Widow, aged pensioners to get free treatment in Rajasthan
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 09, 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 09, 2010, 19:52


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