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Ghulam Nabi Azad launches new health initiatives for Assam

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday launched several new health initiatives worth Rs.500 crores under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for the strengthening of healthcare services in Assam. The new initiatives are Free Generic Drug Service, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram (RBSK), National Iron Plus Initiative, Fleet of 359 New Ambulances for National Ambulance Service. Ghulam Nabi Azad also inaugurated Mother and Child Tracking System Call Centre and Tele-Radiology Project under NRHM. He also laid the foundation stone of 14 MCH Wings of various district hospitals which are being constructed at the cost of more than Rs.320 crores to cater to the increased demand of institutional deliveries, and also improve the maternal and child health.

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