There would be no shortage of funds for development of healthcare facilities, assured CM Bhupesh Baghel

There would be no shortage of funds for development of healthcare facilities, assured CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel gave instructions to ensure effective implementation of haat bazaar clinic scheme, in order to provide regular healthcare facilities to the people in rural areas. 

He was addressing a meeting of health department held at his residence office here on Saturday. He has directed to ensure that the medical teams regularly visit haat-bazaars, people are provided health check up and treatment facilities along with medicines free of cost. He also gave instructions to recruit doctors and medical staff, and arrange ambulances for haat-bazaar clinics, as per the requirement.

Chief Minister said that the strengthening of Haat-Bazaar Clinic Scheme will also help in Covid management. Chief minister thoroughly reviewed the preparations for prevention of the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. He assured that there would be no shortage of funds and resources.

In the meeting, chief minister reviewed construction of medical colleges in Kanker, Korba and Mahasamund, recruitment of doctors and medical staff and procurement of medical equipment. Chief Minister gave instructions to complete the acquisition process of Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College as soon as possible. Minister said that patients in all the government hospitals should be provided free of cost medicines, and shops of generic medicines should be run in hospital premises.

Instructions were given to meet the shortage of technical officers through deputation and to complete the infrastructure development works in the hospitals, through CGMSC, within given time limit while adhering to the quality standards.

To prevent and prepare for the third wave of COVID-19, chief minister gave instructions to make proper arrangement of oxygen beds, ICU beds, ventilators, plants for oxygen supply, and oxygen cylinders from district hospitals to community health centers. In the meeting, officials were directed to take necessary action to benefit maximum number of people under Khubchand Baghel Aayushman Bharat Yojana.