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Tripura govt announces 3 months action plan for health service improvement

Tripura govt announces 3 months action plan for health service improvement

Agartala: To improve the healthcare facilities in Tripura, the new government has announced a three months action plan mainly putting the existing infrastructures in place and strengthening the monitoring mechanism adhering to the regulations.

After a daylong review of the healthcare system of the state, Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman today said that to arrest the flow of patients to outside Tripura even for the most common diseases, the state government is going to start super-specialty service of Cardiology, Neurology and Nephrology by next couple of months in Agartala Govt Medical College (AGMC).

“Average more than two hundred patients are going outside the state every month and the state government are paying more than Rs 7 Cr annually exclusively under state government sponsored health assurance scheme. Besides, average more than Rs 30 Cr has been draining out from the state only due to inadequate healthcare facilities. We shall not allow it anymore,” Mr Roy Barman stated.

He said that people of Tripura largely lost confidence on the hospital services in the state and the state government has emphasized to re-gain it as soon as possible. To begin with in AGMC the state government would introduce Aadhar based biometric attendance and entire process of service delivery system to bring under CCTV surveillance, which will be closely monitored by a dedicated team of experts.

“After OPD service at 1630 hrs, all the departments of AGMC need to ensure the presence of specialist doctors in the hospital till 2300 hrs and afterwards there will be on call doctor service, whose name and phone number will be displayed category wise for the public. The doctors and staff will be held responsible for any unwanted situation arise out due to service related matter,” he pointed out.Besides, strengthening and expansion of Telemedicine service up to village level, the government decided to start at least 21 e-hospitals in next three months where people will get assured medical services without any predicament. Using artificial intelligent, IT based prescription audit will be introduced in all district and state hospitals and doctors must prescribe medicine in generic name, prescribing brand name is strictly prohibited, minister reiterated.For ensuring healthcare service in a few listed remote locations, the department introduced tenure posting for six months for all categories of medicos and non-medicos. They will be automatically released on the last day of the tenure and new set of people will join, he added.

The proposal for extension of retirement age for state government doctors from 60 to 65 years like the Central government and it will be placed to next cabinet meeting. Moreover, as part of preventive healthcare as many as 29 well being centres will start functioning apart from a drug de-addiction center at modern psychiatric hospital.
All Auxiliary nurse midwives will be provided with a tab computer to feed data from the ground on real time basis by which preventive healthcare service will be provided, Roy Barman maintained.

The state government will procure at least 50 most modern life support system fitted ambulance and call centre 102 dialing will ensure immediate ambulance service across the state and 104 for grievance redress.


Source: UNI
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