Ranchi, Jul 3: State’s Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi said
that to tide over the crisis of doctors in the state the government is
opening three new medical colleges in Palamu, Dumka and Hazaribagh for
which the building construction would be completed by January 2019.
Addressing a press conference at the Suchana Bhawan here he admitted
that there was lack of doctors in the state and the state government
was trying to address the issue at all possible levels.
He said that
under the ambitious Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme efforts are
being made to link all the people and at present BPL families are
availing the scheme while APL too can get its benefits after paying
the premium from their own pocket.
The minister said that the state government was also committed to
improve the health care facilities in thr rural pockets of the state
for which various new schemes have been initiated. He said that under
the Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme under the secondary
insurance scheme a sum of Rs 50,000, additional benefits of Rs 30,000
to senior citizens, death due to accident Rs 2 lakh and in case of
partial handicap a sum of Rs 1 lakh is being provided. He said that
under the scheme a sum of Rs 200 crore has been set aside for the year
Mr Chandravanshi said that the government would develop a medico city
in Itki of Ranchi on PPP mode where all health amenities would be
available. The plan would involve an investment of Rs 918.20 crore
which would be constructed on an area of 66.18 acre.
Addressing the press Additional Chief Secretary of the Health
Department Sudhir Tripathi said that 108 ambulance service in the
state is expected to commence in the month of August. He said that by
December end 329 ambulances would be ready which included 40 advance
and remaining basic ambulances. He said that a call center for the
ambulance service is also ready.