Laying the foundation stone of the second block of IPD in Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital
Government working with determination for better health services: Chief Minister
Jaipur, 23 October 2021. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the State Government is working with determination to provide best medical facilities to the common man. It is our endeavor to provide high quality health services to the people from Rajdhani to Village-Dhani. In the last three years, more than one decision has been taken in this direction. As a result of this, people from other states of the country are also coming to Rajasthan for treatment.
Shri Gehlot was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of the second block of IPD at Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Center on Saturday. 200 additional beds will be available in the hospital from this cancer care building, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 235 crore. The block will have state-of-the-art facilities like bone marrow transplant, robotic surgery, tomotherapy, scintimmography and interventional radiology cathlab. The Chief Minister also released the hospital magazine Darpan on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that health and education are not profit making areas. Their main purpose is to serve the animal and humanity, but many institutions forget this purpose and start earning profit, it is not proper. It is pleasant that Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital is moving ahead with the goal of serving humanity. Due to the coordinated and serviceable efforts of the hospital management, better treatment of complex diseases like cancer is being available to every section of the people here.
Shri Gehlot said that in our previous government, we had started free medicine and testing scheme. This time we have started 'Nirogi Rajasthan' program to protect people from disease and to have a healthy lifestyle by making 'Pehla Sukh Nirogi Kaya' as the basic mantra. Taking a big step towards freeing the common man from the huge cost of treatment, Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana has been implemented, in which people of every category are getting cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh.
The Chief Minister said that medical infrastructure is being strengthened in Rajasthan till village-Dhani. When our government was formed in the year 1998, there were only 6 medical colleges in the state. Our government gave opportunities to the private sector, after that many private medical colleges were established in the state. With the efforts of the state government, government medical colleges are going to be established in 30 districts of the state. Their work is going on fast. Along with this, the work of making model CHC is also going on in full swing.
Urban Development Minister Shri Shanti Dhariwal said that remarkable work has been done in the direction of strengthening health services in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot. He said that world class treatment is being provided to cancer patients in the state itself through Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital. With the expansion being done by the hospital, better facilities will be available to the patients.
Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Principal, SMS Medical College said that despite the crisis of Corona epidemic, the medical facilities in the state have developed rapidly due to the visionary vision of Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot. Nirogi Rajasthan is a big step in the direction of saving people from diseases. An IPD tower is being built in SMS Hospital, in which patients will be able to get state-of-the-art medical facilities.
Shri Navratan Kothari, Chairman, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital gave the welcome address. Senior Vice President Smt. Anila Kothari briefed about the activities of the hospital. Managing Trustee Mr. Vimalchand Surana and Executive Director Mr. Subhash Pareek also expressed their views. On this occasion, the patron of Cancer Care Women's Cell, Mrs. Sunita Gehlot, Treasurer of the hospital Mr. Prem Singh Lodha, senior doctors, staff and scholars of the hospital were present.