Agartala, August 21: Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha on Sunday said that the present BJP-led Tripura government has undertaken numerous initiatives to enhance the health infrastructure, aiming to provide improved healthcare facilities.
The Chief Minister said this while inaugurating a voluntary blood donation camp organized by the Old National Club at Lichubagan in Agartala.
He said, “Blood donation exemplifies social responsibility, as it can save lives and foster human bonds through this noble act. Donating blood is among the greatest gifts a human can give. Our state have now 14 blood banks, with 12 being under governmental control and 2 in private ownership.”
Dr. Saha highlighted that the state government is diligently working on health infrastructure development.
“The Tripura government is dedicated to enhancing the health infrastructure, as evidenced by the decisions outlined in this year’s budget. While approximately 13 lakh people in Tripura have received the PM Ayushman Bharat card, around 4.75 lakh individuals are not covered due to varying criteria. To address this, we have introduced the ‘Mukhyamantri Jana Arogya Yojana’. An allocation of Rs 59 crore has been made for the fiscal year 2023-24. We have also decided to set up 100 Sub Center in the state”
Dr. Saha emphasized the BJP’s commitment to action rather than mere rhetoric.
“I have instructed officials to expedite the implementation of the ‘Mukhyamantri Jana Arogya Yojana’ to include those who are currently excluded,” he added.
AMC Mayor Dipak Majumder, BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharya, and former MLA Dr. Dilip Das were present in the event.