Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri while presiding over a meeting of District Health Society on Thursday has directed department officials to ensure quality health care facilities in government hospitals and dispensaries.
He said that under the National Health Insurance Scheme, students of Classes 9 to 12 have been provided a scholarship of Rs 8,400 as six-month installments and at the death of a cardholder Rs 30,000 has been given.
He said under this scheme, a person who dies in an accident, his dependents are being provided Rs 75,000 and a person who dies in ordinary circumstances; his dependent is being provided 30,000.
He said students of Classes 9 to 12 are being provided Rs100 as scholarship per month. The DC instructed the health officials to ensure quality healthcare facilities in the government hospitals and dispensaries.
He further directed them to make people aware about the various government health schemes. He also asked the officials to keep a regular check on the quality of mid-day meals.
During the meeting health department officials briefed about the TB control program being run in the districts and said that about 431 patients are being provided free treatment. They said under the school health program medical tests of 16,909 students have been conducted and cases of 14 students suffering from heart disease have been sent to government for free treatment.