New Delhi: “Government of India has been working in the spirit of cooperative and collaborative federalism with States and UTs for creating, expanding and strengthening a multi-tier health infrastructure network across the country”. This was stated by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today as he virtually interacted with State Health Ministers of States/UTs to review the implementation of flagship schemes including National Health Mission, variousa projects under Emergency COVID Response Package (ECRP)-II, Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, 15th Finance Commission grants.
Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia attended the meeting. State Health Ministers who joined the meet included Dr Rajiv Saizal (Himachal Pradesh), Veena George (Kerala), Dr K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Dr Dhan Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand), Vidadhala Rajani (Andhra Pradesh), Keshab Mahanta (Assam), Alo Libang (Arunachal Pradesh), Anil Vij (Haryana), Banna Gupta (Jharkhand), Dr Mani Kumar Sharma (Sikkim),Thiru Ma Subramanian (Tamil Nadu), T Harish Rao (Telangana), T.S. Singh Deo (Chhattisgarh), Thiru N Rangasamy (Puducherry), L Jayantakumar Singh (Manipur), James K Sangma (Meghalaya), Parsadi Lal Meena (Rajasthan), Brijesh Pathak (Uttar Pradesh), Dr Prabhuram Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh), Rushikesh Patel (Gujarat) and Nimisha Suthar, MoS, Health (Gujarat).
“Let us speedily cover all eligible beneficiaries for health services under PMJAY by ensuring that remaining beneficiaries are provided PMJAY cards by organising special camps”, Dr Mandaviya urged the states as he reviewed the progress of PMJAY.