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President's first visit to Haryana becomes special, State gets three pivotal development projects

November 29, 2022 04:42 PM

Chandigarh:  International Gita Mahotsav-2022 became more memorable for Haryanavis as  President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, today gifted three pivotal projects to the State which include first of its kind 'Nirogi Haryana', a health checkup scheme,  covering Antyodaya families, the foundation stone of Sirsa Medical College and the e-ticketing system of  State Roadways. 

The President on the first day of her two-day tour to the state  today participated in the International Gita Seminar held at Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Sadan, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. The seminar is a part of the series of ongoing programmes being held at  International Gita Mahotsav(IGM)-2022  in Kurukshetra, the holy land of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.

The President while attending this seminar virtually launched the above-mentioned projects in the presence of Governor,  Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister,  Sh. Manohar Lal and other dignitaries. 

Nirogi Haryana Yojana a step closer to Chief Minister's dream of  Swasth Haryana

It was in March this year only when the Chief Minister, who is also the Finance Minister while presenting the budget for the year 2022-23 shared his vision of providing free-of-cost comprehensive health check-ups to the people of the State.

Within just nine months, the  Manohar Lal government's  devoted efforts to realize the dream of 'Swasth Haryana' today turned into a reality after  President Smt. Droupadi Murmu launched Nirogi Haryana Yojana, another ambitious scheme ensuring the well-being of every Haryanvi. 

Under this scheme, comprehensive health check-ups of Antyodaya families will be done free of cost. In the first phase, families having an income of less than Rs. 1.80 lakh will be covered,  while the rest of the population will be covered in subsequent phases.

As per the official data of Antyodaya families released by the Citizen Resource Information Department, the total number of households in Haryana is 26,64,257 and the total population is 1,06,06,475. 

Antyodaya families to be considered as a single unit

Under this scheme, the last-mile citizen or Antyodaya families will be considered as a single unit for comprehensive screening of all its members. 

Meanwhile, to ease the process of staggering the population size, age-wise classification has been done. As per the classification, there will be five age groups, 0-6 months, 06-59 months, 5-18 years, 18-40 years and above 40 years. 

Door-to-door campaign to be launched to ensure  extensive scheme reach

A detailed plan has been made under which a door-to-door campaign will be launched for the extensive reach of this scheme. Under this, ASHA and Anganwadi workers will visit each household of the eligible population and guide them to the nearest health facility for check-ups. A general physical examination of the beneficiary will also be done. Apart from this, other laboratory tests will also be done.

Besides this, an in-house application will be developed to record the data during health check-ups, which can be used for the improvement of existing health programmes.

Sirsa gets medical college, President lays  the foundation stone

Adding yet another feather to the health achievement cap of Haryana, the President also gifted a medical college to Sirsa to be built on 21 acres of land in district Sirsa. It will cost about Rs 950 crore.

The laying of the foundation stone of this medical college by the President yet again highlighted the commitment of Manohar Lal led the government towards further strengthening the health infrastructure of the State. 

Time and again, the  Manohar Sarkar has reiterated its commitment towards providing quality healthcare services to the citizens at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Not only this, but while realizing the need to fulfill the increasing demand for doctors and for achieving the desired doctor-patient ratio, the state government has set a target of establishing a medical college and hospital in every district. While making Haryana a step closer to achieving this target, today,  the President laid the foundation stone of Sirsa Medical College 

With the construction of this college, along with better medical facilities, medical education and research will also get a major boost in district Sirsa and surrounding areas.

In this college 100 MBBS students will be enrolled annually and a 539 bedded hospital with state-of-the-art technologies will also be constructed here. 

College campus to have separate nursing and  physiotherapy campus, hostel, and sports arena

The Sirsa medical college will have various student-friendly facilities including separate hostel facilities for boys (intern), girls (interns) and junior-senior resident doctors. Besides this, the college premises will also include a campus teaching hospital with a service block, a medical college with an examination block, an autopsy block, a waste management facility, and a sports arena.

The college will also have separate nursing paramedics and physiotherapy college and other facilities like a nursing girls' hostel. 

One Medical college in each district aims to increase MBBS seats in Haryana to more than 3000

The State Government's plan to open at least one medical college in each district aims to increase the number of MBBS seats to more than 3000. 

Presently there are 1835 MBBS seats, of which 708 are  MD/MS and 155 are DNB diploma seats in 13 functional medical colleges. Out of these,  6  are state-run, 1 state aided and 6 private colleges.  The state government is constantly making efforts to increase the number of doctors. 

Haryana ends commuters' hassle of  buying physical tickets for multiple destinations 

While ending the hassle of commuters buying physical tickets for multiple destinations, President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu launched the e-ticketing system for Haryana Roadways commuters. 

On this occasion, the President was also presented with a replica of the National e-Mobility Card as the first ticket.

Initially, in the first phase, this system will be implemented in 6 depots namely Chandigarh, Karnal, Faridabad, Sonipat, Bhiwani and Sirsa. However,  by the end of January 2023, this project will be implemented in the remaining 18 depots of State Roadways.

Meanwhile, Haryana has become the first state in the country to implement an open-loop ticketing system as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India.

Apart from ensuring seamless and smooth transport facilities for commuters, this digital system also aims to close revenue leakage, identification of concessionaires, elimination of bogus passes and paper savings for concessionaire passengers. 

This new revolutionary ticketing system also aims to promote the use of open-loop ticketing, which can then be used for other modes of travel across India.

In addition, this system will also give a better travel experience to the commuters through the use of common mobility cards and will do route rationalization according to the number of passengers and buses, including increasing the number of passengers travelling by public transport.

On this occasion MP Sh. Nayab Singh Saini and other dignitaries also remained present.

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