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Health gets boost in Wayanad budget

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 29, 2017, 6:46 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2017, 6:59 am IST
A sum of Rs 1.5 crore was earmarked for installing a mammography unit in the district.
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Kalpetta: The Wayanad district hospital  will be upgraded as  a superspecialty one. A proposal in this regard was made in the Wayanad district panchayat budget for 2017-18 presented by vice- president P.K Asmath on Tuesday. The budget  with  an income of Rs 111.4 crore,   expenditure of Rs 101.9 crore  and surplus of  Rs 9.5 crore has given priority to the health sector through  a number of projects.  A sum of Rs 1.5 crore was  earmarked for installing a mammography unit in the district.

The other projects include district hospital ICU-casualty renovation, computerisation, bio-gas plant construction, surgical equipment purchase, dialysis sub-centre at Panamaram community health centre and nutritious food distribution of sickle cell anaemia patients.  Rs 10 lakh has been allotted for 'Thooval Sparsham' project to ensure   normal delivery and treatment for scheduled caste.  To convert Wayanad into a child-friendly district, 'Amma Manassu' project has been proposed to strengthen  the jagratha samithi. Digital classrooms, ‘Mission Plus One’ to ensure all SSLC-passed students to join higher secondary courses, renovation of high school/higher secondary schools etc are some of the main proposals for the education sector.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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