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Arunachal Pradesh health and family welfare principal secretary Dr A C Verma on Tuesday chaired a meeting in Itanagar to discuss measures that need to be taken in order to improve the healthcare system of the State.

The meeting which was attended by all the medical officers of the State discussed in detail various issues and constraints faced in the districts.

They discussed in areas such as human resource, infrastructure, availability of medicines and consumables, ambulance services, hearsay vehicles, Central Drug Procurement Policy, progress of Mukhya Mantri Rogi Kalyan Kosh etc.

After a detailed discussion it was agreed upon to functionalize all the general and district hospitals in a phase wise manner keeping in mind the idea of futuristic expansion of the present facility set up.

It was also decided that streamlining and rational posting of necessary manpower would be done soon to fill the human resource gaps in many of the facilities in the State.

The meeting also decided that blood banks in the State will be functionalized with provision of equipment and other requisites.

It was also decided that correspondence will be made with the appropriate authority for issuance of blood bank licenses wherever required.

Also five general hospitals would be notified for upgradation into 120 to 150 bedded hospitals and district hospitals into 50 to 100 bedded one.

It was further decided to make availability of specialist doctors, medical officers and medical equipments along with the improvement of health infrastructure in all the facilities in the State as per the availability of fund.

Among others, the meeting was also attended by family welfare director Dr Allok Yirang and Dr Emi Rumi, joint director (P&D), directorate of health services.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at:

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