Raipur: Chief Minister Raman Singh inaugurated state government’s first super specialty hospital, Dau Kalyan Singh Super-Speciality Hospital, and Post Graduate Institute and Research Center here on Tuesday evening. The hospital has been built at a cost of Rs 140 crore in the old DKS mantralaya building.
Chief Minister also unveiled a life-size statue of Danveer Dau Kalyan Singh in the hospital premises. Addressing the gathering at the inaugural event Chief Minister Raman Singh said that it is the responsibility of the doctors to reach needy and poor patients and provide them with maximum benefits of government-operated health services.
Singh said that it is the responsibility of doctors to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayushmaan Bharat scheme providing health coverage up to Rs five lakh per family for the treatment of serious diseases.
He said that medical facilities have expanded to the remote areas in the state with the continuous efforts of the state government. High-level medical facilities are being provided to the public with state-of-the-art equipment in Dantewada and Bijapur district. Many national level medical facilities are now available in our state too.
Singh said that with the increase in medical facilities in the state maternal and infant mortality rate had been decreased considerably. Simultaneously, the percentage of institutional delivery in government hospitals has increased which is a good sign.
Speaking about specialties of the new hospital, Singh said that this hospital equipped with many modern and state-of-the-art medical devices and the largest modern dialysis center in the country has been developed here. There is 20 modern operation theatre in the hospital.
Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar informed about the continuous development of health services in the state. He said that the condition of public health in the state has improved with several schemes including Chief Minister Child Heart Protection Scheme, Child Shravan Yojana, Child Diabetes Prevention Scheme and Nutrition Program for TB patients. The health budget which was Rs 350 crore in the last 15 years has been increased to Rs 4,300 crore.
Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agarwal said that with the inauguration of the super-specialty hospital, citizens of the state will get high-level medical services like metros in their own state. He expressed happiness at the establishment of a mortal statue of Dau Kalyan Singh in the hospital premises and congratulated all the people including Chhattisgarh Agrawal society for this.