Promise fulfilled: New multi super speciality hospitals for districts

The West Bengal Government not only makes promises but fulfills them. West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee had announced in the past that 34 new multi super speciality hospitals will come up in Bengal. Fulfilling her promises, two such hospitals were inaugurated by the CM today at a function in Nadia district.

The new super speciality hospitals with 300 beds are located at Nayagram (West Midnapore) and Barjora (Bankura) respectively.

The project was conceived after the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011. The department for health and family welfare is headed by Chief Minister  Mamata Banerjee herself.

Other such super speciality hospitals are coming up in the districts including East Midnapore, Purulia, Birbhum, Jalpaiguri, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas.

Along with fair price medicine and diagnostic centres, these super speciality hospitals will go a long way in rejuvenating the health sector in the state.


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WB Govt to provide free ‘stent’ for angioplasty to the poor

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, who is also in-charge of the Health Department of the State, has decided the poor will be provided with free ‘stent’ for angioplasty.

This innovative step is being taken by the West Bengal Government after a detailed study by the specialised Committee formed by the CM. In the report submitted by the Committee, USA’s Bear Metal Platinum Chromium’s stent has been recommended. After negotiating with the company, the WB Govt drew up a model plan for free distribution of stent.

In the State Government’s Super Specialty hospital, SSKM, everyday nearly 200 cases of angioplasty takes place alone.

To apply for the stent, the concerned patient has to apply to the State Government through the hospital Super with a copy of his/her income certificate. After scrutiny, the same will be granted.  The stent also can be procured from the ‘Fair Price Medical Shop’, in that case it will be reimbursed by the ‘State Illness Assistant Fund’, later.