Bhopal: A high-level discussion on the effective implementation of health facilities and commitment was held on the second day today of the two-day Right to Health Conclave. Cabinet Ministers Tulsiram Silavat, Vijaylaxmi Sadho, Prabhuram Chaudhary, Kamleshwar Patel, PC Sharma and Jaivardhan Singh remained present on the occasion.
During the discussion, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Tulsiram Silawat gave the information about the works undertaken so far for Right to Health. He said that for the effective implementation of health services, better coordination between various departments of the state government is must. He told that after the formation of the new government a strict campaign has been started against adulterators in the state. Action has been taken under NSA against 31 adulterators in the last three months. He said that work is being done at a fast pace in the direction of realizing the concept of a healthy state.
Medical Education, AYUSH Minister Vijailaxmi Sadho said that the number of government medical colleges in the state has now increased to 13. The state government has sent proposals to open ten more new government medical colleges to the central government. Medical Education Department’s effort is to overcome the shortage of doctors in the state. Sadho said that by the year 2022, the number of doctors in Madhya Pradesh will be as per requirement. She said that total focus would be on quality in the medical field.
School Education Minister Prabhuram Chaudhury informed that there are 1.20 lakh government schools in the state in which about 1.65 crore students are pursuing studies. He urged to conduct regular health examination of school children. The Minister said that positive information regarding body changes is being imparted to children through the recently started Umang programme.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Kamleshwar Patel informed that 50 thousand 236 villages in the state have been declared ODF. Arrangements are being made for the management of solid waste in Gram Panchayats. Regarding the mid-day meal, he said that centralized kitchens have been arranged in big cities. Roads of rural areas are being connected to the main roads so that health services can be run more effectively. He suggested that MBBS students, who resolve to serve in rural areas for 10 years will be granted fee-concession. This can remove the shortage of doctors to a great extent. Public Relations Minister PC Sharma suggested that a Medical College should be opened in Bhopal’s JP Hospital. He also spoke about paying special attention to the arrangement of pure water.