Widow, aged pensioners to get free treatment in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 19:52

Jaipur: Widows, aged and disabled
pensioners will now be entitled to free medical treatment
facility in Rajathan.

State Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today announced in
the state budget to extend the `Mukhyamantri BPL Jeevan
Raksha Kosh` scheme to widows, aged and disabled pensioners
which is now available for BPL families and HIV-AIDS patients.

Gehlot said 26 lakh people so far have availed benefits
under the scheme which was re-launched in January last year.

In order to promote unani treatment, Gehlot announced
to set up a separate Unani Directorate.

He proposed to set up mobile-treatment units in 150
blocks in tribal, desert and difficult terrains, 20 primary
health centers in tribal and desert areas, increase in beds in
several hospitals, Intensive Care Units in 18 district
hospitals, burn units in a few others, and computerisation of
15 district hospitals.

Announcements regarding setting up of Surgical
Gestroenterology and Surgical Oncology units in SMS hospital
Jaipur for better treatment of complex diseases and a Super
Speciality Wing for child diseases in JK Lone-Jaipur were
also made in the state budget.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 19:52
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