150 crores to MB hospital under special plan
Udaipur : “ Working on its commitment towards making of a ‘Swastha Rajasthan’, the state government is making a new ‘Ayush policy’ to revive the rich and traditional systems of medicine “ said Health minister Rajendra Rathore on Saturday. Rathore was here to inaugurate the state level Arogya fair hosted by the Ayurveda department. The four day fair is being organized at the town hall to spread awareness among the common about the rich history of traditional medicines that were taught by sages centuries ago.
“India’s traditional health therapies like the Panchkarma and Ksharsutras have gained international recognition now. The government is doing all efforts to revamp the Ayurvedic, Yunani, Panchkarma institutions in the state by increasing facilities to benefit people from all serious ailments with zero side effects, Rathore said. Elaborating on the efforts being made by the government, the minister said “ to strengthen the medical department, we will soon fill 2595 vacant posts of Ayush physicians and 1605 of the nursing staff”.
He further added that to increase super speciality services at the MB hospital here, a special plan incurring 150 crore rupees is in the making which will be sanctioned soon. Also a budget of 9 crore will be spent for developing parking slots, new city dispensaries and extension of facilities in them”. The health minister also announced to fill 42 of the total 49 vacant posts in the Ayurveda college here with two new diploma courses on Panchkarma and Yoga to commence soon. On the occasion the health minister also dedicated an air conditioned ambulance for the Aarogya camps to be held in tribal dominant areas.
Health minister Rathore also made a visit to the MB hospital to review facilities at the swine flu ward. In a meeting with the experts of the RNT medical college and the officers of the medical department, Rathore advised them to extend the best facilities to the patients to check the deadly virus and keep the disease under control. Expressing discontent on absenteeism and irregularities in 108 service, the minister instructed the authorities to take disciplinary action against the erring people. The minister also asked the medical officers to ensure sample reports within 12 hours of test, proper facilities at the isolation wards and ICCUs and prompt compilation of reports of all positive swine flu cases.