‘Pune Model’ Of Health Facilities In Rural Areas Will Be Replicated Across Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar

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Pune, 27th May 2022: “The equipments purchased through the Primary Health Centre’s ‘Gap Analysis’ scheme will make the health service of the Pune district efficient”, said Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and expressed confidence that this ‘Pune model’ of health facilities in rural areas would become popular in the state.

Pawar inspected the display of equipment purchased under the ‘Gap Analysis’ scheme for Primary Health Centers (PHC) in the Pune district at Vidhan Bhavan. The exhibition featured 252 types of health-related materials. Zilla Parishad (ZP) Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad, Additional Chief Executive Officer Bharat Shendge, and District Health Officer Dr Bhagwan Pawar were present on the occasion.


Deputy CM Pawar said that the equipment required for healthcare has been procured from the Zilla Parishad’s funds, help given by social organizations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund of industry sector. This will make it possible to provide up-to-date treatment locally in rural areas and provide better health care to the poor. This effort to enable the health system in the district is commendable. Medical treatment requires state-of-the-art equipment, as well as specialist doctors and health workers. A proposal has been sent to the Rural Development Department to provide the required manpower in the primary health centre and follow up is underway, he said.



“The government is trying its best to keep the health of the citizens in the rural areas of the district. The citizens should take advantage of these facilities,” appealed Pawar.

He added, “All the officers and staff of the Zilla Parishad had done a good job during the Corona pandemic period. Patient service should be considered as human service, service to God. It should be noted that medical care is less of a business and more of a service. The Corona crisis made the country realize the importance of the infrastructure required for healthcare.”


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Primary Health Center Enabling Facilities 


Nine private companies have provided CSR funds of Rs 17 crore 60 lakhs for strengthening of primary health centres, out of which a total of 102 primary health centres have been strengthened. Rs 4 crore 25 lakh has been provided from Zilla Parishad Swanidhi out of which 54 health centres have been strengthened. ‘Service Deficiency Analysis’ of Primary Health Center was carried out for necessary repairs through the District Planning Committee. Accordingly, Rs. 4 crore 89 lakhs have been received from the committee out of which 48 primary health centers have been strengthened.

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Inauguration of Zilla Parishad app

Deputy CM Pawar inaugurated ‘My Zilla Parishad-My Rights’ app which has been designed to bring transparency in the work given to educated unemployed and labor unions out of 10 lakh jobs created by Zilla Parishad and to make ordinary citizens aware of Zilla Parishad’s work.

The booklets ‘Gram Panchayat Training’ and ‘Divisional Inquiry Manual’ prepared by the Gram Panchayat Training Center were also released by the Deputy Chief Minister.

Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad informed about the work being done by the Zilla Parishad.