Ranchi, March 3: Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that the government is committed to provide better health care to the people. The urban areas have a level health services and efforts are being made to provide the same was available in the rural areas as well.
The Chief Minister said this while inaugurating a Heath Help Centre at Doranda. He started the free health service of Dial 104. He said that recently the Ranchi police have taken a important step of providing ambulance service to road accident victims.
He said that the government wants to use new technology to provide facilities to the people in the interior areas. He said that because of lack of information there are deaths even because of minor diseases. This 104 system would make people aware and help would be available all the 24 hours at the Centre. He said the people would be informed about nearest hospitals, doctors and availability of medicines through SMS services.
At another function, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Community Health Centre at Hazart Kutubuddin Resaldar Baba Dargah. This place, he said had a special identity and an inner strength.
Speaking on the occasion Health Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh said that the Health Information Helpline would be beneficial to the common people. By opening this thirty bedded hospital at the cost of Rs 3.5 crores a health care gap was being bridged. He said in recent past doctors and para medical staff has been appointed and foundation for a super specialty hospital of Apollo group been laid.
MLAs Navin Jaiswal and Ramchandra Baith also addressed the gathering on the occasion. Additional Chief Secretary Sudhir Prasad, Principal Health Secretary BK Tripathi, Director in Chief Sumant Mishra, MD NRHM Manish Ranjan were among others present on the occasion.