Gujarat Congress Manifesto: Gujarat Assembly Polls: Congress Health Care Manifesto promises free treatment up to Rs 10 lakh, several other sops

Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the state Congress on Saturday announced its healthcare manifesto titled “Jan Arogya Sankalp Patra” which promised free treatment up to Rs 10 lakh to the government and endorsed hospitals private as well as free organ transplants in the event of a vote in power. All primary health centers, community health centers, referral hospitals, and government-owned civilian hospitals will become “five-star”, such as the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), in accordance with the “sankalp patra” of the party.

The party said it would also develop a special policy to “reduce the unequal birth rate of sons and daughters”.

Communities will be identified with gender imbalance and a sum of Rs 3,000 per month will be transferred to girls’ bank accounts, while aid of Rs 30 lakh will be given to families with only aged daughters, a stated the congressional manifesto.

He also promised to increase the state health budget in order to reach world standards in the sector.

State Congress Speaker Jagdish Thakor said that the Congress led UPA-I and II governments in the Center (between 2004 and 2014) gave Gujarat top priority when it came to implementing social protection programs.

“Gujarat was the first preference for the 108 ambulance service when it was started by the Congress-led central government,” he said.

“The promises made by Congress in the health sector have been implemented in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Also in Gujarat, when Congress forms the government, we will fulfill these promises, which are very much achievable. set a target of winning more than 125 seats,” Thakor said.

By the way, a few days ago the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, told reporters here that his government’s schemes would be replicated in Gujarat if his party were elected to power in likely polls. to be held later this year.

According to the party’s manifesto on healthcare, apart from free treatment up to Rs 10 lakh for all citizens in government hospitals and licensed private hospitals, there would also be free kidney, liver and heart transplant procedures.

The party would open a “janata dispensary” in every village and civic quarter, while remote villages would benefit from a “mobile government hospital”.

In accordance with the manifesto, there will be transparent recruitment of expert doctors, nurses and technical staff with full salaries in all public hospitals, while health centers and government hospitals will have “generic medical stores” so that people get “quality drugs at reasonable prices”. .

The party will also promote Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathic (AYUSH) treatments, for which it will develop an intensive program, in addition to appointing adequate academic and non-academic staff in medical schools.

“Expert physicians will be appointed in district government hospitals for the treatment of heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, etc. Intensive programs will be carried out to eradicate malnutrition among mothers and children, and nutrition centers will be created in high prevalence talukas,” it said.

The party, if elected to power, said it would promote the concept of “healthy citizenship” by prioritizing sports fields, indoor stadiums, gymnasiums, yoga centers and natural cures .

Intensive programs will be carried out to reduce maternal and child mortality below the national rate, the party said. P


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