JAMMU, APR 15:
Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today said the government has taken various path-breaking steps to equip the hospitals in the state with ultra-modern healthcare facilities with special focus on the health centres functioning in the border and far-off areas.
The Minister said this while addressing a public meeting at Khour wherein a large number of people hailing from all sections of the society participated.
MP, Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kushore Sharma, MLA, Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, MLA, Chhamb Dr Krishan Lal Bhagat and officers of line department were present in the public meeting.
Stressing that the government’s commitment is to provide healthcare facilities to the people at their doorsteps, the Minister said that sufficient number of doctors and para-medical staff would be placed in hospitals in Akhnoor, Khor and Chhamb for providing timely treatment to the patients, besides installing ultrasound machines in these hospitals.
He directed the concerned to conduct heath awareness camps in the rural areas to educate the masses about various diseases, preventive measures, sanitation and benefits of clean environment for good health.
Speaking on the occasion, MP Jammu-Poonch Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken various historic steps in the national interest.
Terming Medicare as the lifeline for the poor and downtrodden sections of the society, the MP informed that the Central government would cover 100 diseases under Ayushman Bharat, which would provide health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per eligible family per year.