As part of Rs. 64,000-crore Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an amount of Rs. 56.91 crore will be invested to bolster the healthcare structure in Tripura.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kr Deb hailed the healthcare infrastructure programme launched by the Centre and said that the health sector of the country had seen robust change under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2014. He also acknowledged the Prime Minister's role in Covid pandemic management and vaccination drive.
Deb also highlighted some of the major works initiated by the Modi Government to strengthen the country's healthcare system.
In a social media post, the Chief Minister also commented that new scheme would fill up the critical gaps in public health infrastructure and would ensure robust medical facilities in all parts of the country.
He also said that Rs. 93 crore was sanctioned for Tripura under External Covid Response Plan (ECRP) and the state had already received Rs. 83 crore.
On behalf of the people of Tripura, the Chief Minister congratulated the Prime Minister for launching such a major health infrastructure programme.
The scheme will provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high-focus states. Further, 11,024 urban health and wellness centres will be established in all the States.
He also said that Rs. 93 crore was sanctioned for Tripura under External Covid Response Plan (ECRP) and the state had already received Rs. 83 croreAt present, a total of 22 PSA Oxygen Generation Plants-- 14 supported by PM-CARE, five supported by UNICEF and the remaining three supported by UNDP-- are there in the state.
As the government laid special focus on decentralization of healthcare system up to the sub-division level, the stress on the prime referral health facility- GBP hospital is being reduced. Besides, the health infrastructure development since 2018 is helping the state reduce number of refferal cases, according to official sources.
Apart from infrastructure development, the government is equally emphasizing on vaccinating the people against Coronavirus since the threat is still present in some states. The Helath department has issued fresh guidelines as per which negative Covid test report is mandatory for the passengers coming to Tripura from other states with effect from October 30.
As per the government notification, the people entering Tripura from any state where more than one district is having Covid positivity rate of 5 percent or more, such as Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland-- have to show the negative report issued prior to 48 hours of journey irrespective of vaccination status.
In case of non-availability of the Covid test report, the concerned passenger will have to undergo a test at the entry point as per the state government norms.
Meanwhile, the state government has initiated a special drive to vaccinate the people with the second dose of Covid vaccine.
The special drive will take place from November 1 to November 3. Total 1200 vaccination centres will be set up across the state for smooth conduct of the special drive.
According to a government notification, 95.53 percent of the eligible population received the first dose and 63.46 percent people received the second dose. As per data available in CoWIN, total 8,27,611 beneficiaries in Tripura are due for the second shot of Covid vaccine.