HP Govt. demands more funds from Centre for National Health Mission projects in Himachal
In the current financial year, as per state government, about Rs. 1689 crore are being spent on health and medical education in Himachal.
SHIMLA- Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur called on Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and urged for providing additional funds for completion of various projects under National Health Mission.
He demanded for provision of additional financial assistance for the Cancer Hospitals in the State and also raised demand for earliest release of funds for construction of Mother-Child Hospital at Ghumarwin in district Bilaspur.
Centre would provide all possible assistance for various health projects of Himachal Pradesh, assured Nadda.
He also said the foundation stone of AIIMS in Bilaspur district would be laid on behest of the Prime Minister soon.
In the current financial year, as per state government, about Rs. 1689 crore are being spent on health and medical education in Himachal. And health minister has claimed that Himachal has one health sub-centre for 2990 people, which is well above the national average of one health sub-centre for 5615 persons.
However, these claims hardly match the ground realities in health sector.
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