Cong’s Healthcare Manifesto Promises Free Treatment Up to Rs 10 Lakh, Several Other Sops

Forward of the Gujarat Meeting elections, the state Congress on Saturday introduced its healthcare manifesto titled ‘Jan Arogya Sankalp Patra’ that promised free therapy of as much as Rs 10 lakh in authorities and authorized personal hospitals in addition to free organ transplant if voted to energy.

All government-owned major well being centres, group well being centres, referral and civil hospitals shall be made “5 star” like Nationwide Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Suppliers (NABH), as per the occasion’s ‘sankalp patra’.

The occasion stated it might additionally body a particular coverage to “cut back unequal delivery fee of little children”. Communities shall be recognized with gender imbalance and a sum of Rs 3,000 monthly shall be transferred into the financial institution accounts of daughters, whereas help of Rs 30 lakh shall be given to households having solely daughters in previous age, the Congress manifesto stated.

It additionally promised to extend the healthcare funds of the state with a view to obtain international requirements within the sector. State Congress President Jagdish Thakor stated the Congress-led UPA-I and II governments on the Centre (between 2004 and 2014) gave high precedence to Gujarat when it got here to implementing welfare schemes.

“Gujarat was the primary choice for 108 ambulance service when it was launched by the Congress-led Central authorities,” he stated. “Guarantees made by the Congress within the healthcare sector have been carried out in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Gujarat, too, when Congress varieties authorities, we are going to fulfil these guarantees, that are very a lot attainable to implement. We now have set a goal of successful greater than 125 seats,” Thakor stated.

By the way, a couple of days in the past, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had instructed reporters right here that the schemes carried out by his authorities shall be replicated in Gujarat if his occasion is voted to energy in polls more likely to be held later this 12 months. As per the occasion healthcare manifesto, other than free therapy of as much as Rs 10 lakh for all residents in authorities hospitals and authorized personal hospitals, there would even be free kidney, liver and coronary heart transplant procedures.

The occasion would open ‘janata dispensary’ in each village and civic wards, whereas distant villages will get “cellular authorities hospital”. As per the manifesto, there shall be clear recruitment of professional docs, nursing and technical workers with full wage in all authorities hospitals, whereas authorities well being centres and hospitals will get “generic medical shops so that individuals get “high quality medicines at cheap costs”.

The occasion will even promote Ayurvedic, Unani, Homeopathic (AYUSH) therapies, for which it can develop an intensive curriculum, other than appointing enough tutorial and non-academic workers in medical faculties.

“Skilled docs shall be appointed in district-level authorities hospitals for therapy of coronary heart illness, kidney illness, most cancers and so on. Intensive programmes shall be run to eradicate malnutrition amongst moms and kids, and diet centres shall be arrange in talukas with excessive prevalence,” it stated.

The occasion, if voted to energy, claimed it can promote the idea of “wholesome citizenry” by giving precedence to sports activities grounds, indoor stadiums, gymnasiums, yoga centres and nature remedy. Intensive programmes shall be run to scale back maternal and little one mortality under the nationwide fee, the occasion stated.

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