Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that faculty members of medical colleges should sit in the Out Patient Department (OPD) regularly and encourage research in medical institutions by preparing case studies.
Speaking at an event organised as part of Mission Rozgar at Lok Bhavan, the chief minister said on Tuesday that Uttar Pradesh was able to control encephalitis because of the efforts of health workers.
“More research needs to be done on various illnesses and the professors and assistant professors of both Allopathic and AYUSH should hold OPD,” he said.
The chief minister highlighted the significant positive changes since 2017, stating that Uttar Pradesh, previously experiencing an identity crisis and lacking in development, has witnessed a transformation.
“As a result of the government’s efforts over the last six and a half years, individuals in Uttar Pradesh not only proudly express their identity, but even those who are not originally from UP proudly associate themselves with the state,” he said.
Chief Minister Yogi emphasised that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh has significantly enhanced its healthcare services in the last six and a half years. “In the period from 1947 to 2017, only 12 medical colleges were established in the state. Today, there are 65 medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh, of which many are functional,” the chief minister pointed out.
Attributing the accelerated pace of development to the double-engine government in the state, Chief Minister Yogi said today, along with Allopathy, even traditional medicine was also being promoted in the state.
“After the formation of the Ministry of AYUSH by the Government of India, Uttar Pradesh also formed the Department of AYUSH. Today, Uttar Pradesh has its own AYUSH University, which is rapidly progressing in terms of recognising new colleges,” he said.
The chief minister said that paramedics and staff nurses were the backbone of the state’s healthcare system. “Their interactions with the patients should be such that the patients remember them even after they have recovered,” he said.
He highlighted the successful control of diseases like malaria, chikungunya, kala-azar and dengue in the state, emphasising the significant improvements in healthcare statistics since 2017.
Chief Minister Yogi highlighted the tangible outcomes of the government’s efforts to enhance healthcare services in the state.
“Under Ayushman Bharat and Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana, health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh is being given to 10 crore people of the state. Dialysis facility has been made available in 72 districts of the state. ICUs (intensive care units) have been established in every district,” he pointed out.
In a commitment to provide prompt and efficient healthcare, efforts to minimise the response time of ambulance services 108 and 102 have shown positive results, the chief minister added.
He emphasised that Atal Medical University was being established in Lucknow, dedicated to the revered Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to bring about a revolutionary transformation in the field of medical education.