Patna Feb 8: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today laid the foundation stone of a super speciality Eye hospital and a Trauma Centre in Patna to provide quality treatment to patients.
Mr Kumar laid the foundation stone and also launched construction work of both the hospitals at a function organised in Rajendra Nagar hospital, Patna. While super speciality Eye hospital of 106 beds would come up in premises of Rajendra Nagar government hospital, the Trauma Centre would start functioning in Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan hospital in Rajbanshi Nagar locality of Patna.
The chief minister, addressing a function organised on the occasion, said that a vision of developing Rajendra Nagar hospital into a super speciality Eye hospital and Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan hospital as specialised treatment of bone related complications had come into his mind after he came to power in 2005.
A lot of effort was being taken to improve the health scenario in the state since his government came to power 14 years back, he added.
" World bank in its report had pointed out that a large share of the income was being spent by poor on treatment of diseases they were affllicted with, which was a serious concern", Mr Kumar said adding in light of the report of World bank, his government started taking all steps to improve the treatment facilities in government hospitals in the state.
It was due to the efforts of his government that the number of patients seeking treatment per month in a primary health centre had increased from 39 in 2005 to 1500 in November 2006, he said adding that an average of 10,500 patients were now seeking treatment in a primary health centre. (UNI)