Punjab govt come up with another pro-people health initiative

Free medicines in government hospitals

The ruling SAD-BJP government is all set to launch a major pro-people initiative of free annual health check up program for 30 plus residents of the state. Under the Universal Health Coverage, the CM Prakash Singh Badal will prove his words during the health summit held in November.

As per the information, the residents who fall in this category will be screened for the diseases like Anemia, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidne and liver diseases. The former Director of PGIMER, Dr K K Talwar has designed the programme.

The principal secretary health and family welfare Vini Mahajan said that as per public health experts, health check-up on a regular basis, especially after the age of 30, is the key to prevention of such diseases and play a major role in determining the quality of life.

After launching the initiative to provide free medicines and diagnostic facilities across the state, this annual health check-up programme has been designed to cover all 30 plus population.

Under this innovative  programme, basic investigations like Blood Pressure, Hemoglobin, Blood Sugar, Kidney amd Liver function tests will be conducted free of cost in addition to consultation by Doctors.

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, will be launching this programme from Community Health Centre, Chamkaur Sahib on December 6, 2016. The Punjab government has launched so many pro-people schemes and policies in the last ten years.

The new program is designed to cater the health problems of the residents above 30 years of age will add a feather in government’s cap. It’s a unique initiative taken by the ruling SAD-BJP regime.

The private doctors charge hefty fee for the consultation but in these camps, the doctors will provide free consultation along with the medicines. The residents of Punjab are already availing the free medicine facility in the civil hospitals. It is a boon for the downtrodden strata of the society.