Academic activities in three medical colleges to start next year, says CM
Ranchi, Aug. 2: Presiding over a high level meeting attended by Union Health Secretary C. K. Mishra and Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Beema Yojana will start from 25th September on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pt. Din Dayal Upadhyay. The CM said Jharkhand will be freed from Kala-azar for which the girl students of Kasturba Gandhi Schools will start a campaign very soon.
Congratulating the state government authorities for bringing about a positive change in the state, Union Health Secretary C. K. Mishra said the Central and state governments will work hand in hand in the health sector. The Centre will help in every area. Kala-azar, secure maternity and maternal mortality rate have to be focused, he said.
The CM said a special campaign is being run in four districts of Santhal Pargana (Dumka, Sahebganj, pakur and Godda) to eradicate Kala-azar. “The CS and Additional CS Health should monitor it. The girl students of Kasturba Gandhi School should make people of at least five villages aware about health and hygiene under their social service program. The school showing outstanding result will be awarded Rs. 1 lakh,” he said.
The CM said that all necessary steps should be undertaken to start teaching from the next year in three medical colleges for which foundation stones have been laid. The teaching in MBBS courses must start in these colleges from next year. He appealed to the Union Health Secretary to lend assistance to Jharkhand in getting approval for the three new medical colleges. He also said that CIP at Kanke should be made one of the best medical colleges of the country.
The Union Health Secretary said that from 2019, AIIMS will become functional in Deoghar.
The CM said that data should be collected on patients from a particular area visiting or referred to RIIMS. The Civil hospital is the back-bone and it must be strengthened, he said.
Das directed the CS to provide the format of a tour diary to all civil surgeons and district level officers of all departments so that their visit of their respective areas can be monitored. “If a doctor or ANM is not present on duty in a particular hospital or health center, strict and direct action should be taken against the civil surgeon. It is responsibility of the Civil Surgeons and all district level officers to keep the subordinate offices under control. Officers who are not feeling this responsibility should quit the job,” he said.
On the suggestion of the Union Health Secretary, the CM said the primary health centres that have buildings but lack doctors and other amenities should be transparently run by renowned NGOs. Advertisements should be floated for this, he said.