Haryana to get new govt medical college in Bhiwani; CM laid foundation stone in presence of JP Nadda
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 30-Jul-2017

Bhiwani, July 30: To face the problem of shortage of doctors in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has laid the foundation of a new government medical college in Prem Nagar Village. Along with the opening, he also announced the state government will soon launch a medical insurance scheme to make surgeries affordable for poor patients. He urged Centre to set up an institute like the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the state.

On the issue of the doctor shortage in the state, he said, ““As per the international healthcare standards, with a population of 1.7 crores, Haryana requires over 27,000 doctors, but we have over 12,000 of them, including private practitioners.” As Union Health Minister JP Nadda was present on the occasion, he urged him to set up AIIMS in Haryana.

JP Nadda mentioned Centre’s contribution to of Rs 150 crore to PGIMS at Rohtak. The grant was provided for setting up a super specialty block on the campus.

Sometimes the poor section of the society cannot undergo surgery due to lack of money. To help them, a medical insurance scheme is planned to provide the facility of surgery and affordable treatment. Under the scheme, a nominal charge will be taken from the patients and the remaining expenditure would be borne by the insuring company.

To change the scenario of the health in the state, medical colleges in each district is planned to set up. “The state government has finalized a plan to establish 19 medical colleges. The work on these projects is likely to begin before the end of the present tenure,” said Khattar.