Chief Minister Inaugurates Cath lab of Fortis Hospital


Chief Minister, Shri Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated the Cath lab of Fortis Hospital at Kangra which would provide heart care facilities to the people of the area.

Speaking to media persons at Kangra today, Shri Virbhadra Singh said that Fortis organization was providing quality and high-tech health services all over the country. He said that this hospital in Kangra was the first of Fortis chain in Himachal Pradesh, which was providing quality health care services.

Chief Minister said that the Himani Chamunda temple would be developed as religious tourist destination on the analogy of Shri Vaishno Devi temple. Directions had been issued to the concerned authorities for conducting survey and preparing detailed project report for providing road facility from Nandikeshwar Dham to Himani Chamunda. He said that thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year and their number would increase with availability of road facility.

Shri Virbhadra Singh said that constructing tunnel from Chamba to Holi area of Chamba district, was priority of the Government and directions had been given to Public Works Department to conduct survey and finalization of project report. This tunnel shorten the distance from Chamba, to Dharamshala via Palampur by 270 kilometres besides providing all season connectivity.

Chief Minister said that State Government had proposed to decrease VAT on aviation turbine fuel to one percent from existing five percent in the budget with a view to promote air services and Heli-taxi in the State.

Earlier, Chief Minister visited different blocks of Fortis Hospital and expressed satisfaction over the services provided by the hospital.

Shri G.S. Bali, Transport Minister, Shri Sudhir Sharma, Urban Development Minister, Shri Ajay Mahajan, Shri Sanjay Rattan, Shri Pawan Kajal, MLAs, Shri Kewal Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman, Himachal Road Transport Corporation and other dignitaries were present the occasion.

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