New Delhi: Along with the world, India is also battling different variants of the Kovid-19 epidemic. In such a situation, to discuss the physical and mental health of Indians battling various infectious and non-communicable diseases and to deal with the challenges related to it, News24 organized ‘Arogya Health Conclave’ on Monday, in which many Experts and special guests participated.
During the event ‘States and their Challenges’ (States and their challenges) Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey also participated as a special guest in the special session related to Vipnesh Mathur had a special discussion with Health Minister Pandey on behalf of News24.
Here are the edited excerpts of this conversation-
Corona presented a challenge in front of the whole world. In which many developed countries, where the health infrastructure is very good, but the way the scenes came out during the time of Corona, we have also seen the suffering of our country. But Corona highlighted that we need to develop our basic infrastructure.
The preparations that were needed to fight the epidemic were not seen, but now the situation is different.
question- Why not go to government hospitals? Why do ministers-chief ministers and competent people go to Delhi for treatment?
Health Minister Mangal Pandey- All our hospitals became self-sufficient to produce oxygen. Many schemes were made to take the Prime Minister’s dream to the village. Funds were made available to the states. Bihar itself has got Rs 6700 crore.
– Have felt the shortcoming that you have mentioned. But now the features have to be upgraded and improved. This result is visible now.
PMCH, the second largest hospital in the world and the largest in the country, will be ready in the next 5 to 6 years. It will be the largest hospital in the country in terms of beds. Certainly PMCH has a long history, so it is our endeavor to achieve the old reputation of PMCH.
Patna’s work is going on fast in PMCH. Even today there is better treatment. But work is going on to increase the number of beds. Bihar has the highest population density. The pressure of such population is not on the hospitals of other states of the country, which is in Bihar. The government is realizing this. We have thirty six hundred beds to increase in PMCH.
Similarly, beds are being increased in DMCH, which will be ready in a few months.
We built a new Piku Hospital of 100 beds. A hospital was built inside Gaya. Work is going on to increase the beds at all the places. Also, there are six beds on PSC earlier, the decision to make it thirty beds was taken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Overall, in the next four years, a total of 22 to 23 thousand beds will increase in almost all the hospitals in the state.
We have increased the medical colleges from 11 to 20.
first published:April 26, 2022, 1:09 p.m.