Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today that Corona period for India, “Service, restraint and determination” Has proved to be a positive time which has become an example for the humanity of the whole world.
On the occasion of flagging off state-of-the-art mobile clinics with all the health facilities given to the Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi by the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Naqvi said that in the lives of people in the Corona era New energy has arisen towards change, change in work culture and responsibility towards the country and society.
Naqvi said that the positive resolve of the people and the strong will of the government at the time of this crisis was a result of India moving fast on the foot of self-reliance in the health sector. India also became self-sufficient and helped other countries in the production of N-95 masks, PPE, ventilators and other health-related items. Today the number of dedicated corona hospitals has increased to 1054.
Naqvi said that at the time of onset of Corona epidemic there was only one testing lab in our country, today there is a network of 1400 labs. When the corona crisis came, only 300 tests could be done in a day, today more than 7 lakh tests are being done every day. The National Digital Health Mission has been launched to give health ID to every Indian. It is the world’s largest health care system. This is a revolutionary step in the field of health. Every test of people, every disease, which doctor gave which medicine, when given, what were the reports, all this information would be contained in this one health ID.
Naqvi said that the world’s largest health plan “Modi Care” Has guaranteed the health of the people, a result of the efforts of the government in the last 6 years in the health care sector to prevent the major impact of the corona crisis in a country with such a large population. 22 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), 157 new medical colleges are being constructed in the country. More than 45 thousand seats have been increased in MBBS and MD. More than 1.5 lakhs in villages across the country “Wellness Center” Have been started. In the corona era “Wellness Center” Has greatly helped the people in the villages.
Naqvi said that during the challenges of Corona, more than 80 crore people were provided free ration for the health and well being of the people, more than 90 thousand crore rupees were directly transferred to the bank accounts of the needy. As a result, the disaster survived.
Naqvi said that more than 1500 health assistants trained under the skill development program of the Ministry of Minority Affairs are engaged in serving the people affected by Corona. 50% of these trained health assistants are girls who are helping the corona patients in various hospitals and health centers of the country. This year, more than 2000 other health assistants are being trained, the Ministry of Minority Affairs is imparting this training for a period of 1 year by various health organizations, institutions, well-known hospitals.
Naqvi said that 16 Haj houses have been given to various state governments for quarantine and isolation facility across the country, which the state governments are using as per requirement.
Naqvi said that the mobile clinic given by the Ministry of Minority Affairs will be operated by New Delhi’s Holy Family Hospital to provide health facilities to the poor, weaker sections.
This ambulance is the CSR of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) of Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Provided under the program.
This ambulance is equipped with an emergency multi-mercury monitor, oxygen facility and auto-loading stretcher, which is considered to be an essential survival feature for any emergency patient.
Naqvi said that NMDFC has provided modified scooters, physiotherapy medical equipment and other necessary equipment to the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center of the Ministry of Defense in Mohali for the treatment of soldiers suffering from disabilities in war. These devices are helping the Divyang soldiers to live their normal life.
On this occasion, Archbishop, Delhi, Anil Couto; P.K., Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs Slave; Holy Family Hospital director Father George, NMDFC CMD Shahbaz Ali and other dignitaries were present.