Rotavirus vaccine was officially earlier launched in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.The Health Ministry had earlier launched four vaccines – Rotavirus, Japanese Encephalitis, IPV apart from Mission Indradhanush, he said.
Later, he paid a visit to Agartala Government Medical College and GBP Hospital and Cancer Institute.
After his visit, when asked for his reaction, he said,” Much is to be done. The Centre will extend support to the state government for healthcare development.”
Tripura Health Minister Badal Choudhury placed demand of upgrading two medical colleges, introduction of a centre for medical PG examination, allowing Bengali set of questions in medical examinations, infrastructural development of Regional Cancer institute etc. during the vaccination launching programme.
BJP president Biplab Deb also forwarded a memorandum seeking super-speciality center, regional institute for Ophthalmology etc. before the Union Health Minister.