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New initiatives worth 500-cr for healthcare in India's Assam

Sep 02, 2013

The government also rolled a dedicated Mother and child tracking telephone based system in the north-eastern state of Assam in India.

 

India’s Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad launches new health initiatives worth Rs. 500-crore under NRHM in Assam. The schemes shall provide accessible, equitable and affordable healthcare services across the country.

In Assam, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with the state Chief Minister Tarun Gagoi launched a number of health schemes for strengthening the public health services. With a budget of Rs. 500-crore, the schemes under National Rural Health Mission, will provide accessible, equitable and affordable healthcare services across the country.

Improving the health standards of Assam, government on Monday launched several schemes dedicated specially for the upkeep of young expecting mothers and children. Launching several first of its kind initiatives such as the Tele Radiology Services, Iron plus initiatives for young girls and free inter hospital ambulances, the government plans to address several serious health issues plaguing the country.

Apart from these, the government also rolled a dedicated Mother and child tracking telephone based system in Assam. Streamlining the drug distribution network, the state government even launched 'FREE DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM'.  In addition, fourteen new MCH wings were added to district Civil hospitals of Assam.

Pegged to be at a cost over Rs. 300-crore under the National Rural Health Mission, the initiatives come at a crucial time when the country confronts with escalating figures of mother mortality and malnutrition children.

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