Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 24- Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Choudhary Lal Singh today urged upon the people to avail benefits of Social Assistance Scheme ‘Ladly Beti’, adding that the scheme has been meant for new born girl child of the State with an aim to reverse the alarming trend of declining child sex ratio.
This was stated by the Minister at a meeting of officers of Health and Medical Education departments of Jammu province at Government Gandhi Nagar Hospital, here today.
Secretary Health and Medical Education Departments Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari, Principal GMC Dr. Ghanshyam Dev Gupta, Director Health Services Dr. Baljeet Singh Pathania, Director Family Welfare Dr. Baldev Raj Sharma, Mission Director NHM Dr. Mohan Singh, Assistant Controller Drugs and Food Control Organization, Lotika Khajuria, besides Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers and Medical Officers of Jammu province were present in the meeting.
Earlier, Choudhary Lal Singh also reviewed the progress of State Family Benefit Scheme (SFBS) at the conference hall of the Government Gandhi Nagar hospital.
The Minister directed the officers to educate the people about the benefits of the scheme by organizing awareness camps in their areas. He said SFBS is a social assistance scheme meant for those low income families whose income does not exceed from Rs. 75000/-per annum and who lose their breadwinner and are not covered under any other such benefit scheme due to them being excluded from the BPL category.
Choudhary Lal Singh informed that under the scheme, the beneficiary will get a one-time financial assistance of Rs. 40,000/-, adding that a provision of Rs. 20 crore is being made for this scheme.
For improving the medicare facilities in the Government Gandhi Nagar hospital, he asked the hospital authorities to issue roaster duty of consultants so that they could attend their duties on routine without making any special call in emergency cases.
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