CM Hemant’s ultimatum to the health department – 108 ambulance service should be maintained at any cost by November 15

Ranchi:  Chief Minister Hemant Soren, while holding an important meeting with the officials of the Health Department, clearly said that the 108 ambulance service should be improved at any cost. Resolve the complaints coming related to this. For this he has given time till 15th November to the department.

In the meeting, the CM took information from the officials about the status of hospitals run by the Chief Minister Critical Illness Treatment Scheme, Ayushman Bharat Scheme, and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation. Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that it should be ensured that the people of the state get real and complete benefits of the Chief Minister Critical Illness Treatment Scheme and Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The new provisions made under these health schemes should be fully utilized.

To avail the benefits of these schemes, take full care that there is no complexity in the processes. Full benefits of medical grants should be ensured to the people of the state. The Chief Minister said that no patient should be entangled in the rules and regulations. There should not be any confusion regarding availing the benefits of the schemes. Make the processes simple and easy by taking this into account. While giving instructions to the officials, the Chief Minister said that complaints are being continuously received regarding the 108 ambulance services operating in the state.

108 ambulance service within the state should be improved at all costs by 15th November 2023. All ambulances should be fully operational by the said date. The Chief Minister said that if negligence is found in ambulance services, strict action will be taken against the concerned. He said that the medical system should be improved at any cost. Ambulance service should be available to the public smoothly and on time. Insensitivity will not be excusable under any circumstances.

In the meeting, a detailed discussion was held regarding health insurance of the registered labor class. Discussions were held on providing health insurance benefits up to Rs 5 lakh to registered workers. Information about the updated work progress of the hospitals located at Namkum (Ranchi), Adityapur (Seraikela-Kharsawan) and Maithon (Dhanbad) run by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was given. There was also discussion regarding the establishment of new hospitals of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation in Bokaro and Deoghar in the coming time.

During the meeting, State Health, Medical Services and Family Welfare Minister Banna Gupta, Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Health Department Arun Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Vandana Dadel, Principal Secretary Finance Department Ajay Kumar Singh, Secretary to the Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, Labor Department Secretary Rajesh Sharma, Labor Commissioner Sanjeev Besra, MD NHM Alok Trivedi and other officials were present.

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