Gujarat govt to implement CM-SETU for better medic



Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Friday announced a new medical scheme "Chief Minister Services of Experts at Treatment Unit (CM-SETU)" to provide expert medical services to patients across the state under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

An announcement in this regard was made by State Health Minister Nitin Patel today in the state Assembly.

Patel said that a decision has been taken to provide services of expert physicians, surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, children's doctors, women's doctors, radiologists, ENT specialists and pathologists to all in the state.

Patel said that specialists in various medical streams will be appointed in community health centres and sub-district and district hospitals.

The doctors would serve for three hours in these hospitals and the cost of patients' treatment would be borne by the state government, Patel said.

The doctors, the minister added, would be paid Rs 600/- for every hour's service and they would render 18 hours of service every week.

Patel said that CM-SETU's implementation will provide private hospitals' treatment in government hospitals.

To maximise the services provided by the doctors, the local administration should collaborate with doctors their working hours so that expert doctors with private practice can provide best consultation, operation, investigation emergency services.

PTI