Health minister accorded warm welcome across city on arrival
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb 3: Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta Sunday said the healthcare machinery in the state has the potential to improve through cooperation and dedicated efforts on behalf of government and all other stakeholders. He was speaking on his maiden visit to the city after becoming health minister. He was accorded warm welcome by party workers and supporters on his way to Jamshedpur from Ghatsila.
Gupta was also welcomed by the Jamshedpur chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA). He garlanded the statue of martyr Khudiram Bose at Mango Chowk. He reached Sakchi roundabout from Old Purulia Road via Mango main road. From here, he went to his Kadma office via Shastrinagar Block No 4 and Rankini Mandir.
Gupta said the health department officials and workers should admit their faults and mistakes and should try to improve. He said he was not in favour of using harsh measures against anyone. He called on all health department employees to work as a team. He further assured to protect all doctors and health workers.
The minister said efforts would be made to strengthen basic infrastructure in all government hospitals and health centres in the state. He said no one would be transferred unnecessarily. He said there was acute manpower crisis in hospitals which would be resolved soon. He said he would take up the matter with Chief Minister Hemant Soren. He said UCIL Hospital would be modernized and a governing body would be set up for better healthcare facilities.
Earlier, Gupta reached Maubhandar via Baharagora and Phuldungri before reaching the city. He met members of Christian community. He was welcomed at Phuldungri Chowk and Maubhandar Harijan Basti. He garlanded a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar. He also performed worship at Rankini Mandir in Jadugora.