Centre to launch ‘One Nation, One Dialysis’ programme soon
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday while on a 2-day visit to Tamil Nadu said that the Central government has allocated over Rs.2,600 crore towards health for Tamil Nadu under the National Health Mission, and Rs.404 crore for medical infrastructure advancement in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission.
Mandaviya virtually laid the foundation stone of CGHS Wellness Centre and Lab at Avadi. Addressing the gathering, the Union Minister said the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital is the only Centre with 2 surgeon consoles and congratulated the state for achieving the goal set for MMR and IMR well ahead of the rest of the states.
Covering 1.58 crore families in Tamil Nadu, he added that under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, 75 lakh people have availed of the benefits. Stating that the Covid vaccination status in the southern state has reached 11 crores 26 lakh doses with 94 percent being first doses and 82 percent comprising second doses, the Minister mentioned it as a commendable feat.
Speaking about the Nikshay Mitr Abhiyan a TB Patient/ Village Adoption scheme, he said around 50,000 patients suffer from TB in Tamil Nadu. He appealed to the people to extend their support for this scheme.
“Only with your support, like in Covid, can we overcome this hurdle to the nation’s progress together, ” he added.
Saying that the Central government will soon launch the ‘One Nation, One Dialysis’ programme, under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme, Mandaviya said through this scheme, any patient can get a dialysis facility from anywhere in the country.
Earlier on Sunday, he visited the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital in Chennai and witnessed the Robotic Surgery Facility and Early Pregnancy Screening Centre located at the hospital.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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