Chief Minister instructed to start 24×7 health care services equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and testing equipment in district hospitals of all divisions

Ranchi: The government is determined to create a strong health circuit in the state. Better and modern facilities for examination and treatment should be ensured in the hospitals here, so that patients do not have to go to big hospitals in other states. Chief Minister Hemant Soren today gave several important instructions to the officers in the high level review meeting of the Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare Department. He said that whatever resources are needed for this, the government will provide them.

The Chief Minister said that he directed 24×7 health care services in Sadar Hospitals of all divisions with state-of-the-art facilities for treatment and investigation. It will start from Dumka. This hospital with a capacity of 300 beds will have all the state-of-the-art resources for diagnosis and treatment with specialist doctors. There will be services. Here all the doctors and paramedical personnel should be put on duty in shifts, so that the patients do not face any kind of trouble.

The Chief Minister said that to provide better health facilities to the people of the state, directed to speed up the appointment of doctors and other paramedical personnel. He also said that doctors should be appointed on contract as per requirement so that the health system is not affected under any circumstances. The Chief Minister said that the process of opening medicine shops in maximum panchayats should be expedited as soon as possible under the scheme of Panchayat level medicine shop of the state government.He said that those who are trained in mercury medical should also take initiative to connect them with the operation of this scheme.

On this occasion, the officials told the Chief Minister that so far 2400 applications have been received for the Panchayat level medicine shop, out of which 663 applications have been approved. The Chief Minister said that under Ayushman Bharat, the matter of laxity by the hospitals in the treatment of patients is continuously coming to the fore. He said that under Ayushman Bharat, ensure the payment of the pending amount to the hospitals as soon as possible, so that the hospitals do not neglect the treatment of the patients. He also said that those with an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh should also be included in this category if they do not have Ayushman card and ration card for eligibility for treatment under the Chief Minister’s Critical Illness Scheme.

The Chief Minister said that the construction work in the medical colleges of the state has been going on for many years, there has already been a lot of delay and delay will not be tolerated and all the constructions should be completed within the fixed deadlines. He also directed to terminate the construction company constructing hostels in Palamu and Hazaribagh Medical College and RIMS. 

The Chief Minister said that 206 ambulance services were launched recently. But, due to some reasons, the matter of not running many ambulances is coming to the fore. He said that ensure regular and smooth operation of all 206 ambulances without delay.The Chief Minister said that as soon as the rains started, many cases of snakebite were coming to the fore. I had already given instructions to make adequate arrangements for treatment and medicine for snakebite patients in all hospitals. But, still, so far more than 45 deaths due to snakebite have come to the fore. He asked the department to issue show-causes to the doctors concerned where snakebite deaths have taken place. 

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