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Gujarat CM chairs high-level meeting regarding new Health Policy – 2016

As a part of new health policy declared by the State Government, a high-level meeting was organized under chairmanship of Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani. He expressed his commitment to establish new Brown Field Medical Colleges in the remotest areas of the state to extend medical services across Gujarat. Minister of State for Health Department Shri Shankarbhai Chaudhary, renowned expert doctors across the state, along with administrators from corporate hospitals, charitable trusts and pharmaceuticals industry; senior government officials were remained present in the meeting.

It is worth to mention here that fruitful discussion was held during meeting regarding the New Health Policy – 2016 declared by the state government has received incredible response from doctors, medical education sector and administrators of corporate-trust managed hospitals across the state.

CM Shri Rupani called to take benefit of this new health policy with objectives to provide best treatment at cheaper rates to poor, deprived, distressed and exploited persons by establishing advanced medical treatment facilities in remotest areas of the state. He appealed administrators of corporate hospitals and charitable trusts to begin generic medical stores in their hospitals to provide cheaper medicines to people. As a response to his appeal, President of Indian Medical Association Dr. Yogendra Modi advised to prescribe generic medicines for all patients of the state. Administers from various trusts and pharmaceutical companies expressed readiness to cooperate in Brown Field Medical Colleges to begin in the remotest areas of the state such as Amreli, Dahod, Bharuch, Palanpur and Tapi – Vyara. Medical colleges will begin at three places of the state as a part of Green Field Medical College.

On the occasion, Shri Pankajbhai Patel of Zydus, Shri Sudhirbhai of Torrent Pharma and Shri Ketan Desai of MCI etc. gave innovative suggestions.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat