The Union government is to set up a dialysis centre on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode under the Prime Minister’s Dialysis Yojna at Uddanam in Srikakulam for the kidney-affected people there, Union health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said.
A special team would also be sent to find the causes of kidney ailments. Also, just like Aadhaar card, central government employees would get health cards, he said.
The Union health minister was in the port city on Monday to inaugurate the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Wellness Centre at Chinawaltair. He said specialist doctors would be appointed under the pilot project. Online health cards would be given to central government employees from May this year. Pregnant women would also be given free medicines till delivery as well as transportation facility. Under the scheme 12 kinds of vaccinations would be provided to neo natals, including pneumonia, diarrhoea and rota virus.
“Apart from these, an AIIMS has been planned for Mangalagiri in AP and cancer institutes would be set up in 20 states including one in the state. A Centre For Alternative Medicines would be set up in one campus. The central government is allotting Rs 4 crore for medicine and Rs 2 crore for cancer medicines alone,” informed Nadda.