Welfare of society ensured in the budget


Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar have hailed the state budget for the financial year 2019-20 presented by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today. They said the welfare of every section of the society had been ensured in the budget including farmers, horticulturists, workers, youth, employees and women.

He have appreciated the State government of providing 10 percent reservations to economically weaker sections of general category in employment and educational institutions.

He said that the decision of providing one additional free of cost LPG refill cylinder to the benificaries of Himachal Grihani Suvidha Yojna and Ujjwala Yojana is going to benefit Two Lakh families.

He said enhancing the social security pension from Rs. 750 to Rs. 850 per month and pension to persons having 70 percent and above disabilities and persons aged 70 years and above from Rs. 1300 Rs. 1,500 per month were the major initiatives of the government. He also appreciated the decisions of increase daily wages from Rs. 225 to Rs. 250 per day, enhance in emoluments of contract employees and increase in honorarium of Mini Anganwari workers, Mid-Day Meal Workers and Helpers Water Guards Carriers in schools, SMC teachers, ASHA workers, Anganwari workers, Revenue Chowkidars ,SPOs and Para Fitters.

He appreciated the decision of upgradation of 500 Health Sib Centres and 125 Primary Health Centers to Health and wellness Centres. They said that this will be beneficial for providing better health Care facilities to people nearer to their home.They also appreciated the decision of upgradation of 12 Health instititions under Sampurna Swasthya Yojana and establishment of Cath Lab in Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Mandi and Dr. Y.S. Parmar Medical College, Naghan.

Health Minister hailed the  starting of Sahara scheme, under which financial assistance of Rs. 2000 per month to be given to patients suffering from grievous and debilitating conditions as such as Parkinson’s, cancer, Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, Hemophilia, Thalassemia, Renal failure etc.

He have appreciated the decision of increased Diet allowance of people infected with HIV (AIDS) will be increased to Rs. 1500 per month and under “Janani Suraksha Yojana financial assistance have also been increased to Rs. 1,100.


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