The Voice of Chandigarh News:
Haryana Government has decided to provide superior quality PPE kits, N-95 masks and hand sanitizers to private doctors as per their requirement at government rates.
A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and attended by district representatives of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Civil Surgeons through video conferencing here today.
In the meeting, it was also decided that Haryana’s private health clinics, nursing homes, and dental clinics would also be included in the special economic package announced by the Government of India for Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). Apart from this, if a private doctor is infected with COVID-19, then his treatment would also be carried out at government expense. After Corona, investment in health services, public health, disease research, etc. would also be increased in the State.
While addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said, “We have had to face many challenges while dealing with the Corona Pandemic, but with the support of all sections of society, we shall soon overcome this crisis.”
The Chief Minister said that the Arogya Setu App can prove to be very effective tool in dealing with this Pandemic. So far, more than 50 lakh people in the State have downloaded this app. He directed the doctors that while asking the history of a patient, they should also be asked whether they had downloaded the Arogya Setu app or not.
Health Minister Mr. Anij Vij expressed confidence that with the cooperation of all the private-sector doctors, Haryana will soon become a Corona-free state. He said that the Corona warriors have done remarkable work in providing security cover to 2.5 crore people of the state.
In the meeting, Chief Secretary Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora and Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, and Research Department Mr. Alok Nigam were also present.
Apart from these officers, the National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr. Rajan Sharma, State President Dr. Prabhakar Sharma, IMA Haryana Secretary Dr. Vivek Malhotra, State President of the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Dr. Sushil Kawatra and IDA Haryana Secretary Dr. Ajay Khatri attended the meeting through video conferencing.