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'All primary health centres to be upgraded'

All primary health centres to be upgraded

Kolkata: Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya on Saturday said all the primary health sub-centres in the districts are being upgraded to provide better healthcare services to the people.

Bhattacharya was speaking at the 3rd Nursing Conclave 2019 organised by the CII at a city hotel. She said that following the instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee steps have been taken to upgrade all the sub-centres. The nurses will be given special training after which they will provide treatment. One of the main objectives is to ensure that better health services reach the remote areas. More number of recruitments in various nursing posts will also take place.

These sub-centres will provide basic treatment so that patients can be cured at these centres without having been shifted to district or sub-divisional hospitals. According to the sources, there are around 10,300 primary health centres across the state which will soon witness a major facelift with the release of funds. In addition to that, around 1,50,000 health wellness centres would be set up along the length and breadth of the state. The health wellness centres will have better health infrastructure than what is commonly found at the primary health centres. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has the vision to serve people. In her drive to achieve the desired success, cooperation is needed from other sectors. Both the public and private sectors should join hands so that the best services can be provided to the people," Bhattacharya added.

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