Two thousand people have been benefited so far under Atal Amrit Abhiyan. This was informed by Minister of health and family welfare of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma during the inaugural ceremony of a 300-bedded super specialty hospital, Jeevanjyoti Institute of Medical Sciences, in Silchar on Friday.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Minister in his speech underlined the need for coordinated effort of the government and private sector for improvement of the health care infrastructure in the state. He informed that as a result of state government’s efforts, two thousand people have been benefitted so far under Atal Amrit Abhiyan.
He also informed that the “Ayushmaan Bharat Yojna” would be rolled out in the state in November and this scheme would benefit around 27 lakh poor families. The health minister also said that construction of Karimganj Medical College and enrolment for dental courses at Silchar Medical College would begin this year. He moreover added that cancer care centres would be opened at Silchar and Karimganj as part of state government’s initiative to strengthen cancer care facilities at designated health institutions in the state with support from Tata Trust.
Meanwhile this super specialty hospital, Jeevanjyoti Institute of Medical Sciences, is expected to significantly boost healthcare facility at the Barak Valley and would serve the people of the adjoining states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.