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June 17, 2015

34 multi super speciality hospitals coming up in Bengal

34 multi super speciality hospitals coming up in Bengal

Twenty super-speciality hospitals in the districts would be ready by 2016, while another 14 would be constructed by HRBC, the minister of state for Health and family welfare, Chandrima Bhattacharya informed the Assembly on Tuesday. She was replying during the demand for budgetary grant of the department.

Nearly 78 per cent of the West Bengal’s population were dependent on the government’s healthcare delivery system, she said.

Majority of the people subscribe to the government healthcare system, which had been revamped and improved after 34 years of Left Front rule which had completely damaged it, the minister added.

She said that many services had been made free for patients, adding that the medicines supplied through the fair price shops were being verified by the drug controller and were not inferior quality as many Opposition members alleged.

She said that allocation during the four years of Trinamool Congress rule had been doubled from the level which existed before.


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