Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on 1 September 2013 launched several new health initiatives worth 500 crores rupees under NRHM for the strengthening of healthcare services in Assam at Guwahati today. The new initiatives are - Free Generic Drug Service, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram (RBSK), National Iron Plus Initiative, Fleet of 359 New Ambulances for National Ambulance Service. Shri Azad also inaugurated Mother & Child Tracking System Call Centre and Tele-Radiology Project under NRHM.
In addition, Health Ministry also laid the foundation stone of 14 MCH Wings of various District Hospitals which are being constructed at the cost of more than 320 crores rupees to cater to the increased demand of institutional deliveries, as also improve the maternal & child health. These MCHs wings upon becoming functional will provide 1400 additional beds to the health system of Assam.
Who: Ghulam Nabi Azad
When: 1 September 2013