Presidents first visit to Haryana becomes special, State gets three pivotal development projects

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh International Gita Mahotsav-2022 became more memorable for Haryanavis as President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, today gifted three pivotal projects to the State which include first of its kind 'Nirogi Haryana', a health checkup scheme, covering Antyodaya families, the foundation stone of Sirsa Medical College and the e-ticketing system of State Roadways. The President on the first day of her two-day tour to the state today participated in the International Gita Seminar held at Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Sadan, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. The seminar is a part of the series of ongoing programmes being held at International Gita Mahotsav(IGM)-2022 in Kurukshetra, the holy land of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita. The President while attending this seminar virtually launched the above-mentioned projects in the presence of Governor, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and other dignitaries. Nirogi Haryana Yojana a step closer to Chief Minister's dream of Swasth Haryana It was in March this year only when the Chief Minister, who is also the Finance Minister while presenting the budget for the year 2022-23 shared his vision of providing free-of-cost comprehensive health check-ups to the people of the State. Within just nine months, the Manohar Lal government's devoted efforts to realize the dream of 'Swasth Haryana' today turned into a reality after President Smt. Droupadi Murmu launched Nirogi Haryana Yojana, another ambitious scheme ensuring the well-being of every Haryanvi. Under this scheme, comprehensive health check-ups of Antyodaya families will be done free of cost. In the first phase, families having an income of less than Rs. 1.80 lakh will be covered, while the rest of the population will be covered in subsequent phases. As per the official data of Antyodaya families released by the Citizen Resource Information Department, the total number of households in Haryana is 26,64,257 and the total population is 1,06,06,475. Antyodaya families to be considered as a single unit Under this scheme, the last-mile citizen or Antyodaya families will be considered as a single unit for comprehensive screening of all its members. Meanwhile, to ease the process of staggering the population size, age-wise classification has been done. As per the classification, there will be five age groups, 0-6 months, 06-59 months, 5-18 years, 18-40 years and above 40 years. Door-to-door campaign to be launched to ensure extensive scheme reach A detailed plan has been made under which a door-to-door campaign will be launched for the extensive reach of this scheme. Under this, ASHA and Anganwadi workers will visit each household of the eligible population and guide them to the nearest health facility for check-ups. A general physical examination of the beneficiary will also be done. Apart from this, other laboratory tests will also be done. Besides this, an in-house application will be developed to record the data during health check-ups, which can be used for the improvement of existing health programmes. Sirsa gets medical college, President lays the foundation stone Adding yet another feather to the health achievement cap of Haryana, the President also gifted a medical college to Sirsa to be built on 21 acres of land in district Sirsa. It will cost about Rs 950 crore. The laying of the foundation stone of this medical college by the President yet again highlighted the commitment of Manohar Lal led the government towards further strengthening the health infrastructure of the State. (


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