Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that to make the healthcare and medical facilities easily accessible to common people, all the district hospitals and block-level hospitals will be equipped with all kinds of facilities.
He has directed chief secretary to ensure that all the district collectors submit action plan for upgrading of the hospitals and health centers, within 15 days.
Chief minister said that in last six months, facilities such as ICU, oxygen related equipment, beds, ventilators etc in these hospitals have been enhanced and upgraded to provide better Covid treatment to the patients. It is important to ensure proper maintenance and use of such medical equipment to prepare for the third wave of Covid. Recently, the number of doctors in community health centers has also been significantly increased in view of the need to further strengthen health management.
Baghel said that action plan for development of all the district hospitals and community health centers should be prepared as soon as possible. Under this plan, all the aforementioned hospitals should be made well-equipped with operation theatre, labour room, laboratory, ICU, ventilators, blood bank and free medicines.
Chief minister said that facilities in these hospitals should be upgraded to provide 24x7 treatment facilities. Moreover, post graduate doctors of pediatrics, gynecology, anesthesia, pathology, medicine and surgery should be appointed in these hospitals, and the places where post graduates are not available, arrangements should be made to appoint the doctors trained in these subjects. Chief minister has given instruction to ensure that the district collectors submit the proposal as above along with the budget requirement within 15 days.