Chandigarh, December 30
Even because the firing of former Well being Minister Vijay Singla on corruption costs was a low level of the 12 months, the launch of Aam Aadmi clinics got here as a lift for the state’s healthcare system.
The clinics supplied aid to the healthcare system that has been grappling with a scarcity of medical doctors, hospitals and medicines, in addition to the crumbling infrastructure.
Within the first part, the federal government launched 100 Aam Aadmi clinics — 65 in city areas and 35 in rural areas — on August 15 this 12 months. The clinics present 41 medical checks and 98 medicines freed from value to sufferers. No marvel, these have been a success with individuals.
- Launch of 100 Aam Aadmi clinics
- Punjab Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences at SAS Nagar
- With an allocation of Rs 4,731 crore, the Finances outlay for the well being sector witnessed a rise of 23.80%
- Ouster and arrest of Well being Minister Vijay Singla
- Misbehaviour with Dr Raj Bahadur allegedly by Well being Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra
- Mishandling of appointment of the Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid
- College of Well being Sciences
- The federal government’s Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana remained in doldrums
Since August 15, on a median 6,500 sufferers go to the clinics day by day. To this point, round 8.5 lakh individuals have visited these clinics and 1.10 lakh medical checks have been carried out. Referring to the free therapy being supplied to the widespread man by means of these clinics, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann not too long ago stated by January 26, 2023, the quantity could be elevated to 350. By March 31, 2023, 750 Aam Aadmi clinics could be arrange, offering free and top-class therapy to individuals close to their doorsteps, he stated.
Not too long ago, Well being Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra stated the Aam Aadmi clinics throughout the state had obtained an amazing response from individuals and the variety of sufferers visiting the clinics day by day had been greater than 8,000.
He stated 90 per cent of the sufferers have been getting therapy by means of these clinics, therefore lowering the variety of common OPD sufferers at authorities hospitals.
Nonetheless, essentially the most difficult activity for the Well being Division subsequent 12 months could be to rework the group well being centres and district hospitals. In addition to, there’s a want to enhance the working circumstances of the healthcare staff and medical doctors.
Aside from this, a big military of contractual workers is working at meagre salaries.
The federal government faces the problem of poor tertiary care within the public sector and fleecing by huge non-public hospitals. At first, the federal government introduced to open 16 new medical faculties within the state in 5 years. Nonetheless, the primary such school — Sant Baba Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences, Sangrur — has acquired entangled in a authorized battle.
The grim image of tertiary care providers grew to become clear when Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann performed a shock test at Patiala’s Authorities Rajindra Hospital in October this 12 months. The Chief Minister stated the state authorities was dedicated to offer facelift to the premier hospital of the area. However not a lot has occurred in that route.
The truth is, the federal government sector beginning dropping the handful of pros it had. The resignations of Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences, Faridkot, and principal and medical superintendent of Authorities Medical Faculty, Amritsar, have been allegedly because of mishandling by the minister.