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Chouhan will launch Health Services Guarantee Scheme in MP from Oct 29

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch “Health Services Guarantee Scheme” in the state on October 29. The scheme will be run in accordance with Citizens Charter for assured delivery of treatment and prevention services for public health. The state Health Department has included 18 health services in the scheme under Citizens Charter. This was informed by Principal Secretary Health Praveer Krishna here on Monday.

The 18 services include Mamta, Aastha and Prerna Abhiyans in all government institutions. The 18 services are being introduced from district up to Gram Arogya Kendras.

The services include free health examination, medicines and food in government hospitals, availability of means under family planning programme under Prerna Abhiyan, rehabilitation to below 5 years children suffering from malnutrition, full vaccination of children, medical verification of applicants’ age, health examination of children from 0 to 18 years under National Child Health Programme, distribution of iron pills to adolescent children under Vivs and Arsh programmes, Janani Express for pregnant women and 108 service for emergency medical service.

Similarly, the scheme will also cover free treatment of TB patients under Revised National TB Control Programme, free treatment and examination for prevention of Vector-borne diseases, free treatment of leprosy patients under National Leprosy Eradication Programme, examination and treatment of patients under National Blindness Eradication Programme, making available treatment facility within time-limit in cases received from district and division level under Rajya Beemari Sahayata Nidhi and treating patients as per prescribed norms under Deendayal Antyodaya Upchar Yojana.

Besides, disposal of cases under Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana and registration and renewal of private hospitals in the state within time-limit are also included in the scheme.

Awards will be given on outstanding performance and immediate disciplinary action will be initiated against the officers and employees in case of failure of non-delivery or delay in delivery of services.

Information about all 18 health services will be displayed on notice boards. Names and telephone numbers of accountable officers and employees will also be displayed on notice boards.