THE PUNJAB Government has decided to provide free dialysis service in all Government Hospitals and Medical Colleges and this decision has come to effect from today. The formal announcement in this regard was made by the Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, today in the Vidhan Sabha.
Giving details, Brahm Mohindra said that state government is committed to provide free health services to the needy and poor people of Punjab. He said that free dialysis facility would available in all government health institutes in the state where dialysis treatment is already being provided to the patients. As per record of year 2016-17, total 11,596 dialysis sessions held in government hospitals and medical colleges.
The Health Minister said that even on perceiving that with the facility being extended free to all the citizen of Punjab, the government to bear this expense of about Rs. one crore for this year. He further said that now, all district hospitals, medical colleges and some sub-divisional hospitals (Abohar, Batala and Dahuya) would provide free dialysis facility. He said that the State Government will also plan to provide more dialysis unit as per requirement.
"The Punjab Health department also strengthened its radiography wing with the new recruitment of 58 radiographers and 2 E.C.G. technicians were also appointed,” added Brahm Mohindra.