Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, said on Thursday that both the federal and state governments had prioritized the health sector and that there had been a significant rise in the number of seats available for medical programs. The Chief Minister said that the Congress-led UPA administration was responsible for increasing the number of medical centers in national institutions. “Thankfully, the NDA administration continued it. Consequently, there are more (medical) colleges nationwide, “he added. According to Mr. Gehlot, Rajasthan’s 33 districts would soon have a medical college. He also noted that businessman Gautam Adani had declared intentions to build medical institutions in two sections of the state.
The Chief Minister addressed this during a meeting with the deans of medical schools and other state government representatives. He also examined how the state administration carried out various plans and how hospitals provided medical care. “MBBS and MD seats have risen. This is a revolution of sorts. Tell me, did we anticipate this transformation coming about ten years ago? 50–100 places used to be available at medical schools, according to Mr. Gehlot.
“Today, the number of medical seats in the nation has increased significantly. The medical industry has captured the interest of the federal and state governments,” he said. The chief minister stated that it is the medical college deans’ duty to ensure quality education for students who would become doctors.
He said free medical care is offered to citizens in government hospitals under programs like Chiranjeevi health insurance. He reaffirmed his appeal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi carry out the program nationwide. Such programs must provide social security to people during periods of excessive inflation.
Additionally, Mr. Gehlot instructed officials to maintain the facilities at state government hospitals and make them cleaner. He advised hospital administrators to punish those who spit or litter, seek to shorten wait times, and prioritize cleaning and hygienic improvements to provide visitors with high-quality services. According to the Chief Minister, there should be healthy rivalry among public hospitals regarding upkeep and cleanliness.
He claimed that private hospitals are “looting” the public and that this behavior has to be reined in. According to him, private hospitals should have a humane attitude even when operating with economic goals. The chief minister expressed unhappiness over reports of poorly maintained amenities, such as toilets, in numerous hospitals, saying that bed linens should be changed daily and that hygiene should never be compromised. To deal with these issues, he argued, innovations are required.
Hospitals should develop and adhere to a code of conduct to enhance the administration and facilities while providing patients with high-quality care. Gehlot stressed the value of research and said that the country’s doctors conduct a lot of research due to the US’s superior medical services.
He suggested that the same procedure be used here as well. Gehlot recommended that police learned more about post-COVID problems and said he frequently posts new information about the coronavirus on social media to enlighten others.