In news-The World Bank has approved 350 million dollars aid for the SRESTHA-G project recently.
About SRESTHA-G project-
- The project was approved by CM Bhupendra Patel, after which the proposal was sent to the Union finance ministry.
- The programme focuses on four key result areas to improve quality, equity, and comprehensiveness of primary healthcare, services for adolescent girls and the capacity of disease surveillance systems.
- Under the project, the government will undertake the initiative to improve the quality of the health system of the state by expanding the health services to the rural and urban people and strengthening the epidemic prevention system of the state.
- The project also focuses to increase the quality of non-communicable and psychiatric services in the state as well as the quality of mother and child nutrition services.
- The five-year total cost of the project will be around USD 500 billion which is approximately Rs 3,750 crore.
- Of this, USD 350 billion which is approximately Rs 2,625 crore, will be provided by the World Bank. While Gujarat will spend Rs 1125 crore in five years.
- The Program will aim to address gaps in primary health care, disease surveillance, quality of care, digital health, and lagging health and welfare outcomes for AGs.
- It will be implemented by the state government of Gujarat through the Health and Family Welfare Department of the state.