DoNER Ministry has initiated 20 health projects in Northeastern states to improve the health sector. The Ministry has taken up around 55 projects in the medical and health sector under its Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme.
“In addition to the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for improvement of health care facilities, we have taken special measures. We have completed 35 projects and 20 are ongoing,” said a senior official in the DoNER Ministry.
The North Eastern Council (NEC) also sanctions schemes for the medical and health sector and at present 26 projects are ongoing. A project for Strengthening Human Resource and Systems Capacity for Public Health in the North Eastern Region has been sanctioned by the Ministry, which is underway.
The infrastructures created for the health sector have facilitated North Eastern States in providing better healthcare facilities and health department officials are undergoing both long term and short term trainings.
Meanwhile, a total of 628 projects at the cost of Rs 5427.24 crore have been undertaken by NEC in all the eight States of North East, till date.
An amount of Rs1725.41 crore has also been approved for 157 projects, which have been undertaken under agencies other than the State Governments of the North East States.