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Rs. 190 Crores sanctioned for Northeast Heath Infrastructure Development by DoNER Ministry
TIWN June 26, 2020
Rs. 190 Crores sanctioned for Northeast Heath Infrastructure Development by DoNER Ministry
PHOTO : COVID-19 management in Agartala. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, June 26 (TIWN): Tripura Govt did not send any proposal for DoNER Ministry funding for Health Infrastructure and Centre received proposals from 7 other Northeast states. Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said Rs 190 crore has been sanctioned for augmentation of healthcare facilities in the eight Northeastern states, especially for the management of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Addressing a Virtual meeting on Sunday, attended by the Health Secretaries as well as Deputy Commissioners and Health officials of the 14 aspirational districts of Northeast, Dr Singh said, the concept of Aspirational District was based on 49 key indicators, of which the status of healthcare was an important component.

Dr Singh said that an important experience from the COVID pandemic is that in future, pre-emptive preparedness for epidemic and infection was imperative for optimum healthcare. Considering this, he said, the Ministry of DoNER has given the North Eastern States the option to send proposals for health related projects to be funded up to over Rs 500 crore from North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme. 

He said, accordingly, proposals have been received from the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland, while the proposal from the eighth State of Tripura is awaited.
 
Dr Singh also complemented the aspirational districts of Goalpara and Dhubri in Assam for having achieved Ayushman Bharat coverage of nearly 100 and 85 per cent.

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