Frontlist | Kerala: Positive change in education, health sectors

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The training and well being sectors within the state have undergone great adjustments previously 4 years, the financial overview report ready by the State Planning Board famous. The faculties within the state witnessed an enormous infrastructure upgradation and as many as 141 larger secondary faculties had been made ‘centres of excellence’ utilizing the KIIFB fund of Rs.5 crore every.
The report additional famous that infrastructural amenities at 395 faculties have been upgraded with the allocation of KIIFB fund of Rs.three crore every. KITE had transformed 45,000 school rooms (courses VIII to XII) into hi-tech ones in 4,752 authorities and aided faculties within the state. The initiative of KITE in guaranteeing clean conduct of on-line courses throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been exemplary, it acknowledged.
When it involves the well being sector, the state has been a mannequin for different states not solely when it comes to positive aspects within the sector but additionally in coping with public well being exigencies. The well being system rose to the event in coping with the Nipah virus in 2018 and 2019 and the current Covid-19 pandemic. It is well-known that the state has made vital positive aspects in well being indices corresponding to excessive life expectancy, toddler mortality charge, delivery charge, and dying charge. In reality, it’s the robust public well being system within the state that made it attainable to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic so successfully, the overview report additional famous.
“The Aardram Mission has also transformed the health infrastructure in the state. A significant step taken by the government in the health insurance sphere was the formation of the state health agency in July 2020. From July 1, 2020, the Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi scheme was implemented under assurance mode for the entire Rs.5 lakh coverage. KASP converges all the government sponsored health insurance schemes namely, Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY), Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS), and Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS). The scheme covers 41.41 lakh families.”
“The state is also known for the investment that it makes in its people to improve their wellbeing. In this regard, one of the major interventions has been in the field of pensions. The number of social security pensioners in the state is 49.14 lakh. The old-age pension has increased from Rs.600 in 2015 to Rs.1,400 in 2020. The government is taking special efforts for the elderly, persons with disabilities and the transgenders,” it was identified.
Source: Times of India

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