Rajasthan News: On Thursday, Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, announced that Rajasthan has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in India to designate 29 gram panchayats as tuberculosis-free.
Rajasthan to be TB-Free by 2025
The acheivement of national-level medals by eight districts for their exceptional contributions to tuberculosis (TB) eradication reflects the unwavering commitment of the state towards this endeavour, as said by him. CM Ashok Gehlot further said that India accommodates 26% of the global TB patient population, with Rajasthan alone accounting for six percent of these cases. He emphasised the objective of making Rajasthan TB-free by 2025, drawing parallels between the collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unified efforts envisioned for eliminating TB within the state.
Gehlot made these remarks while presenting TB-free certificates to 29 gram panchayats during a ceremony at his residence. Additionally, he marked the commencement of 115 new medical facilities, with an investment of Rs 320 crore, and inaugurated 109 medical buildings established at a cost of Rs 122 crore. Furthermore, he introduced 20 new 104 Janani Express ambulances and 50 new 108 ambulances, thereby bolstering emergency medical services.
Citizens getting benefits with Chiranjeevi scheme
The event occurred at the Chief Minister’s house. He started and marked the beginning of different development projects through a video call. He mentioned that the residents are receiving free medical treatment worth up to Rs 25 lakh and accident insurance of Rs 10 lakh under the Chiranjeevi scheme. Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena also spoke during the event.
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