Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The health minister of Uttarakhand Dhan Singh Rawat has claimed that marked improvement would be visible within three months in the health services in the mountainous areas of the state. He gave this assurance while interacting with the MLAs of Pauri, Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts on Thursday. The minister had invited the MLAs of these districts in the review meeting of the officers of the health department he took at the Vidhan Sabha auditorium on the day. The MLAs of these districts complained about a severe shortage of specialist doctors and technicians in the health centres and hospitals located in their areas. The minister informed that the department would soon take measures to appoint specialist doctors, nurses and technicians.
The MLA specifically informed about shortage of Radiologists, Gynaecologists, Cardiologists and X- Ray technicians in their areas. They also demanded that their Primary Health Centres (PHC) should be upgraded and said that the ultrasound and MRI Machines should be installed in the district hospitals. The minister also claimed that all the chief medical officers (CMO) have been directed to take appropriate measures to prevent the probable third wave of the pandemic of Covid-19. Rawat said that the CMOs have been asked to increase the number of ICU beds and beds in PICU, NICU and oxygen supported beds and ensure proper arrangement of medicines. He said that ten health camps would be organised in every assembly constituency and the authorities have been asked to increase the pace of vaccination drive in the state.
The meeting was attended by Rudraprayag MLA Bharat Chaudhary, Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat, Tharali MLA Munni Devi Shah, Lansdowne MLA Dilip Rawat, Pauri MLA Mukesh Koli, Yamkeshwar MLA Ritu Khanduri, health secretary Pankaj Pandey and others.