New Delhi, December 17, 2013: Although, health is a State subject and is primarily the responsibility of State Governments to provide health care including dialysis facilities for the patients, the Central Government through the hospitals under it, supplements the efforts of the State Government.
Dialysis facility is available at the Central Government hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakha Yojana (PMSSY), six new AIIMS have been set up and upgradation of identified medical colleges has been undertaken which will also improve health care facilities.
The National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) will help in reducing chronic renal diseases and incidence of renal failure.
This was stated by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.