Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet takes steps to revamp health sector in the State
Itanagar: Making visible its priorities, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday took important decisions to revamp and improve the health sector in the State.
It was decided to rationalize the posts of doctors, especially specialists to ensure that essential medical and special services are made available in each and every district. Blood bank facilities are to be made functional in every district and the director of Health & Family Welfare will submit a comprehensive proposal to the government in this regard, according to the Cabinet decision which was made available to the press on Monday.
Sufficient funding would be available to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) in order to establish the state-of-the-art facilities and for enhancing number of medical seats from 50 to 100. The Cabinet also decided to provide sufficient funding for purchase of equipment in this regard.
In another significant decision, the Cabinet decided to revise a package under Chief Minister Arogya Yojana (CMAY) in order to make it attractive for various speciality hospitals so that wide choice is available to the patients.
Moreover, the Cabinet also decided to establish ambulance services for providing facilities to patients, especially those of critical care, trauma and cardiac both and placed in the capital and different districts.
Free diagnostic services are being rolled out and would be made fully operational in the next two months which would provide wide rational clinical tests to patients at the level of district hospital, community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs).
In another significant decision of the State Cabinet, a government hospital of 250-bed and a dedicated maternal child and eye care facility unit would be established in the State capital. Apart from providing services to the residents of the capital, it would function as a satellite hospital and feeder to the TRIHMS hospital.
Moreover, two general hospitals would be upgraded to 200-bed level with all required facilities and manpower.
The Cabinet further decided to submit proposal for establishing AIIMS in Arunachal Pradesh to the union Health & Family Welfare ministry.
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