GUWAHATI: Marking the ‘Sewa Saptah’ of Bharatiya Janata Party to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday, Assam government has announced on Saturday that it will provide support in hospitals for liver, kidney and bone marrow transplant to children below 12 years of age.
Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this via tweet. He wrote: “On this occasion, I took the privilege of announcing another big program. Assam Govt will provide 100% support in best of hospitals for liver, kidney and bone marrow transplant to children below 12 years. We will conduct direct screening camp on October 10, 2020.”
The government has also handed over air tickets to 70 children who will fly to Bengaluru and Kolkata for cardiac surgery and bone marrow transplant.
The health minister has further announced that all cost of travel and surgeries will be borne by the Health Department of the Assam Government.