Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday inaugurated a host of health service facilities at various state-run hospitals including digital X-ray at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in the city and Sagar Dutta Medical College and Hospital.
Gangarampur sub-divisional hospital has also got such facility. In a major revamp in the health infrastructure, Banerjee on Thursday inaugurated a Critical Care Unit at NRS Medical College and Hospital and a Dialysis Unit at Bishnupur District Hospital. She had inaugurated these facilities during a programme at Madinatul Hujjaj in Rajarhat. She had also inaugurated two Super-Speciality Hospitals in Bolpur and Metiabruz during the programme. There are 300 beds in each hospital that have been inaugurated.
It may be mentioned that around seven hospitals have already come up in various parts of the state while the rest will likely to be made operational by the middle of 2016. Banerjee had also announced 41 Super-Speciality Hospitals in the state especially in the rural areas.
The new facilities will benefit thousands of patients at government hospitals. After coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government had laid stress in the health sector. The state government for the first time introduced various health services free of costs.
The Chief Minister started various health schemes thereby providing free bed to the patients visiting state-run hospitals. Banerjee’s brain child Fair Price Medicine Shop has been declared as a model project by the other state governments. In the Fair Price Medicine Shops, people are getting medicines at much discounted rate. Fair Price Diagnostic Centres were also inaugurated at various hospitals where various clinical tests have been performed at a comparatively lower price.