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Medical infra in Bengal stressed due to non- implementation of Ayushman Bharat: Guv Dhankhar

KOLKATA: Medical infrastructure in West Bengal is “stressed” during the pandemic as the state has not implemented the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme, which Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claimed has played a “significant role” during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Constitution and the country calls upon all to work in tandem and not in a confrontation mode, the governor said after launching the phase 3 regulatory trial of indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’ at ICMR- NICED here on Wednesday.

“Because of Ayushman Bharat all over the country, we could have witnessed growth in the medical world…unfortunately some could not (take) part in this great venture, our state of West Bengal could not, our health infrastructure was stressed on that count,” Dhankhar said.