Chandigarh: For providing better health
facilities to the people, Haryana Government would spend Rs
1443.61 crore on this sector as the budget had been increased
by Rs 76 crore in the current year.
"The state government is making earnest efforts to win
the faith of the people in the services being provided by
government hospitals. These efforts have borne fruits and a
growth of over 20 per cent had been registered in the number
of patients visiting these hospitals," state Health Minister
Rao Narender Singh said at Dabwali.
He said patients visiting government hospitals were being
provided medicines free of cost for which medicines worth Rs
40 crore had been provided to the hospitals.
Singh said Super Speciality Hospitals were being set up
in various districts while the process of setting up three
medical colleges in the state had also been initiated.
"These Colleges will not only provide great opportunities
for pursuing medical education to students of the state but
would also expand the ambit of medical facilities," he said.
Singh said 373 doctors had been recruited recently by the
health department, out of which, more than 200 doctors had
already joined and the posts of doctors lying vacant would
soon be filled up.
He said the state government is planning to set-up
nursing colleges and avenues for serving abroad would also
become available to the students who receive training in these