Chhattisgarh / Koriya
Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana' brings free healthcare facilities to rural areas
Koriya | 24-Mar-2023 727
Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana' brings free healthcare facilities to rural areas
Mobile medical units provide free check-ups and medicines to 70,000 patients in district
State Government's ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Haat Bazaar Clinic Yojana' is playing an important role in improving the accessibility of healthcare facilities to the distant rural regions of the district. With this scheme, villagers are able to easily access health check-ups and medicines at the nearby haat bazaars. The scheme is being successfully implemented in the district under the guidance of Collector Shri Vinay Kumar Langeh. Mobile medical units are providing free medical check-ups and medicines to people on the days of weekly haat-bazaars in the rural and remote areas of the district.
According to information received from the Health Department, since April 2022, nearly 70,000 patients have benefited from free medicines and tests, and are prioritizing coming to the Haat Bazaar Clinic for facilities like routine check-ups in rural areas. Moreover, patients are being referred to district hospitals and community health centers according to their treatment needs. The Haat Bazaar Clinic is offering various tests such as hemoglobin, blood sugar, high blood pressure, dengue, diarrhea, malaria, RD test, HIV, VDRL solubility, and COVID-19, along with the distribution of 64 types of medications.
Free healthcare facilities bring relief to rural beneficiaries
The scheme is providing better healthcare facilities to people in remote and inaccessible areas of the district and is being praised by the rural masses. Satyanarayan, one of the beneficiaries, a 70-year-old resident of Rajauli village in the Sonhat development block, has been suffering from joint pain for a long time and found it difficult to travel for treatment at his age. However, ever since the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the mobile medical unit regularly visits the Haat Bazaar, enabling him to receive free treatment there. Satyanarayan said that he is being provided with free medicines along with check-ups, which has greatly improved his health.
Similarly, Rakesh Soni, a resident of the same village suffering from high blood pressure, also shared his experience saying that he used to get treatment at a private hospital earlier, which was expensive, but now he receives free check-ups and medicines every week at the Haat Bazaar Clinic. He expressed satisfaction with the facilities available at the clinic and thanked the Chief Minister for the initiative.
Weekly days fixed for the MMUs in 17 Haat Bazaars
According to the information received from the Health Department, currently MMUs are being operated in a total of 17 weekly haat bazaars of the district to provide health facilities to the people. The facilities are available on Monday in village Kudeli of Baikunthpur development block, Tuesday in village Chhindand, Wednesday in village Kasra, Thursday in village Sorga, Friday in village Jamgahna, Saturday in village Gadbadi, Sunday in village Katkona, Sunday in village Charcha and Tuesday in village Salka and Monday in village Latma of Sonhat development block, village Rajoli on Tuesday, village Sonhat on Wednesday, village Rawatsarai on Thursday, village Ramgarh on Friday, village Kushaha on Saturday, and village Katgodi on Thursday.
Born in a royal family, Late Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev lived the life of a fakir: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Koriya | 14-Feb-2023 388
Chief Minister unveiled the statue of State's first Finance Minister 'Koriya Kumar' Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev
Rich in multifaceted personality, Koriya Kumar devoted his entire life to the development of Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister shared political and personal memories on the occasion of Dr. Singhdev's birth anniversary, paid floral tribute
Chief Minister performed Bhumi Pujan of development works worth Rs 10.99 crore
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today unveiled the statue of state's first Finance Minister, Late Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev, popularly known as 'Koriya Kumar', at Ghadi Chowk, Baikunthpur, the district headquarters of Koriya, on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Chief Minister paid tribute to late Dr Ramchandra Singhdev by garlanding his statue.
Remembering late Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that his entire life was dedicated to Chhattisgarh. Development and betterment of Chhattisgarh and Koriya were always the core of his vision, and he worked sincerely to realize this vision. He was a multifaceted personality. Mr. Baghel said that Koriya Kumar Dr. Singhdev may have been born in a royal family, but he lived the life of a fakir. His life was very simple. He was frugal throughout his life. Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev was easygoing, simple, sociable, and had cheerful personality. Chief Minister said that the way the tribals take from nature only as per their requirement and do not store it, in the same way Koriya Kumar lived his life with simplicity. Recalling his tenure as PHE Minister, Chief Minister said that back then, Dr. Singhdev had personally visited the area to study water recharging work there. His expertise was in water management and irrigation projects. Mr. Baghel told that Dr. Singhdev was part of the family.
