September 12, 2019
Healthcare in govt hospitals in Bangla free: Didi
The healthcare infrastructure in Bangla has improved by leaps and bounds over the last eight years. Healthcare at government hospitals has become free, Mamata Banerjee shared on her social media pages today.
For the people of West Bengal, treatment, diagnostics, and drugs is NOW completely FREE in all government hospitals. In addition, FREE treatment upto Rs 5 lakh in Private hospitals is also made available to 7.5 crore citizens of Bengal under Swasthya Sathi scheme.
Since its launch, a total of 6.53 lakh people have been treated under this scheme and Govt has spent close to Rs 670 crore on it. Now, 1,472 hospitals including 983 private hospitals providing treatment to Swasthya Sathi beneficiaries in the State.