A day after the Uttar Pradesh government announced farm loan waiver worth of Rs 36,359 crores, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday promised to revamp the healthcare system of India's most populous state.
Speaking at a function at King George's Medical University in Lucknow, Adityanath spoke of increasing the number of doctors in the state. The chief minister stressed that the state needed at least five lakh more doctors to help the healthcare infrastructure in UP.
Five lakh more doctors required in UP as of now: CM Yogi Adityanath at King George's Medical University in Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/417CyGmw9M
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Stressing on affordable healthcare, Adityanath also claimed that patients were being fleeced in the name of treatment. On the issue of medical treatment, he claimed, "If a doctor talks to his patient politely, half the ailment disappears."
If a Doctor talks to his patient politely, half the ailment disappears:UP CM Yogi Adityanath at King George's Medical University in Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/GgHTvGKB2N — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 5, 2017
Adityanath said that the Uttar Pradesh government will open six new Aiims hospitals and also promised to start two new medical colleges in the state.
In a stern message to the medical community of the state, Adityanath warned government doctors not to indulge in private practice. He also reiterated that he has a huge responsibility towards the people of the state.
With inputs from ANI
Published Date: Apr 05, 2017 18:08 PM | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 18:08 PM