CM's santhwana scheme for poly trauma victims

Financial aid up to ` 25,000 during the first 48 hrs of treatment

Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader, on Sunday, said, the government is planning to launch a scheme to facilitate the treatment of poly trauma victims during the initial hours of admission in hospitals.

Addressing media persons, at the office of the district health and family welfare officer, Khader said, “The scheme ‘Chief Minister’s Santhwana Yojane’ will extend financial aid up to Rs 25,000 for the victims of poly trauma cases for the first 48 hours of treatment. However, the proposal is awaiting the clearance of the finance department”.

Khader said, the scheme has been devised to help the victims of such cases, whom the hospitals refuse to admit for various reasons. Be it a local or a stranger, the aid is expected to cover the needy people.

On the Food and Safety department, currently functioning under the purview of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, the minister said, owing to the lack of clarity in the Act, new Cadre and Recruitment (C and R) Rules are being framed to appoint assistant commissioners at the district level and tahsildars at taluk level to discharge the duties. So, the health and family welfare personnel, deputed to the Food and Safety department have been withdrawn.

The proposed Jan Aushad Stores, planning to sell both generic and branded pharmaceutical products, will be opened soon in the State. Unlike a similar project launched by the previous BJP government, the stores will have over 1,000 generic drugs against 262 drugs available now, and will be sold at 10 per cent discount on retail price (MRP). The stores will be opened outside the hospitals, facing the main roads, and will function round the clock. One such stores will be opened at all district and taluk headquarters.

Precautions

Answering media queries, the minister said, the district health and family welfare officials have been asked to be fully equipped to check the spread of epidemics. 

Malaria kits have been distributed to primary health centres (PHCs) and hand kits to ASHA workers. Laboratories have been readied to test the samples. To meet the demand for platelets, platelets are stored at 16 to 17 blood banks in the State. The number of H1N1 cases have come down, the minister replied to another question.

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