Free treatment facility to poor: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 May 2018 11:50:31


Staff Reporter,

CM Chouhan performs bhoomipujan of new multi-storeyed building of Katju Hospital

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday performed bhoomipujan of the construction work of the new 100-bed multi-storeyed building in Dr Kailash Nath Katju Hospital. Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta, MP Alok Sanjar, senior officers of Health Department and a large number of people of the area were present.

The Chief Minister said that the facility for treatment of the poor would be available free of cost. He called upon the competent persons to help the poor avail the Government’s schemes for the welfare of the poor through self-motivation.

It is noteworthy that at present Katju Hospital has 20-bed facility. Now it will become fully facilitated in terms of health facilities. It will have a well-equipped labour room, OPD and an operation theatre.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister flagged off the ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ vehicle for the convenience of the common man. A kit for testing the quality of food ingredients in the vehicle will also be available. Citizens can take advantage of this.


Concession on higher education fees for kids of registered unorganised workers

Staff Reporter,

The process of registration of workers in the State is in progress under the Madhya Pradesh Unorganised Workers Act 2003. So far, applications of about 2.6 crore applications have been received. Children of these labourers will be exempted from academic fees on admission in regular undergraduate and postgraduate courses, of government colleges/non-government grant colleges.

The Higher Education Department has issued circulars to all the principals in this regard. Children of unorganised workers will also be considered eligible in the Vikramaditya Education Scheme implemented by the Higher Education Department. After April 1, 2018, students belonging to this category will be eligible for exemption from academic fee if they take admission in these colleges. Students will have to fill their application online at for admission.

The category of unorganised workers registered on this e-portal is also being included. Students will be able to register the registration number of their unorganised worker parents. The student will have to present his other documents for verification in the college at the time of admission. Their unorganised worker registration number will also be verified at the same time. The verification will be done when the student presents his parents’ worker registration card.

Alternatively, it can be verified by the Labour Department’s portal There will be no compulsion to submit the registration card. When applying online, opportunity will be given to correct the student’s registration error during admission. After verification of registration, the student will be eligible for exemption from academic fee. Higher Education Department has clarified that apart from the eligibility of being children (son or daughter) of registered unorganised labourers, no other entitlement (income, caste etc.) will be binding to avail the scheme.

The Principal will not take any fee from the students for admission. The admission offer is issued to the student through the portal. The student is provided admission in the college after he gives approval of the offer. After completion of the entire admission process, the concerned principal will be able to draw the amount of education fee for the students of this class from the state budget. The withdrawal of funds should be done immediately after September 15. It will be the concerned principal’s responsibility to propagate the scheme and inform the newly enrolled students about the scheme.