Azad Castigates State For ‘Poor’ Implementation Of Schemes

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today castigated state government for failing to implement several centrally sponsored schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a local news agency, KNS Azad said, “Despite the availability of many health schemes from the central government these are not properly implemented. He emphasized that state government should implement all the centre sponsored schemes as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today announced that 200 Ambulances will be allotted within one month on the occasion of inauguration of Mobile Medical Services here today. He dedicated newly inaugurated, three High tech Medical Mobile Units (Critical Ambulance) to people.

As per a statement these ambulances are fitted with latest equipments and machinery like, X-Ray machine, ECG machine, Suction machine, Defreezer, Refrigerator, besides some other facilities. One doctor and one paramedic would also be attached with each ambulance.

These ambulances would be used in far flung areas of the state from where it is at times difficult to ferry patients to tertiary care hospitals. These ambulances are part of 2035 National Mobile Medical Units which are to be inducted in 431 districts of the country. J&K would be getting 11 such ambulances, reads the statement.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Azad has said the Central government has included J&K as a special category state under NRHM under which the funding pattern has been eased to 90: 10 from the previous 75:25. He said new components are being added to Janani Suraksha Yojna to give more facilities to pregnant women and new born babies. He said now pre and post natal care and treatment to women at Government run hospitals would be provided free of cost. Also, he said, the new born babies would be treated up to their first birthday free of cost. He said these new features to the scheme would be started from J&K itself.

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