New Delhi: After the hospital deaths of several children in Gorakhpur and Farrukhabad districts sparked public outrage, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning a project to attend to the health needs of people in rural areas.

“The UP government is shortly coming out with a project to tackle the health issues in rural area of the state. The scheme envisages dividing UP into five clusters for managing the health-related problems and needs and effectively deploying doctors, para-medical staff and others who can handle the issues in the rural areas,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said at a medical technology conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on Thursday.

“The…system would be such that a villager in a remote area can through telephone connect to the control centres which will be operational on 24 X 7 basis to explain about the diseases that they are afflicted with and the doctors receiving the calls would be prescribing simple medicine,” said Singh. READ MORE

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