minister’s attention was drawn to Family Planning issue, he said is it a misconception being spread that Muslims are against family planning.

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