Guwahati: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that on the 10th of every month there will be a special screening camp to identify children who need help under the ‘Sneasparsh’ scheme of the state Government. Sarma also said that under the Assam Arogya Nidhi, the Government of Assam has disbursed Rs 25.45 crore to as many 3,662.
Stating the success of the scheme, Sarma in a Tweet wrote: “Feel humbled to recall that during my tenure as Health Minister we could complete 7689 CHD surgeries, 5 liver transplants and 50 bone marrow transplants free of cost below 12 years.”
Sarma said that under two path-breaking healthcare initiatives, ‘Snehasparsh’ and ‘Assam Arogya Nidhi’ the Assam government has benefitted many people in the state.
Sneha Sparsha is a striving public health initiative that aims at bearing expenditure of very high-end specialised treatment such as Thalassemia requiring Bone marrow Transplant, Liver and Kidney transplant, and Cochlear Implant.
Assam Arogya Nidhi scheme provides financial assistance to BPL families having a monthly income of less than Rs 10,000 for treatment of certain disease.