Accessible, Efficient and Cheap Healthcare a Priority for Government: Sh. Vibodh Gupta
Civil Society Should Come Forward to Help the Poor & Needy Patients: Sh. Vibodh Gupta
BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta visited far off areas of Kalakote in Rajouri and enquired about the health of some cancer patients at their homes. During this visit, he visited the home of Jagdish Raj at village Saranoo and Ravi Kumar at village Potha. Both these patients are suffering from cancer and are seriously ill. While interacting with the patients and their families Vibodh assured his full support to them for the proper treatment of both the patients. For some immediate medical care and attention, Vibodh announced an amount of Rs. 50,000 out of his CDF for each of these patients. While addressing the locals at Potha Vibodh said that despite the overburdened healthcare services, India is still one of the top three destinations for medical tourism in Asia. He said that the reason for this is the availability of highly skilled doctors, quality healthcare infrastructure and low cost of the treatment. While appreciating the efforts of Prime Minister Narindera Modi Vibodh said that the present government has promised healthcare assistance to every citizen and reduction in the healthcare expenses with the help of state governments. It also aimed to focus on many healthcare issues in India including the incidences of water-borne diseases in the country, poor hygiene and drinking water. He urged everyone in the society to help the poor and needy especially when someone is in need of help for curing a serious disease.
While referring to the recently launched new National Health Programme, Vibodh said that as a result of the Modi Government’s efforts, this programme has been launched after 15 years the last health policy was approved. The plan aims to strengthen India’s healthcare system. The new health policy of the Government proposes to increase the public health expenditure by 2.5 percent of the GDP from the current 2 percent GDP spending on healthcare. While referring to the role of the internet and digital media in Health Sector Vibodh said that the big Digital India Campaign by the Government also showed the efforts to make digital healthcare and e-health for much better efficiency. This he said has brought healthcare at the doorsteps of the poor, needy and marginalised sections of the society. He also highlighted various programmes of the Government in the health sector which have made healthcare accessible, efficient and cheap for all. He informed that within next two years Rajouri will have its own medical college and this will help in providing world-class healthcare facilities to the locals of this area. Later the families of the cancer patients expressed their gratitude to MLC Vibodh for his visit and for boosting the morale of the families by providing immediate and much need financial assistance. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Rakesh Raina, Purshotam Singh, Suresh Kumar, Manhit Singh, Pawan Kumar and Mukesh Kumar.