Assam Govt Signs MoU with PMSRF, 1000 Patients to Receive Free Treatment

Guwahati: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Saturday by the Assam Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Prashanti Medical Services & Research Foundation (PMSRF) in Rajkot.

The MoU was signed in front of state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a ceremony held at the Administrative Staff College in Khanapara.

The agreement was signed to make healthcare services available to the state’s economically disadvantaged regions.

The Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospitals in Rajkot and Ahmedabad will provide free treatment for heart illness to 1000 patients including 500 children and 500 adults for a two-year period.

Moreover, the Assam Government would cover all costs, including travel fees, for the patients and their family members.

Speaking at the occasion, CM Sarma said, “Patients from the state will be able to avail the treatment at the Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospitals in Ahmedabad and Rajkot, run by the PMSRF. While the trust will take care of the medical expenses, the state government will provide the travel allowance and other related expenses for the patients and attendants.”

A training facility for nurses and other support staff working in the heart department at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) was also demanded by the chief minister.

CM Sarma also thanked Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court R M Chhaya, under whose initiative the pact was inked with PMSRF.

Meanwhile, Himanta Biswa Sarma also took to twitter and wrote, “Participated in MoU signing between GoA and Prashanti Medical Services & Research Foundation, Rajkot. It will facilitate treatment & advanced surgery for 500 children with congenital heart disease & 500 adults at Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospitals at Rajkot & Ahmedabad in 2 years.”

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