Akhilesh Yadav, the young Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has come up with many novel initiatives to reform the medical facilities in the state. From setting up dialysis machines in every area to providing free treatment for incurable diseases, the state has come a long way in the last 4 years. To improve the medical services in the state further, UPCM has directed the hospitals in Uttar Pradesh to opt for a more professional and corporate look. This move will remove the taboo attached with ‘sarkaari aspataal’ and will make the people feel more confident and comfortable in getting treated in a government hospital.

Akhilesh Government is working on Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Rules for better servicing and hence has directed the chief secretary of the state to form a review committee for the medical policies of the state. Akhilesh Yadav has asked the committee to provide and reconsider central act rules from 2010, for implementation. He is well aware of the problems faced by the patients and has asked to work on an action plan in order to resolve them.

The state health department is all ready to adopt a new formula and go in for an image revival of government hospitals to make them more community-friendly. Alok Kumar of National Health Mission UP, said, “Patient care services are not enough to build credibility. The emphasis has to be on quality so that there is an improvement in patients’ experience.”

In lieu of this, Akhilesh Yadav met with a group of delegates from Indian Medical Association and they discussed how to improve the medical facilities further in villages, as well. The state government’s efforts in this direction by the institution for cooperation will help the people with better servicing.

Social Samajwadi would like to thank Akhilesh Yadav for such thoughtful measures.