Agartala, October 15, 2022 : The Tripura Chief Minister – Dr Manik Saha today asserted that the state government is making efforts towards upgradation of Tripura Medical College And Dr Br Ambedkar Memorial Teaching Hospital to the level of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), setting-up of AIIMS Hospital and a Dental College.
A state-level programme has been organized on the occasions of the fourth anniversary of Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana and first anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here in Agartala city on Saturday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Dr Saha said that the government continues to make efforts towards development of health services in the state. “The government has prioritized infrastructural development of health to provide all kinds of modern treatment facilities across the state while each and every health centre of the state is being converted to Health & Wellness Centre”, he added.
Claiming Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana as one of the huge health insurance schemes in the world, the Chief Minister said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appreciated in the world arena for its successful implementation. Under the scheme, the beneficiary families are getting cashless assistance of up to Rs 5 lakh for treatment purposes. This has somewhat lessened the burden of the weaker section of people in terms of getting treatment facilities.”
He said “Tripura as compared to other states is not behind in any case in terms of healthcare services. It is important to build good relations between doctors and patients to provide good service. The patient and their family also must have faith in the doctors and their treatment.” He mentioned the efforts of the government towards upgradation of Tripura Medical College to the level of RIIMS and NEIGRIHMS, setting up of AIIMS hospital and a dental college. He also spoke about the important role of ASHA and healthcare workers in the successful Mukhyamantri Sustha Shaishab, Sustha Kaishor campaign.
The Tripura CM stated that the government is giving great importance to the setting up of modern health infrastructure in the state, Oxygen plant set up in IGM and AGMC hospital is the largest of its kind in the Northeast.
He also spoke on different initiatives being taken by the government towards empowering women.
In this programme, Chief Secretary J K Sinha, Director of Guwahati-based Regional Resource Centre Dr Ashok Roy, Secretary of Health & Family Welfare department Dr Debasish Basu and other officials were present during the programme. The welcome speech was delivered by Chief Executive Officer of Tripura Health Safety Samiti Subhendu Debharma and the vote of thanks was delivered by Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicines department Dr Radha Debbarma.
A documentary was shown on the success of Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana and of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. The Chief Minister interacted with beneficiaries who have benefitted under Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana. A logo of the Health & Family Welfare department was also launched by the Chief Minister in the programme.
For the successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojana, District Program Coordinators from different districts and the beneficiaries brought under the scheme were felicitated in the programme, Arogya Mitras were awarded on the ground of best implementation, issuance of largest number of Ayushman card and admitting patients to the hospital. Besides this, different health institutions were awarded the Abha card. National Quality Assurance Standard and implementation of Lakshya programme. The awards were handed over by the Chief Minister and the guests.