Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government has been tirelessly trying to provide better medical facilities in the state. A lot of new reforms have been visible in the last four years. There have been an increment in the number of medical colleges and at the same time, more seats have been added across various fields. New departments have been inaugurated in the government hospitals for better research. And very recently KGMU got a cancer ward for children.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow shared the good news on 12th May, 2016. The government-run colleges and hospitals have been sanctioned Rs. 5 crore to provide free treatment for more than 100 incurable diseases. The state government has taken this initiative in an attempt to improve the health of every single person. This scheme will cover all incurable diseases related to heart, kidney, liver and cancerous growth.
On one hand, Akhilesh Yadav’s administration has decided to give free medication in government hospitals and on the other they have made treatment absolutely free. Never before has the state seen such policies where the patients get medication for serious illness for 15 days, after they are discharged from the hospital.
According to the latest list issued by the government, there are more than 900 medicines available at hospitals. And the officials have been warned to keep a check on their correct usage. Hence, to improve transparency all the processes will be moved online and the patient will be able to view the availability of any medication in the pharmacy. The young CM has beautifully brought together technology and science.
This policy is truly ‘Samajwadi’ as it will ensure adequate treatment for people of all backgrounds.