Agartala, Aug 25: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has urged
private investment in health sector to develop international standard healthcare
infrastructure in the state considering immense prospect.
Addressing Tripura Institute of Paramedical Science (TIPS) on Saturday, he
said Tripura could able to prevent outflow of about Rs 250 Cr annually from the
state, which is being spent by the people of the state in outside for health
service if the dependable infrastructure is made here.
He stated that Tripura has close proximity with Bangladesh from where
everyday thousands of people have been travelling to different parts of India
for treatment purpose.
“The people of Bangladesh are mainly going to southern and western states
of India for health service and they face problems of language, food, culture and
travel. If the similar quality of service is made available in Tripura not only
Bangladesh, patients from other northeastern states will come to get treatment
here,” Deb pointed out.
Besides, a few international investors of health service, the state government
has been trying hard to persuade best health establishments of India to set up their
hospitals and diagnostic centres along with dedicated medicos and non-medicos
here, Deb said adding that the health infrastructure at government level up to
village level has improved a lot in the last one and a half years.
Deb stated that his government has been desperately trying to build medical
hub in PPP model.
“We are in touch with USA based healthcare institutions and many more global
investors besides, Indians to raise medical hub in Tripura that will certainly help
our neighbours and boost economy. We are opening newly built Regional Cancer
Research Institute (RCRI) – best in northeast shortly here, has been built at the
cost of Rs 160 Cr with all super specialty services and infrastructure,” Deb added. (UNI)