Assam Government Introduces ‘Right to Health Services’, to Make Healthcare Free For Poor

by Julia Samuel on  June 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM Indian Health News
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Assam, India will soon introduce free healthcare services to all poor people. The Right to Health Services will cover a wide range of healthcare facilities and services to cover all sections of people.
Assam Government Introduces ‘Right to Health Services’, to Make Healthcare Free For Poor
Assam Government Introduces ‘Right to Health Services’, to Make Healthcare Free For Poor

Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of Assam said, "Providing affordable, accessible, accountable and quality healthcare services to all sections of the people has been a long cherished commitment and the government is working persistently to achieve this end."

The spectrum of the services would be gradually scaled up to cover all sections of the people of the state in future. He said with the Right to Health Services, the government would ensure basic healthcare to citizen of the state.

The chief minister said that the state government had passed on necessary instructions to the health and family welfare department to ensure better treatment, better medicines to reduce maternal mortality rate, infant mortality rate and finally improving the overall health scenario of the state.

He further said that with the existing medical college and hospitals and the four other proposed medical college and hospitals at Diphu, Dhubri, Nagaon and Lakhimpur, the government would be able to take healthcare services to the doorstep of everyone in Assam.

Reiterating his government's commitment to sustain social security schemes like Integrated Child Development Schemes (ICDS), Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY), Gogoi said that the state government would further provide financial incentives through several vocations to one lakh people of the state as their right to employment.

Source: Medindia

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