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Govt to launch insurance plan for people: CM

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Friday said that the State Government is contemplating to implement an insurance scheme in health sector for the people of the State.

The scheme would not only benefit the common man but also, ease the growing pressure on doctors in the Government health institutions, said  Manohar Lal while speaking at ‘Meet the CM’ programme organised on the occasion of ‘national youth day’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Panchkula near here.

On this occasion, he interacted with the students and also, responded to their queries.

More than 800 students of 11 colleges and educational institutions attended the programme.

The Chief Minister said that under the insurance scheme, in case a patient visits any private doctor, his fees would be reimbursed by the State Government. Patients visiting the Government hospitals in the State are already being provided free treatment facility. Apart from this, about 570 different medicines are being provided free of cost to the people of the State, said Manohar Lal.

While reiterating the State Government’s commitment to provide quality health care facilities to the people, the Chief Minister said that with a view to meet the requirement of doctors in the Government  health institutions, it has been decided to open one medical college in each district of the State.

This would help in getting 2000 doctors every year. 14 to 15 such colleges have already been opened whereas the remaining would soon be opened. Apart from this, new dental hospitals are also being constructed to accommodate the BDS doctors, he added.

On the issue of improving educational infrastructure, Manohar Lal said that the State Government has decided to open new Government women colleges at 29 different locations during this year.

With this, Haryana would become the first State to have such colleges at a distance of every 20 kilometers. Besides, science stream have been made mandatory in the all the new colleges being set up in the State to promote science subject among the students, said he.

The Chief Minister said that Government is making concerted efforts to promote qualitative education in the State. A scheme has been prepared to open Women College within a radius of every 20 kilometers in Haryana so that our daughters need not travel far to get education.  In this series, the State Government has opened new such colleges except at 29 places where it would be opened this year, said he.

Manohar Lal further said that directions have been issued that while opening new colleges or upgrading the existing ones, science stream should be included as this would provide an opportunity to the village students to pursue career in science.

He said that with a view to improve the reasoning ability  of  students, it has also been decided to set up Maths laboratory at block level.

While congratulating the students on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Chief Minister urged them to take inspiration from his life and follow the path shown by him so as to succeed in their chosen field.

He said that even Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had also called upon  the people to adopt the high ideals of Swami Vivekanand in their lives.

The Chief Minister also said that the State Government is working with the mantra of WIFY (women, infrastructure and industry, farmers and youth) and added that various steps have been taken for the empowerment of women, strengthening of infrastructure and industry, welfare of farmers and  youth.

Describing India as a country of youth, he said that people upto 35 years of age constitute the 65 per cent of the total population of the country.

He also informed that during a meeting with Union External Affairs Minister, Sushama Swaraj at New Delhi recently, he has requested her to open an office of Union Ministry in Haryana so as to provide guidance to the youth intended to go abroad as per their skill and experience. Land for the setting up of this office would be made available by the State Government, he added.

In order to ensure the skill development of the youth so as to make them employable, the Chief Minister said that the Haryana Government has set up a University of Skill Development in Palwal which is the first University of its kind in the country.

Speaking about industrial investment, Manohar Lal said that during the Global  Investor Summit organized at Gurugram, 450 MOUs were signed.

Work has been started on 150 MOUs which have provided job opportunities to 1.10 lakh youth. The Government has a set a target to provide job to five lakh youth. Apart from this, 22 lakh new small and big industrial units have been set up in the State, he added.

Among those present on this occasion included MLAs namely Gian Chand Gupta and Latika Sharma, chairman Haryana Housing Board Jawahar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner Panchkula Gauri Parashar Joshi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mukul Kumar and other senior officers.



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