Himachal Pradesh: CM Jai Ram Thakur launches four new health schemes
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday launched four new health schemes for the state. The new health schemes include Mukhaya Mantri Chikitsa Raahat Kosh, Mukhya Mantri Rajya Swasthya Dekhbhal Yojana, Himachal Pradesh Health Protection Scheme and Telemedicine scheme.
After launching health schemes for the state in Mandi, CM Jai Ram Thakur said that financial assistance would be provided to the patients from Mukhaya Mantri Chikitsa Rahat Kosh who were not covered under social security pension scheme.
He further added that the people would also be facilitated by enhancing the assistance under Mukhaya Mantri Awasthya Dekhbhal Yojana through 175 registered government and private health institutes by enhancing the financial assistance from existing provision of Rs 30,000 to Rs 5 lakh.
“Under Himachal Pradesh Universal Health Protection Scheme the facility for free treatment upto Rs five lakh would be made available,” the CM said.
On the occasion, the CM also announced to open Atal Medical and Research University in Ner Chowk medical college and enhancing the monthly pay of medical officers appointed on a contract basis by Rs 10,000 and that of specialist medical officers on a contract basis by Rs 15,000 per month.
CM Jai Ram Thakur also inaugurated OPD/IPD, Trauma Centre of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri government medical college and stated that the people of the area would get specialised medical and emergency services round the clock.