Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s first cabinet meeting was held on Thursday morning and focused on the development of healthcare facilities in the state.
The cabinet has accorded administrative approval to nearly 2,900 health centres which are to be upgraded into more comprehensive health centres at an estimated cost of about Rs 480 crore. 50% of the cost will be borne by the Centre.
Speaking after the meeting, Minister Madhuswamy said, ” We have decided to implement the State Mental Health Care Act. In order to provide proper healthcare to adolescent girls, sanitary napkins will be given in all aided and government institutions. The initiative costs close to Rs 47 crore.”
He further said, ” Government will also recruit health care providers including nurses and other staffs. Rs 5000 will be given for the building rent. The staff will be recruited on a contract basis for 3 years. The cabinet has taken up a solid waste management project for Mangalore City Corporation, at an approximate cost of Rs 73 crore. ”
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” Under the Amrith Nirmala Nagara program, 75 urban municipal bodies will be given Rs 1 crore each for the beautification of the cities. Under the Amrith self-help micro-enterprises program, 7,500 self-help groups (SHG) will be assisted. They will be given Rs 1 lakh each to encourage micro-enterprises.,” he said.
The government will identify 750 villages and provide them facilities like street lights, water supply, 100% waste segregation, digital libraries in schools under the Amrith Gram Panchayat scheme. With a grant of Rs 10 lakh each, the state government will give infrastructural facilities like libraries, labs, toilets, building to 750 schools across the state.,” he added.