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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday appealed to the people of the state to help the government in checking corruption, saying his administration is working with the policy of zero tolerance. “The State Government is working with the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption so as to provide transparent and efficient administration to the people,” Khattar said while speaking at a public meeting, after inaugurating a 100-bedded S L Minda Memorial hospital at Bagla village in Hisar. He said that with a view to meet the shortage of doctors, medical colleges would be opened in all districts and with a medical college in each district, the State would get doctors in good number. Therefore, a plan has been prepared to open more medical colleges in eight or nine districts, he said.
He said that 570 types of generic medicines are being given free of cost to government hospitals. The state government has considerably enhanced the medical facilities in first two years of its tenure, Khattar said. These included expansion of medical facilities in hospitals, community health centres and primary health centres, he added. The Chief Minister said that the state government was implementing public awareness campaigns such as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ to put a check on social evils. As a result of this campaign, the sex ratio in the State
has increased to 914, and a target has been fixed to increase it to 950, he said. He said that everyone should join the ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’.He also spoke on the Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign, saying 85 per cent houses in the state have toilets.
He said that people are being encouraged to construct toilets in the remaining 15 per cent houses and if needed, grant would also be provided for this purpose. Khattar said that water was required for toilets and other purposes. Therefore, drinking water would be provided equally to all on the basis of its availability, he added. He said that to give more boost to development in rural areas, Swaprerit Aadarsh Gram Yojana was started, under which an institution, corporate sector or any individual could undertake development activities by adopting a village.