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Haryana: Rs 391.08 crore allocated for transformative healthcare endeavors like Yoga and Ayush
Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaz Yojana, A Beacon of Hope
Chandigarh, November 28, 202- In a journey towards holistic healthcare, Haryana, under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal is witnessing a paradigm shift in its medical landscape. Since 2014, the state has been on an upward trajectory, making significant strides in health infrastructure, specialized services, and medical education.
Haryana proudly holds the torch in the country's Anemia-Free Campaign, a testament to the state's commitment to eradicating preventable health issues.
The government's comprehensive health schemes have led to a continuous increase in medical universities, colleges, and healthcare centres, ensuring accessibility for all.
With a focus on accessibility, the government has rolled out 610 ambulances providing emergency services round the clock. Home-based treatment, facilitated by 59 medical mobile units, brings healthcare directly to the doorsteps of the people, bridging gaps in remote areas.
Since 2014, a total of 2807 medical officers have been recruited, forming a crucial backbone in the delivery of healthcare services across the state. This surge in manpower has significantly enhanced the accessibility and availability of medical expertise, ensuring that communities receive the care they deserve.
As Haryana forges ahead on its journey to becoming a healthcare pioneer, Chief Minister Manohar Lal's leadership stands out as a beacon of progress.
The state's multifaceted approach, from eradicating anaemia to fostering medical education and research, exemplifies a commitment to the well-being of its people, setting a benchmark for the nation to follow.
A forward-looking approach guides the state government's plan to fortify healthcare for the future. Construction is underway for 144 buildings, a strategic mix of 48 sub-health centres, 46 Primary Health Centers (PHCs), 33 Community Health Centers (CMCs), and 17 district civil hospitals. This ambitious initiative aims to bring healthcare closer to communities and eliminate barriers to medical assistance.
Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaz Yojana, A Beacon of Hope
Under the Mukhyamantri Muft ilaz Yojana, seven types of services, from surgeries to diagnostics and essential medications, are provided free of cost. This initiative ensures that financial constraints never stand in the way of quality healthcare for the residents of Haryana.
Surgeries, laboratories investigations, along with X-Ray, ECG and USG, Indoor Services, OPD Services, Referral transport/Ambulance services and Dental treatment are available free of cost to the patients.
Recognizing the challenges faced by Hemophilia, Thalassemia, and cancer patients, the Haryana State Transport buses now provide free travel facilities. This not only eases the financial burden on patients and their families but also ensures that geographical distance is not a barrier to accessing vital medical care.
A significant step towards healthcare equity is the provision of free medicines, consumables, and dental items in government hospitals and medical colleges.
The availability of 544 medicines, 257 consumables, and 88 dental items free of cost underscores the government's commitment to making healthcare accessible to all.
Moreover, the introduction of City Scan services in 17 District Civil Hospitals, Hemodialysis in 22 Civil Hospitals, MRI services in 5 District Civil Hospitals, and Cardiology services at 4 centres reflects a proactive approach to addressing diverse medical needs within the state. Under the current government's tenure, 13 civil hospitals have been upgraded from 100-bedded facilities to 200-bedded hospitals, while the Ambala City Civil Hospital has seen a remarkable transformation from a 200-bedded to a 300-bedded institution.
These upgrades signify not only an increase in capacity but also an elevation in the quality of healthcare services offered to the people of Haryana.
Government's visionary investments in Medical Education and Research
In a pioneering stride towards a healthier future, the government is embarking on a transformative journey with substantial investments in the healthcare sector, specifically targeting the augmentation of medical education and research. This strategic initiative encompasses a series of ambitious projects set to redefine the landscape of healthcare and medical training.
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay University of Health Sciences, currently under construction in Kutail, Karnal, stands as a testament to the government's commitment, with a staggering investment of Rs 761.51 crore.
This state-of-the-art institution promises to be a hub of innovation and excellence, fostering the next generation of healthcare leaders. Second on the list of this visionary approach is the establishment of the National Cancer Institute in Badhsa, Jhajjar, at a cost of Rs 2035 crore.
This 710-bed facility not only signifies a giant leap in cancer care but also positions the region as a key player in cutting-edge medical research.
The momentum continues with the commencement of Phase-2 construction for the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College in Karnal, showcasing an investment of Rs 373.25 crore.
Delving deeper into specialized care, the government's commitment extends to dental health with the establishment of a dedicated dental college within the campus of Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College in Nalhar, Nuh, at an estimated cost of Rs 172.65 crore. This move recognizes the importance of oral health in the broader spectrum of healthcare.
Beyond the boundaries of individual districts, the government is strategically dispersing resources across Bhiwani, Jind, Gurugram, Narnaul, Kaithal, Sirsa, and Yamunanagar, allocating significant funds for the establishment of medical colleges. This forward-thinking approach ensures equitable access to healthcare and educational opportunities, addressing regional disparities head-on.
The healthcare revolution extends beyond medical colleges. Government initiatives include the establishment of nursing colleges in Safidon, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Rewari, Panchkula, and Faridabad, with construction costs totaling Rs 194.30 crore. Recognizing the indispensable role of well-trained nursing staff, these institutions will contribute to a holistic healthcare ecosystem.
Yoga, Ayush, and Holistic Well-being
The Manohar government's visionary commitment to holistic healthcare is reshaping the state's medical landscape through a series of groundbreaking AYUSH initiatives, backed by significant financial investments. From the establishment of the pioneering Haryana Yoga Commission to the inauguration of the country's first Shri Krishna AYUSH University in Kurukshetra, the state is witnessing a transformative journey towards the integration of traditional Indian systems of medicine. Notably, the newly inaugurated Post Graduate Institute of Yoga, Naturopathy, Education, and Research in Jhajjar and the Baba Kheta Nath Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Narnaul stand as tangible symbols of accessible holistic healthcare, offering outpatient and inpatient services.
The forthcoming National Institute of Ayurveda in Panchkula, the Government Unani College and Hospital in Nuh, and the Government Homeopathic College and Hospital in Ambala and Hisar further underscores the state's commitment to preserving and promoting diverse approaches to wellness, supported by substantial financial allocations totalling approximately Rs 391.08 crore for these transformative healthcare endeavours.
As these institutions take root and construction projects unfold, Haryana emerges as a beacon of comprehensive healthcare, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity for the well-being of its residents.