Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh Yadav to discuss healthcare

Updated: May 29, 2012, 15:31 PM IST

Lucknow: Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.

The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a host of healthcare programmes that the Bill and Melinda Foundation plans to take up in the state.

An advance team from Gate`s office has met senior officials in the state last week and done the ground work for the Gates-Akhilesh meeting.

Gates is likely to present a five-point programme that his foundation plans to unveil in UP to enhance healthcare in sectors like neo-natal care, maternity, nutrition, family planning and child health.

Under the schemes Gates proposes to suggest and fund include compulsory immunization, timely and extensive care of a would-be-mother and her nutrition.

Gates is also understood to be particularly interested in taking up drives like polio eradication and other vaccinations, which are in poor state in UP.