Scope of Ayushman Yojana expanded

  • More than 45 percent budget provisioned for the scheme

Bhopal: Deputy Chief Minister Rajendra Shukla said that in view of better medical facilities to all citizens, the scope of Ayushman Bharat Yojana has been expanded even more. So far, Ayushman cards of 4 crore 1 lakh members of about 1 crore 8 lakh families have been made. New Health Benefit Package-2022 has been implemented for Ayushman beneficiaries, in which beneficiaries are now being benefited under 1 thousand 952 procedures by expanding the earlier 1 thousand 670 medical procedures. Now more than 1 thousand hospitals in the state are associated with the scheme. There is a provision of Rs 1 thousand 381 crore for Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which is 45 percent more than last year.

Efforts to provide free testing services to every citizen

In case of unfortunate death during treatment in government hospitals of the state, there is a provision of ‘Madhya Pradesh Shanti Vahan Seva’ to hand over the dead body to the relatives with respect and take it to their home. ‘PM Air Ambulance Seva’ scheme has been started to provide high level medical treatment to critically ill patients at the right time in emergency situations. To provide free testing facilities to the citizens of the state, 132 types of testing facilities have been made available in district hospitals under the ‘Wet Lease Model’ with private participation, and 45 types of testing facilities in rural areas under the ‘Hub and Spoke Model’. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the government is determined to provide excellent and easily available health services.

Shukla said that through efficient financial management, availability of resources in every sector has been ensured for the overall development of the state. Adequate financial resources have been provided for education and health, youth and women empowerment, social upliftment, expansion of infrastructure, employment-self-employment opportunities, industrial development etc. as well as environment, culture. He has said that the budget will make the efforts to develop the state more successful and result-oriented.

34 pc increase in budget of the health sector

Shukla said that the health of the citizens is important for a strong developed state. Giving priority to this, the Madhya Pradesh government has made a provision of Rs 21 thousand 444 crore for the health sector for the year 2024-25, which is 34 percent more than the budget estimate of the year 2023-24. Deputy Chief Minister Shukla has said that the Madhya Pradesh government is continuously increasing investment in health facilities. The parameters of Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS) are being implemented to strengthen health services. The government has created more than 46 thousand new posts. Efforts are being made to fill these posts in the next 2 years. Institutional arrangements have also been strengthened so that there is a wide reach of health services in the state.

11 new govt medical colleges will be operated

Shukla said that adequate availability of medical manpower is important for the provision of medical services. He said that the government is making continuous efforts to increase the availability of medical education. In the year 2003, only 5 government medical colleges were operating in the state. Due to the tireless efforts of the government, currently 14 government medical colleges are operating. In the year 2024-25, 3 more government medical colleges will be operated in Mandsaur, Neemuch and Seoni. After this, our government is also trying to operate 8 more government medical colleges in the next 2 years. After the operation of new medical colleges, the number of new seats will be 3 thousand 605 at the undergraduate level and 1 thousand 507 at the postgraduate level.

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