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Maharashtra Govt To Set Up Urban Health Centres Across State

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, while addressing the legislative assembly, said that one urban health centre will be set up per 15,000 citizens in the municipal corporation areas in cities.

Maharashtra Govt To Set Up Urban Health Centres Across State
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The Maharashtra government on Tuesday, March 22, announced urban health centres will be set up in cities and semi-urban areas.

This development comes in order to ramp up health infrastructure in urban and rural areas.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, while addressing the legislative assembly, said that one urban health centre will be set up per 15,000 citizens in the municipal corporation areas in cities.

He added that an adequate number of centres in nagar panchayat areas (small towns) are planned as well.

Additionally, Tope stated that the cleanliness in the public hospitals will be maintained to compete with the private ones. People prefer private hospitals majorly because of the lack of cleanliness in the public ones. The thrust is on the cleaning and sanitation at least twice a day, he added.

The minister further mentioned that accessibility, affordability of the health care services across the state is the new mission of the department.

Moreover, the state government has earmarked INR 250 crores for the mandatory health checkup of the state government employees. He said that all the government employees in the age group of 40-50 will have to undergo the health checkup once a year while the employees in the age group 50-58 will have to undergo checkup twice a year.

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