Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said his government was taking effective steps to deal with health-related challenges and has started several schemes for the purpose.
The chief minister, who held talks with Bill Gates through teleconferencing and reviewed the progress of the works being done by the state government and Bill and Milinda Gates foundation after signing the memorandum of cooperation, said his government wanted the foundation to achieve success in its efforts so that needy persons could benefit from it.
An official release here said Yadav assured Gates of all possible help to the foundation for the betterment of the health sector and also cited various schemes of the government in this area.
Gates while lauding the cooperation of the state government with the foundation said it (foundation) would help the state to achieve the targets set by it for the health sector.
He said the foundation believed that improvement in health conditions also contribute to the country's rate of development.