Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on Saturday, said the state government will launch a scheme for the health check-up of every citizen of the state.
Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, the CM said health checks must be done at least once a year to ensure timely diagnosis of any health ailment and the person can also get timely treatment. “A scheme has been formulated for this. President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu will formally launch this unique scheme called Mukhyamantri Parivar Swasthya Parikshan scheme during her visit to Kurukshetra on 29 November,” he said.
Khattar said this scheme has not yet been implemented in any other state in the country. On the implementation of the said scheme, he said in the first phase, the state government will start this scheme from Antyodaya families having annual incomes up to Rs 1.80 lakh. In the first phase, the health checkup of the members of such families will be done and after that, in the next phase, all the other sections will be covered by making this scheme universal.
Responding to a question about the pre-Budget meeting held with the Union finance minister, Khattar lauded Nirmala Sitharaman for continuing the old practice of taking suggestions from the finance ministers of all the states before the budget like every year.
The CM said Haryana is in the third position in the country in terms of Ease of Doing Business and along with that, the state is now vastly moving towards Ease of Living. He said for this, the state government proposes to create three dedicated funds and the Center should also create these funds. Out of the capital provision of Rs One lakh crore made under this fund last year, it was said to give interest-free funds for 50 years.
“Out of that, Haryana also got Rs 874 crore, which we have invested in the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor. Even on this, Haryana has said that this amount should be increased and the scheme should be continued,” Khattar said.