New medical colleges in Himachal

Will spend Rs. 452 crore on 2 new medical collages, 71 crore on 330 free medicines: HP Govt

About 3 lakh children have already been covered under Rubella measles inoculation in just 13 days, 7 lakh more to be covered.

Shimla: The foundation stones of the Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Chamba and Dr. Y.S. Parmar Medical College, Nahan, were laid on September 13. The two colleges will be established at a cost of Rs. 452 crore, said an official statement issued by the state government.

It was further informed that the state has a budget provision of 71 crores for providing about 330 free medicines and consumables to the patients under Indira Gandhi Free Medicines Scheme.

The inoculation of Rubella measles that started on August 30 was conducted in the state with a target to inject the vaccine to 20 lakh children. So far, as many as 3 lakh children have already been covered in just 13 days, said the government.

The government will spend about Rs. 45 crore on the Tertiary Cancer Care Center in Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Mandi. The center will have facilities like radiotherapy and provide cancer care including, diagnosis, treatment, after care, palliative care and rehabilitation.

To meet the health requirements during pregnancy, Rs. 112 will be spent under Maternal and Child Health Wing scheme (MCHW) on 550 beds in seven health institutions. The wings will house operation theatres, labour rooms, ICUs, newborn care units and ante-natal and post natal blocks and early intervention centers for children.

It was informed that a GNM Training School will be set up in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital Tanda at a cost of about Rs. 12.55 crore.

The foundation stones were laid online by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh along-with Union Health Minister Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda and State Health Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur from Peterhoff, Shimla.

Photo: JP Nadda

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