Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government will take initiative to promote medical tourism in Chhattisgarh. He said that at the time of the US visit, the migrant Chhattisgarh residents had proposed to promote medical tourism in Chhattisgarh, the state government would seriously consider it. The Chief Minister has also requested all the well-equipped hospitals in the state to take initiative in this direction. The Chief Minister said that while medical tourism will serve humanity, Chhattisgarh will have its name in it and tourism in the state will also be encouraged. The state government will prepare a framework for promoting medical tourism in consultation with senior officials and senior doctors in this regard.
Shri Baghel expressed his views in the program of Shri Balaji Hospital located at Mowa, capital Raipur today. Mr. Baghel received the MRI of the hospital. Machine and 20-bed ICU were also released. The Chief Minister also released the Senior Citizen Card of the scheme launched by Balaji Group of Hospitals for all types of treatment for senior citizens at 50 percent fee. The Chief Minister said that getting treatment in America is very expensive. If someone has not got insurance, then the property gets sold in his treatment but the treatment is not available. For people there, treatment in India and tourism here is cheaper. Chhattisgarh should take advantage of this opportunity.
Mr. Baghel said that our saint Mahatmas have described the service of humanity as the greatest service. He also mentioned Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in this context. The Chief Minister said that the field of medicine is the field of service to humanity. Those who have a sense of service to humanity in their heart, they come in the field of medicine. He conveyed his best wishes to the doctors and staff members on the 11th anniversary of the hospital. The hospital has organized a huge health camp on this occasion from 15 to 25 February. On the occasion, Dr. Devendra Nayak, Director of Balaji Group of Hospitals gave a welcome address. Former Minister and MLA Mr. Satyanarayan Sharma, senior journalist Mr. Mohan Rao, Mr. RK Nayak, Mrs. Satyavati Nayak and Mrs. Neeta Nayak were present in the program.