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UP govt to set up cardiac, cancer care units at 174 dist hosps

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government today said that it would establish cardiac and care units in 174 district hospitals of the state.

State Health also said that the state had started the process of recruiting specialist doctors.

"For heart patients we are going to establish cardiac care units. For patients and helping in prevention of the disease, care units are also in the offing," he said while replying to questions in the state Assembly.

The said that against the total requirement of 7,300 specialist doctors, there were 3,769 in the state. The government is trying to recruit more doctors, he said.

"We are going to start (Diplomate of National Board) courses for government doctors and also train them," Singh said.

DNB, a post-graduate degree, is awarded by the National Board of Examinations under the Union

Replying to another question of member on Japanese and the Acute Syndrome, Singh said, "A special campaign was being run for encephalitis-affected districts, under which against a total target of 88.62 lakh children, 91.25 lakh children, between ages 1 to 15 years, were vaccinated".

He said that in the Gorakhpur and Basti divisions, 76 per cent medical officers, 69 per cent Asha workers and 62 per cent Anganbadi workers have been trained.

"A rapid response team has also been constituted to prevent the spread of the disease," the said.

In the Gorakhpur and Basti divisions, 104 treatment centres are running, he said.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 15:05 IST