By TC News Desk
Agartala, August 25: Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha on Friday said that the state has developed modern technological infrastructure to deliver advanced medical services, and healthcare workers, including doctors, are diligently working to provide quality health services to patients.
The Chief Minister said this during the inauguration of a state-level training program for dentists at Pragya Bhavan today. The two-day workshop, organized by the National Oral Health Programme, aimed to enhance the skills of dentists within the state.
During the opening session of the workshop, Chief Minister said that the present state government is working on various plans to strengthen the health infrastructure of the state and currently, it is possible to treat various complex diseases in the state itself.
He pointed out that the state is now equipped to handle complex medical conditions without the need for out-of-state referrals.
“In light of these improvements in the medical system, the frequency of referrals from our state to other states has significantly diminished. We have established modern technological infrastructure within the state to offer advanced medical services to our citizens. Fulfilling a long-standing aspiration of the state’s residents, a dental college has been established within the IGM Hospital Complex. The goal is to facilitate the growth and expansion of dental treatment within the state. This college will soon commence teaching the BDS course to an inaugural batch of 50 students,” Dr. Saha said.
The Chief Minister emphasized that the introduction of super specialty services by the state government has played a pivotal role in enhancing healthcare.
“Efforts are being directed towards strengthening district and sub-divisional hospitals, aiming to alleviate the patient load on institutions like GB Pant Hospital and IGM Hospital. To ensure swift and improved medical services, the establishment of trauma care centers in each district hospital is underway. Such centers are already operational in South Tripura, Gomati, and Dhalai district hospitals. Moreover, plans are in place to construct 100 new sub-health centers, thus reinforcing the foundational healthcare infrastructure of the state. The necessary funds for these initiatives have been allocated in the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24”, he added.