Government to Offer Free Heart Treatment for Below Poverty Line Individuals

by Rajshri on  March 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM Indian Health News
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 Government to Offer Free Heart Treatment for Below Poverty Line Individuals
All persons below poverty line (BPL) will be offered treatment for heart and kidney disease free of cost at government hospitals, the government has said. Others would be treated at subsidized rates.

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the government was making these provisions as people from all over the country come to Delhi for treatment. He was making these remarks in response to a supplementary query in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

"We have started a two-pronged strategy -- increasing the number of specialist and super-specialist doctors, and creating infrastructure," he said. "We are trying to upgrade both human resources and infrastructure simultaneously. This year 4,000 additional specialists and super specialists would be added."

Treatment for bone diseases will also be free for BPL persons.

Source: Medindia
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