The Haryana government has announced a Rs 15 billion plan to add new health infrastructure and upgrade nine hospitals. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here that hospitals were being upgraded at Bhiwani, Rohtak, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Panchkula and Hisar as per the Indian public health standards. The buildings of these hospitals are being renovated and equipped with latest medical instruments like endoscopes, echomachines, laproscopes and ventilators. According to Hooda, CT scan machines are being installed at Rewari and Karnal
New hospital building at Kaithal, Jhajjar, Palwal and Bahadurgarh are ready. New medical colleges are being set up at Mewat, Sonepat and Karnal to give impetus to medical education. Health Minister Geeta Bhukkal said that seven new community health centres (CHCs), 33 primary health centres (PHCs) and 28 new sub centres have also been established during the last year. A free Swasthya Vahan Sewa number 102, a system of referral transport, has been started to shift patients from an accident site to the nearest medical facility. The service also aims to reduce maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate by ensuring that pregnant women reach heath care centres for delivery in time according to the health minister.