Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday announced that his government’s much-awaited Universal Health Scheme (UHS) will be launched on April 1 this year.
CM said in a virtual program of the Department of Medical Education that under the scheme, announced by Gehlot in the state budget for 2021-22, every family will get an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh.
He said that the medical and health sector is a top priority for his government. Gehlot said, “Development work, water, electricity, education, irrigation, social welfare and other sectors are also on the priority list of the government, but health is the top priority area for us.”
He said that the state government had started the campaign “Healthy Rajasthan” and preparations for it which started in December 2019 proved to be significant at the time of coronovirus outbreak in March 2020.
The government’s corona management was excellent, due to which the recovery rate was the highest and the state had the lowest mortality rate. The Chief Minister said that we have strengthened our medical infrastructure and the corona testing capacity is 70,000 per day. He said that the “Bhilwara model” of Rajasthan was praised all over the world and the slogan of “No Mask, No Entry” was followed in Britain as well.
Highlighting the medical facilities in the state, Gehlot said that his government was exploring the possibility of alliances with foreign universities for nursing-training courses. He said that seats have increased in medical colleges, MBBS and MD courses in the state and the government is developing the Model Community Health Center (CHC).