To strengthen the health services in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister said the state government will soon open another medical college in Pasighat. He also announced that state government will be expanding the 50-bedded Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences Institute to 100-bed.
“Besides expanding health services, it will also increase the intake of medical students in the institute,” Khandu said while attending the foundation day celebration of Rama Krishna Mission (RKM) Hospital in Itanagar on October 19th, 2019
Also commemorating the hospital’s 40 years of service to Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister inaugurated the Obstetrics Ward and the first-ever blood component separation unit in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said RKM Hospital is rendering valuable service to the state by meeting the healthcare needs of the people. He said it was on this day that hospital was formally inaugurated and declared open by Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj, the 10th President of the RK Mission. He said the hospital has grown from being a simple dispensary to a multidisciplinary hospital.
To strengthen the hospital, Chief Minister said the state government is willing to work with the RKM hospital on public-private partnership mode to expand the hospital’s capacity to 300-bedded hospital. He said the state government is ready to assist the hospital in terms of infrastructure and funds for manpower.
Chief Minister said the state government also wishes to connect the hospital with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal Yojana, health benefit schemes of the centre and the state government respectively. He said the coverage under both the scheme has reached around 1 lakh household in the state and the RKM Hospital being covered under the scheme will immensely benefit the people.
Khandu mentioned that the state government under Mukhya Mantri Rogi Kalyan Kosh provides grant in aid for medicine procurement and infrastructure. He informed that the health department has banned all central procurement of medicines and now will be procured from the district level. He said this will enable the respective districts to place their procurement as per their needs and enable people to have free medicines.
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