Mumbai: March 24, 2011
Maharashtra will augment medical facilities in non-metro cities and rural areas of the state, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar announced while presenting the Budget for 2011-12. Pawar said that the government planned to provide patients the facility of X-ray and ECG at the primary health centres and blood banks at other rural hospitals. He said that an amount of Rs 241 crore has been sanctioned for construction of urban and rural health institutions under the Public Health Department, which include several hospitals and medical colleges. The Finance Minister said that the centrally-sponsored National Rural Health Mission is being implemented effectively in the state and the government would provide Rs 160 billion as its share.
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