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Centre assures of early installation of genome sequencing machine at Ranchi: Jharkhand Health Minister Banna

Jamshedpur, Jan 3: Union health minister  Mansukh Mandaviya has assured of aking a positive initiative on the demands of Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta for installation of genome sequencing in the state for identification of Omicron variant of Covid-19. 

Significantly, Banna Gupta first urged the Central Government to give Genome Sequencing Machine and suggested that since RIMS has got the title of research center, then genome sequence machine must be available here, accepting this Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told that the machine will be made available to Jharkhand under the process soon.

Minister Banna Gupta has been continuously demanding from the central government to increase the honorarium of Sahiya sisters from Rs 2,000 to Rs 7,000, and he reiterated his demand today, when he requested the Union minister and said that your demand is just and the central government will take a decision on this soon.

Banna Gupta demanded that the treatment of Covid patients under Ayushman Bharat scheme should be completely free, on which the Union Health Minister said that it has been linked to the Ayushman Bharat scheme, on which Minister Banna Gupta urged to implement it strictly so that the financial exploitation in the name of treatment by private hospitals can be stopped. Banna Gupta demanded that a tariff should be fixed for the treatment of Covid patients for all private hospitals in the country, in which the tariff from admission to discharge should be declared so that the loot that is being done in the name of treatment should be stopped.

He demanded that even after the death, a strict law should be made for the hospitals which stop the dead body for the due amount so that at least after the death, the relatives do not have to bother to perform the funeral and the funeral of the dead body should be done respectfully. 
Minister Banna Gupta requested to increase the contribution of Central and State schemes from 60:40 to 90:10 so that the State Government can strengthen its system.
Minister Banna Gupta told the Union Health Minister that the state government demands that the minimum age limit for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years should be reduced from 12 years to 18 years so that all school-going children can benefit from it so that its effect in schools and colleges. 
Banna Gupta said that when the ICMR and the Drug Controller of India have given permission to apply co-vaccine in children, the age limit for vaccination of children should be revised from 15 to 18 years to 12 to 18 years, so that more children can get benefit of this.

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