Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Public Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has said that the government is making alternative arrangements in view of doctors’ shortage in the state. Ambulance 108 service will be made available in entire state for extending instant medical assistance to patients and injured. He said this at the inauguration of a camp of mobile railway hospital Lifeline Express at Biaora today.
The camp at Biaora was held by Pragati Manav Sewa Sansthan, Raghogarh with the cooperation of Impact India. Dr. Mishra also informed about State Government’s Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Free Medicine Distribution Scheme, Deendayal Antyodaya Upchar Yojna, Jeevan-Shree and Aam Admi insurance schemes.
At the programme, Medical Education Minister Shri Anup Mishra said that Lifeline Express will benefit people living in remote areas who do not have access to hospitals. He said that the State Government is making efforts to improve health services including participation of private-public participation in establishment of hospitals and medical colleges.
Public Relations Minister and in-charge of Rajgarh district Shri Laxmikant Sharma said that holding camp of Lifeline Express is a pious work for extending medical facilities to the poor. He said that maximum number of people should avail benefit of Lifeline Express. He also directed the district collector to get assessed loss to crops by frost and provide compensation at the earlest.
State’s former Chief Minister Shri Digvijaya Singh threw light on the objectives of NGO Pragati Manav Sewa Sansthan. He said that governments chalk out programmes and schemes, but all should come forward to implement them. He gave information about medicines, equipment for disabled and paramedical staff being provided by the State Government for lifeline Express. Member of Parliament Shri Narayan Singh Amalabe also spoke on the occasion.
At Lifeline Express CEO Dr. Rajneesh Gaur informed that surgery of persons with mutilated lips, operations of polio-affected children upto 14 year of age is performed at Lifeline Express apart from fixing artificial limbs to disabled persons and operations of cataract and ear.
He informed that the camp will continue at Biaora till February 2, 2013.
Rajgarh MLA Shri Hemraj Kalponi, Biaora MLA Shri Purushottam Danti, Zila Panchayat Chairperson Smt. Sumitra Bhilala, other public representatives and a large number of villagers were present at the camp.