Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, while inaugurating a cancer and super-specialty center at a private hospital said that there is a need for public and private hospitals to achieve the ‘right to health’ in the state. Gehlot said that the state government is taking necessary steps to bring Rajasthan at the top in healthcare facilities. He said that free medicines and diagnostic test schemes have brought positive impact in healthcare in the state. “Announcing the scheme is one thing but to implement it properly is always important. In free medicines scheme, it is not that medicines are supplied once, but it is a continuous process. The schemes have been implemented with full efforts,” said Gehlot.
He inaugurated the cancer and super specialty center at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital. “In the newly inaugurated cancer and super-specialty center, there is a facility of 200 ICU beds. We have introduced the facilities keeping in need mind the growing requirement of cancer-care facilities,” said Dr M L Swarnkar, chairman of the medical college and hospital. However, he pointed out that role of private hospitals in ensuring ‘right to health’ is important, but at the same time, he said, “If any private hospital is found involved in unlawful activities, it should be punished.” – TOI