Chief Minister said that when he became an MLA and a minister in 1967, half of the portfolios were with him. He also rendered remarkable services as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. When Chhattisgarh was formed, he became the first finance minister of the state. His thoughts and ideas are the foundation of the progressive economy of Chhattisgarh today. Today, Chhattisgarh is moving fast on the foundation of the economy of Chhattisgarh laid by him as the Finance Minister. Chief Minister told that Dr. Singhdev would often ask him to call him uncle instead of Kumar Saheb. The absence of such a simple-minded and sociable person is definitely an irreparable loss for all of us.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also mentioned the contribution of Koriya Kumar's father late Mr. Ramanuja Pratap Singhdeo in the making of labour law and mid-day meal scheme, which is being implemented in the entire country today. He said that the love and affection of Koriya Kumar was always with him. Today, on this occasion, I pay my respects to that great personality who devoted his entire life to the development of the state, said Mr. Baghel.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel performed Bhumi Pujan of various development works costing about Rs. 10.99 crore for the district, which includes works worth Rs. 7.63 crore for Municipal Council Baikunthpur, works of Rs. 2.86 crore for Municipal Council Shivpur-Charcha and various other development works of Rs. 50 lakh including the community hall of Sarva Adivasi Samaj in Baikunthpur*
On this occasion, Vidhansabha Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant, Minister in-charge of Home, Public Works and District Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Health Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev, School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Parliamentary Secretary and Baikunthpur MLA Mrs. Ambika Singhdev, Vice President of Surguja Development Authority and Bharatpur-Sonhat MLA Mr. Gulab Kamro and Director, CGMSC and Manendragarh MLA Dr. Vinay Jaiswal including local public representatives, eminent citizens and elders. Common people were present in large numbers.
Skilled politician, expert in water management and keen interest in photography were important aspects of Dr. Singhdeo's identity-
Late Dr. Ramchandra Singhdev, popularly known as "Koriya Kumar", was born on February 13, 1930 in Baikunthpur, the district headquarters. From 1967 to 2000, Dr. Singhdev was a member of the Legislative Assembly, Minister of Irrigation and Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board in undivided Madhya Pradesh. After Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, he became the first Finance Minister of Chhattisgarh. He did his schooling at Rajkumar College, Raipur and higher education at Allahabad University, from where he obtained MSc in Chemistry and PhD in Sociology. His interest was in photography, book writing. He had fundamental thoughts on advanced forms of irrigation, planning, economics, he always had an active participation in various national seminars organized on issues of public interest. He was also honored for efficient water management by an international organization based in Germany.
Special backward Pando tribe now have access to pure drinking water
Koriya | 08-Feb-2023 408
As every household in the village had access to water, the villagers' faces were beaming with joy.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and the instructions of Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudrakumar, pure drinking water is being supplied to the residences of the protected special backward Pando tribe of the state. Durgapur, a village dominated by the Pando tribe, is a dependent village of Umjhar Gram Panchayat within the Baikunthpur development block of Koriya district. This area is home to 47 Panda tribe families. It was a challenge to ensure that everyone in Durgapur village, which reflects the lifestyle of forest dwellers, had access to quality drinking water under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Meanwhile, Officials from the Public Health Engineering Department stated that the Jal Jeevan Mission is being better implemented in the district under the supervision of Collector Mr. Vinay Kumar Langeh. Prior to this, happiness is among the locals as a result of the Jal Jeevan Mission formulating an action plan to bring quality pure drinking water to every family in Durgapur. People from the backward Pando tribe, in particular, have expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel for providing clean drinking water.
It should be emphasized that women are trained as 'Jal Vahini' under the Jal Jeevan Mission to raise awareness among the villages. Drinking water is tested under Jal Jeevan Mission, according to Jal Vahini Sushri Ramkumari Sarathi, and information about water quality is received. According to the government, work is being done through Jal Jeevan Mission to deliver water through domestic taps to 47 designated houses in Khalpara and Ebalpara of Durgapur at a cost of Rs 35.78 lakh. The Jal Jeevan Mission Yojana provides a sufficient quantity of pure drinking water by making tap water reach every household; residents would no longer have to trek for clean drinking water.
Jhumka Jal Mahotsav 2023 to be organized in Korea from January 17
Koriya | 18-Jan-2023 394