Web-based Medicine receipt and Inventory Control system, ‘www.pyaribitiya.in’ website also inaugurated
Urban Primary Health Centers will benefit urban poor : Chief Minister
‘Pyari Bitiya’ website will effectively combat of female foeticide
People will be benefited by implementation of the web based system maintaining details of availability of medicines in government hospitals State Government’s efforts improve health services
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that new urban primary health centres will benefit the urban poor and people will be benefited by implementation of the web based system maintaining details of availability of medicines in government hospitals. He also expressed hope that the ‘Pyari Bitiya’ website will help in effectively combating the menace of ‘Female Foeticide’.
The Chief Minister was speaking at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan after inaugurating 100 new urban primary health centres and launching the www.pyaribitiya.in website. He pointed out that due to the sustained efforts of the state government, health services have improved in the state. Congratulating Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan for the same, he said people were feeling the change in the health care scenario in the state. This, Mr. Yadav added, was being reflected in the increased footfall of patients in government hospitals because their treatment, medicines, check up’s and x-rays have been made free of cost.
The 108 Samajwadi Swasthya Seva and the 102 National Ambulance Service, he further stated, had become a boon for the needy and has also generated employment for the jobless. More than 15,000 youth have been given employment through the ambulance services. Mr. Yadav also said that due to the efforts of the state government 500 seats of MBBS have been increased in state’s government medical colleges and added that the government was also establishing new medical colleges and paramedical institutes.
Underlining how the state government had appointed 1731 new doctors, the Chief Minister expressed hope that the doctors would realise their responsibilities and discharge their duties well. He also assured of more doctors in future through the public service commission as and when required. The Chief Minister also referred to the Metro Rail and the six-lane AgraLucknow Expressway saying the government was undertaking new schemes in several sectors. He also mentioned the construction of cycle tracks in many cities.
Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan said that the new urban health centres would bring treatment close to the urban poor and exhorted the doctors posted at these centres to work dedicatedly for the patients and ensure that the PHC’s turn into model hospitals. Treatment would be available for patients at these PHC’s from morning 8 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 8 pm in the evening. Minister of State for Health Mr. Shankh Lal Majhi said that these urban PHCs would provide better healthcare for people living in shanties. Mr. Nitin Agarwal, Minister of State for Health also said that health services launched by the state government were benefiting the people of the state in a big way.
Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan said that 108 Samajwadi Health Service had proved to be a great success and 30 lakh people had been benefited by it. He also said that mother and infant mortality rate had also come down due to the efforts of the state government. Principal Secretary (Health) Mr. Arvind Kumar, in his welcome address informed that the 100 uran PHC’s were being operated in 41 districts and added that in the current financial year 80 new urban PHC’s would be established.
State representative of Unicef Niloufar Pourzand on the occasion said that 22 per cent of UP’s population lived in the cities and this number was increasing rapidly. Lauding the efforts made by the state government in the healthcare sector, she said these urban PHC’s would go a long way in providing better healthcare to people in the cities. She also assured all cooperation to the state government from the Unicef.
Team Task Leader of the World Bank, Mr. Vikram Rajan said the state occupied a pivotal place in meeting the healthcare targets in India. Congratulating the good work being undertaken by the state government to improve health and medicare in the state, he assured all possible help from the World Bank towards its initiatives in the health sector. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Mission Director of the National Health Mission Mr. Amit Kumar Ghosh. Also present at the event were minister in the state government Mr. Ambika Chowdhary, Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Mr. Balram Yadav and other dignitaries.