NEW DELHI, Jul 22: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki apprised Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad of the pressing need to augment health care delivery services in the state with requisite support from the GoI.
Calling on the union minister here today, Tuki stressed on the urgency to modernise and upgrade the district hospitals in the state.
Tuki highlighted the need to establish nursing and training institutes in the state to make up for the huge demand of nursing and paramedical staff, especially in remote places in the state. He mooted strengthening of emergency response services by additional allotment of necessary equipments and ambulances to enhance health related services.
“Against the backdrop of major administrative reforms in the state by way of creation of new districts and administrative centres, it is the responsibility of the state government to create health infrastructure for addressing health needs of the people,” he said.
Azad called for proposals from the state government so that immediate measures can be initiated to address the issues raised by the chief minister.
Azad lauded the initiatives of the CM of launching the Universal Health Insurance Scheme under which 2 lakh families of the state would be covered for health contingencies.
While accepting an invitation from the chief minister to the state, Azad expressed willingness to visit Arunachal Pradesh in the next half of the year to review the status of the health sector. (CMMC)