Availability of healthcare minimized fatality of infants and mothers
People have faith in ‘108’ Samajwadi Ambulance Service and ‘102’ National Ambulance Service
Chief Minister lays foundation stone of the academic block of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences and inaugurates the Medicine ward of the Lohia Joint Hospital
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the biggest challenge facing healthcare was to ensure that medical facilities reach the countryside and how the treatment for the poor can become more affordable. Adding that the present state government was trying its best to ensure that health care reach the people to the maximum.
It is because of this, he added that fatalities of new borns and mothers had come down in the state. The Chief Minister was speaking at a function after laying the foundation stone of the academic block at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences and the inauguration of the 40-bed Lohia joint hospital. On this occasion, he announced that from the next financial year an integrated policy for providing salary, first to the non-teaching staff posted at the Rural Medical College, Saifai, and thereafter to the similar staff posted at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, at par with the SGPGI would be formulated. He also announced to provide additional land for the RMLIMS as per the norms of MCI for its future expansion. He also listened to the problems of the contract employees and said that appropriate action will be taken to solve their problems.
The Chief Minister expressed happiness about the merger of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Joint hospital and RMLIMS and said both students of the medical fraternity and people will be benefited by this development. He also said that Netaji had envisaged the institute on the lines that people get better, accessible and affordable medicare for which the State Government was working relentlessly. Mr. Yadav said that the Samajwadi government was working to ensure that more and more doctors are available so that treatment is available for all.
With this aim in mind, despite great difficulties, the CM pointed out, the state government had succeeded in getting 500 more seats of MBBS for medical colleges in the state, which never happened in the past. Discussing the Rural Institute of Medical Sciences Saifai, Mr. Yadav said people were circumspect earlier about the quality of treatment in this medical facility but now it is not only giving treatment to the people in its vicinity but to people from all over.
Expressing hope that the academic block will be completed as soon as possible, the C.M. urged the doctors and management of the institute to ensure that there is no laxity in providing treatment to the patients and also to give the best treatment to the patients. He also underlined that there cannot be a place of corruption in such a noble profession. People have faith in ‘108’ Samajwadi Ambulance Service and ‘102’ National Ambulance Service, the Chief Minister said and added that people were being benefited by these services.
The Chief Minister stressed that the debate should be on black money, inflation, price rise and unemployment and if some work is done on these issues, it would be good for the people. The present state government, he pointed out, was not only working towards cleanliness but also on greenery. He said that global warming and climate change should also be debated.
Addressing the function, the PWD Minister Mr. Shivpal Singh Yadav expressed hope that patients will get same facilities in RMLIMS as are being provided in the PGI. Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan said that good and sensitive doctors will propel the institute to greater heights and would be known all over the country for its services. Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan said the State Government was committed to providing good healthcare to people of the state. The event was also addressed by director of the Institute Prof. Nuzhat Hussain. Chief Medical Officer of the Dr. Lohia Joint hospital Dr. RC Agarwal proposed the vote of thanks.
At the beginning of the event, the Chief Minister lit the ceremonial inaugural lamp. Also present were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Technical Education and Skill Development Minister of State Mr. Abhishek Mishra, people’s representatives, Principal Secretary Medical Education Mr. Arvind Kumar, DG Health Mrs. Vijaylaxmi, a large number of doctors, students, media persons and other dignitaries.