Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj and Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar on Friday inaugurated the dialysis center at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital in Shimla.
It is 7th such center in the state as facility is already available in Solan, Mandi, Kullu, Una, Bilaspur and Dharamshala districts. The hospital, established during British regime, was catering to health needs of thousands of people and keeping this in view, the government has taken initiative to strengthen the facilities in this institute, Bhardwaj said. He said that providing better health facilities in regional hospitals would reduce the pressure on medical colleges.
Parmar said that National Dialysis Program had been started under the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under which the state got 7th dialysis center. In this center, BPL families would get free dialysis facility whereas APL families would get it at a minimum cost of ₹1169. He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the state government wants to take this facility to all the district and sub-division level hospitals. In the near future, dialysis centers would be opened in Chamba, Nurpur, Palampur and Paonta Sahib. He assured that the digital X-ray machine would be installed in DDU within two months for which tenders had already been invited. – United News of India