Milestones achieved in Health Sector


  • Instituted the ASHA programme-an initiative where trained female community health volunteers become the counselor and facilitator for women and children who have difficulty in accessing healthcare facilities.
  • As of today, 26,225 ASHA workers have been trained and are working towards bringing a new ray of hope in community healthcare.
  • Initiated institutional deliveries of pregnant women to ensure the health of both mother and child, a total of 3,22,557 women availed institutional deliveries in the year 2007-08.
  • To reduce maternal mortality, Janani Suraksha Yojana(JSY) was initiated under National Rural Health Mission.
  • In the year 2007-08, a total of 3,04,741 women have been benefitted under Janani Suraksha Yojana(JSY).
  • To improve child health, 5 rounds of Special Immunization Weeks were under taken in the year 2007-08. As a result he percentage of FULL immunization increased from 38.9%(2006-07) to 58%(2007-08)
  • To improve health consciousness and awareness about healthcare , women, adolescents and children are mobilized in villages on a particular day of the month which is observed as Health Day. During the year 2007-08, a total of 1,62,941 nos. of Health days were observed.
  • Comprehensive packages of Rs. 100 Crore each were allotted to renovate and improve the medical colleges in the state into Centre of Medical Excellence.
  • Initiated Mobile Medical Units- a fully equipped “Hospital on wheels” which has since inception brought smiles to around 70 thousand people across the state. At present 10 Mobile Medical Units(MMU)s are functioning in 10 districts.
  • Initiated Boat Clinics to provide healthcare to the marginalized char areas and inaccessible regions. More than 26 thousand people have been treated  so far. At present 5 Boat clinics are functioning in 5 districts.
  • Launched the free Cancer Treatment Scheme where financially weak patients are given free treatment and anti-cancer drugs.
  • More than 300 pacemakers were implanted free of cost to financially underprivileged patients.
  • To facilitate access to healthcare among the working class, Evening OPD has been initiated in all district hospitals. In just two months of operation, more than 36 thousand patients have been treated.
  • To eradicate malaria, more than 14 thousand ASHA workers have been specially trained. Also, 461 new laboratory technicians have been appointed. Moreover, DDT spraying has been initiated as well as more than 10 lakh mosquito nets were distributed to BPL households.
  • To improve the output quality of the healthcare sector, a huge number of trained personnel, including doctors and technicians were inducted under NRHM.


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