Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said here today that all out efforts were being made to expand health services in the state. Keeping this in view, the state government has allocated additional funds amounting to Rs. 503.74 crore for implementation of National Health Mission State Programme for the current financial year which was Rs. 268.36 crore more in comparison to year 2013-14.The Minister said that the state had sent proposal to the tune of Rs. 951.60 lakh for ASHA activities and Rs. 24 lakh for appointing Microbiologists in the state. The state government has received approval of Rs. 971.76 lakh from the Union Health Ministry for these proposals. He thanked the Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda for accepting these demands of the state government. He has also extended his gratitude towards Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for his efforts in this regard.