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Bihar announces 20 percent incentives for doctors in rural healthcare

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 Ranchi: The  Bihar government has taken  laudable initiatives towards bringing about all round improvement in rural healthcare recently. Some of the steps taken in this direction include  provision of 20 ambulances to the state health department,  20 percent increase in doctor  incentives for better services, introduction of the BS Community Health Course for PHCs, new nursing courses, and installation of ultra sound machines to curb female feticide .

The 20 percent incentives to doctors was announced by the Chief Minister, Raghubar Das  at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi when he   inaugurated a multi level parking, stadium and mechanized laundry in the government hospital. He also gave away   20 ambulances to the state health department on the occasion, some of them will be put to use at RIMS. Other medical colleges and community health centers are also to benefit from this vehicle distribution.

The  BS community healthcare courses are meant to uplift health services at primary health centers, while nursing courses to be introduced at Sadar  hospitals are  to generate employment for girls  and an increase the numbers of health care workers.


The Chief Minister said that a mechanized laundry would go a long way in maintaining cleanliness, as patients would be provided with clean bed sheets, blankets, towels and gowns. Speaking about the wide  patient nexus coming into RIMS from Bihar, Chattisgarh and Odisha, the Chief minister revealed that a 5 cr dormitory would soon be set up to provide cheaper food for them.

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He informed those present that the health insurance scheme introduced had received cabinet approval and would benefit 80 % of the population and therefore, needed to be publicized.

Das, while distributing appointment letters among doctors asked them to do dedicated work as negligence would not be tolerated.

Speaking of female feticide, he asked the civil surgeons to undertake registration of ultrasound machines in their areas. He also called for maintenance of   cleanliness  in order to bring govt hospitals  at power  with the private hospitals. He also invited public suggestions for the same reported the Avenue Mail.

Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi was also present for  the occasion.

Read also: Raghubar lays foundation stone for setting 3 medical colleges in Jharkhand


Source: with inputs

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    Dr. Saraswata May 24, 2017, 8:30 pm

    Ranchi is in Jharkhand. Not Bihar. The announcement was made by CM of Jharkhand. Please check your facts before publishing.

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