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Tanda hospital’s 100 crore super-specialty wing ill-equipped, not even functional

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Tanda Medical Hospital Kangra

The state government had given Rs 13.5 crore to Hindustan Latex Limited for the purchase of equipment, but the latter had failed to do so

KANGRA-  The Rs 100 crore super-speciality wing of Tanda medical college has ailed to cater to the needs of residents.

A visit to medical college revealed that only a portion of the ground floor of the super-speciality wing has been made functional. Only a few doctors are examining patients. The wing was to offer services to the patients suffering from cancer, heart and liver ailments.

Principal of Tanda medical college Anil Chauhan said the wing was not made functional as it was ill-equipped. As per the directions of the Union Ministry for Health, the equipment for the wing was to be bought through Hindustan Latex Limited. The Union government had invested in the building while the state government was to invest in the equipment.

The state government had transferred Rs 13.5 crore to Hindustan Latex Limited for the purchase of equipment, but the latter had failed to do so, the principal said.

Chauhan said the equipment would reach the college soon as Health Minister JP Nadda was from the state.

The state government had sanctioned a cath lab for the super-speciality wing of Tanda medical college through Hindustan Latex Ltd.

They said the Union government had asked the medical colleges to purchase equipment through Hindustan Latex Limited to pull the organisation out of financial crisis.

Since the organisation is not specialised in the job, the equipment could not be procured. For more than two years, Tanda medical college has been not able to get the equipment despite making an advance payment to the company.

The sources said since the state government had to pay for the purchase of equipment, the college should have been allowed to buy it directly.

When asked about the availability of super-specialist doctors, the principal said at present, the college had two super-specialists in cardiology, two cardiothoracic surgeons, one oncologists, one neurosurgeon and a neurologist.

The sources said the college had also deposited Rs 1 crore to the electricity board for power connection, but the wing would get the connection once the equipment was purchased.

The principal said the work on automated oxygenation plant in Tanda medical college was almost complete. He said the tender for the security of the new building had been allotted.

Tanda medical college caters to Kangra, Chamba, Mandi, Hamirpur and Una districts. In the absence of medical facilities, the patients have to go to hospitals in Punjab and Chandigarh.

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HIPA launches Online registration portal for trainees and to map digital literacy of officials handling online services

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HIPA Online Registration Portal for trainees

Shimla: On the 12th Civil Services Day, Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) today launched an online registration portal for registration and nomination of trainees.

The NIC has developed this portal for the Department of Training as the technical agency for facilitating the trainees.

HIPA has also developed an online registration platform for trainees to map digital literacy of the officials, who are handling the online services notified by the Department of Administration Reforms.

Other than this, an e-Newsletter named ‘Fairlawn Updates’ and the new issue of HIPA Journal were also released along with the compendium on RTI Act, 2005, and H.P. Public Services Guarantee Act – an initiative taken by the Department of Administration Reforms.

The digital services are expected to help departments to reduce footfall and deliver better services with transparency.

The Chief Minister, who was present on the occasion, appreciated the initiatives and also released the report on District Governance Indices, Department of Administrative Reforms.

jairam thakur releases hp district index

The report on H.P. District Governance Index 2017 has examined ten broad themes of governance, 26 focus subjects, and 82 specific variables to arrive at the findings, informed the Secretary, Administrative Reforms, Dr Purnima Chauhan.  

It will help in assessing the quality of governance in the districts through examination of the available data in about 50 aspects of governance and will be aggregated into a single scoring and ranking instrument, she further added.

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Himachal needs ropeways, sky buses, monorails as State has insufficient land: Govind Singh

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monorail in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur today participated in the meeting of Group of Ministers (Transport) held in Guwahati.

He presented the case of Himachal Pradesh on issues like taking preventive measures to check road accidents in hilly states, road safety, unification of taxes, provision of national permits for buses and uniformity in vehicle registration and driving license.

He said that despite tough topographical conditions, the state has been improving citizen services by use of modern technologies and special steps are being taken to minimize the road accidents.

 He said that considering the special conditions and insufficiency of land, there is need to develop alternative modes of transport like ropeways, sky buses etc. in Himachal.

 A Sub-Group was constituted under the chairmanship of Transport Minister of Assam Chander Mohan Patwari.

The Sub-Group would give its recommendations to the Group of Ministers in a stipulated time, which is not mentioned.

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Kangra: Miraculous escape for a family of 4 including 2 children

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Weird accident in Himachal PRadesh

Kangra: A storm yesterday hit some parts of Himachal Pradesh. However, in Kangra district’s Jwali constituency, it led to a horrid encounter which could have given a family of four including two children a gruesome death.

A couple with their two children was travelling in their Santro car when strong winds felled a Eucalyptus tree on the Jwali-Jasur road and fell on the moving car. As the car was in motion, the tree broke through the windshield to pierce through the car.  

car accident in Kangra

Pic: Punjab Kesari

The bewildering picture above describes the intensity of the impact.

However, in what can be said a miraculous event, only the husband, who was driving the car, sustained non-lethal injuries on the head while his wife and children were completely safe.

The injured was relieved from the Civil Hospital, Jwali, after receiving minor treatment.

The picture makes everyone wonder how it happened, and how all passengers survived it.

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