Shimla: Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said that Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has announced three new schemes on 15th August, 2010 so that more health care facilities could be provided to the people of the state. He also added that the ‘Matri Seva Yojna’, which had been started in August has had the maximum work executed under it. He said that 75 hospitals had been identified under the scheme and free delivery is being ensured, which in turn was giving remarkable results. He added that 52 percent institutional deliveries were performed prior to August, which had been raised to 67 percent so far.
He also said that under BPL Medicine Scheme, Rs.2.50 lakh were being spent for free treatment of BPL families through Health Insurance Scheme. He said that under the scheme 38 type of medicines every year were being provided in OPD and the scheme was proving beneficial to the patients. Reviewing ‘Mukhyamantri Vidyarthi Swasthya Programme’ here today which was also announced by the Chief Minister on 15th August, 2010, Rajeev Bindal said that keeping in view the health care of school children, the government was carrying out health check up of all the school children in the state. He said that the programme was started from above lower level under which school children were checked up for various health ailments.