Health screening of all above 30 years: Nadda


Union minister for health and family welfare J P Nadda said the centre is all set to roll out a massive programme in 100 districts across the country to carry out comprehensive health screening of all above the 30 years of age.

Speaking at a “Sankalp Se Siddhi” event organised in Chhattisgarh capital, the union minister said, the entire population above 30 years would be screened for hyper-tension, diabetics, cervical, breast and oral cancer. He said, selected patients identified under this massive campaign would be provided treatment free of cost.

Nadda said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set a target to work for a “New India” by 2022, the 75th anniversary of Independence with focus on welfare of the poor and the farmers.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Raman Singh said, the government wants to completely eliminate the problem of Maoists from the state by 2022. He said, 20,000 villages in the state would be linked with Bharat net by year 2020 following which every village will have video conferencing facility. He said, roads works at an estimated cost of 40,000 crore rupees would be completed by 2022 besides developing a rail network of about 1300 kilometres. Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, former union minister Ramesh Bais, members of parliament were present on this occasion.