Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the health care facilities in the state and has asked the health department to take measures for online booking in outpatient departments of medical colleges and hospitals in the state.
Sarma also emphasised the need to change the process of medical reimbursement of state government employees and directed the officials to make the whole process online.
He directed that steps should be taken for setting up 50 bedded hospitals under PM Ayushmaan Bharat Abhiyaan at five locations across Assam, besides a 100-bed hospital at Sualkuchi, a mother and child care hospital at Tamulpur and high-quality GNM Nursing School as part of district hospital infrastructure under the same project.
He also reviewed the progress of ongoing construction works of five district hospitals in newly created districts, the official release said. While discussing various steps taken at State Cancer Institute, GMCH, under the National Programme for prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the chief minister approved the utilisation plan of the first instalment of funds received from the Centre.
He also gave directions for prompt utilisation of funds to be released under second and third instalments, it said. Reviewing the draft for implementation of the Employees’ Health Assured Scheme, Sarma directed the introduction of portal-based submission of medical bills for government servants, including the retired employees.