BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 27: Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha on Saturday announced several initiatives to improve the health services and infrastructure in the state, including setting up a big hospital like AIIMS, launching the Chief Minister Jan Aarogya Yojana, and strengthening the district hospitals.
Inaugurating the 11th State Conference of All Tripura Ophthalmological Society at a private hotel here, the Chief Minister said that the government is giving priority to the development of health services and health infrastructure in the state. He said that the present government has taken initiative to set up a big hospital like AIIMS in the state to provide better health services to the people.
He also said that doctors should have a service mentality in providing medical services. “Only then will the doctor’s life be worthwhile. People will also have faith in doctors,” he said.
He praised the ophthalmologists for showing the light of the world to many people through their medical services. “Eyes are very important organs in the human body. Through which we can experience this world. Ophthalmologists are showing the light of the world to many people through medical services. Which is very humane and admirable,” he said.
He further said that the real identity of people is found through work. “Work should be done so that it can remain in people’s hearts in the future. Doctors have a great opportunity to reach people by virtue of their profession,” he said.
He also said that the present central and state governments are serious about improving the quality of health services. He cited the examples of starting the Rajo Dental College, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nursing college, and the homeopathy college in the state. He also said that the government has taken the initiative to set up a special eye treatment hospital, Rajo, in the state.
He said that every district hospital in the state is being strengthened. “Resources have been earmarked in the budget for setting up 100 more health subcentres,” he said.
He said that similar to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana, initiatives have been taken to launch the Chief Minister Jan Aarogya Yojana in the state. “59 crores will be spent annually in this scheme. For this reason, funds have been kept in the budget of the current financial year,” he said.
He said that the people of the state are now interested in getting treatment in Tripura. “Now the trend of going outside for treatment has reduced a lot. Not only health, Tripura is now progressing in various fields. The people of the state can feel it,” he said.
Two senior doctors, Dr. Harsha Bhattacharya and Dr. Pranab Ranjan Chowdhury, were felicitated by the society at the conference. The Chief Minister handed over souvenirs to them. He also unveiled the commemorative published on the occasion of the 11th State Conference of the Society.
Dr. BK Pal gave the welcome speech while Dr. MS Chatterjee gave a vote of thanks. Dr. BN Gupta and Dr. Samar K Basak also spoke at the event.