Health Minister of Rajasthan Calls for Healthy Lifestyle to Beat Diabetes

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Rajendra Singh Rathore, Minister of Health, Government of Rajasthan


Rajendra Singh Rathore, Minister of Health, Government of Rajasthan, expressed worry on the increasing problems of diabetes, heart ailments and blood pressure. He says that adoption of daily healthy lifestyle could be the best way to curtail diabetes and diseases related to lifestyle. He calls for more awareness, especially among the youth of the state, as well as the nation to fight against the spreading of these diseases.

Rathore was speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of the World Health Day celebration, which was being organised by the Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan. The department recognised the people doing exemplary healthcare activities across the state during this function that took place on 7th April 2016 in Jaipur. The minister also inaugurated the new ‘Kayakalp’ web portal for ensuring quality care in the healthcare institutions of Rajasthan.

Mukesh Sharma, Principal Secretary – Health, presided over the function and stated that more than 500 private hospitals have been listed under Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana (BSBY) as on date and more than one lakh patients have been given the treatment package while more than Rs 51 lakhs of claim has been booked under BSBY till the date.

Naveen Jain, Mission Director, National Health Mission and Special Secretary Health, informed the audience about the new initiatives and innovations undertaken by the medical and health department in the last financial year.

Dr B R Meena, Director – Public Health, Dr V K Mathur, Director – Reproductive and Child Health, Govind Pareek, Deputy Director – Information Education Communication, P C Saini, Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda, O P Tripathi, Branch Manager, Udhyog Bhawan Branch, Bank of Baroda and other officials related to healthcare ecosystem of the state were present in the function.

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