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New Bilaspur AIIMS to be ready in 4 years, will include 750-bed hospital, college: Centre

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Bilaspur: The construction of the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh will be completed in 48 months (4 years) and at a cost of Rs. 1,351 crore, said the Centre Government on January 3. 

The Cabinet yesterday approved the establishment of the AIIMS under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY. The demand for the institute was one of the major issues as well as a plank used to impress the voters prior to the recently held elections to the Legislative Assembly, HP.

The establishment of AIIMS is expected to increase a sense of security in tourists, hence, increase tourist footfall. The people earlier had no other option but to rush to PGI, Chandigarh or private hospitals for better treatment.

Moreover, this campus has a capacity to provide employment to over 3,000 people.

In addition to healthcare, it will also provide medical education at the under-graduate and post-graduate level, besides nursing

Silent features of the project:

  • The new AIIMS will be completed in a period of 48 months with a pre-construction phase of 12 months, construction phase of 30 months and stabilization / commissioning phase of 6 months.
  • It will be built in around 205 acres of land.
  • The Institution will consist of a hospital with a capacity of 750 beds and trauma center facilities.
  • It will have a Medical college with an intake of 100 MBBS students per year.
  • Nursing college with an intake of 60 B.Sc. (Nursing) students per year.
  • Residential complexes and allied facilities / services, broadly on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • The hospital will have 20 Speciality/Super-Speciality Departments including 15 Operation Theatres.
  • It will also have an AYUSH department with 30 beds for providing treatment facilities in traditional system of medicine.

The government believes the new AIIMS will serve the dual purpose of providing super specialty health care to the people alongwith creation of a large pool of doctors and other health workers in this region that can be available for primary and secondary level institutions/ facilities being created under National Health Mission (NHM).

The foundation stone for the new AIIMS in Bilaspur was laid by the Prime Minister Narender Modi on October 2, 2017. 

 

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Himachal makes HIV/AIDS test mandatory for all expectant mothers

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The cases of AIDS are increasing in the State. Currently, the official number of the people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) is around 5700 in Himachal.

Shimla: The State government on January 22, 2018, launched the nutrition scheme for children living with HIV-positive in Himachal Pradesh. The launch was announced by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur during an awareness campaign organised by the HP State AIDS Control Society to mark the National Youth Day.

The purpose is to deliver nutritional supplement and boost immunity of around 400 HIV positive youth up to the age of 18 years. In addition, it aims to enable them to lead a normal and healthy life.

The government has made it mandatory for every expectant mother to go through the HIV test. It would prevent passing on of the virus to the baby in case the mother is HIV-positive.

The cases of AIDS are increasing in the State. Currently, the official number of the people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) is around 5700 in Himachal.

The government said the awareness campaign should be intensified in schools and colleges including organisation of skits, street shows, which are effective ways of communicate to the masses.

The education department will work in close coordination with the health department to provide special facility to educate all children living with HIV-positive.

HP AIDS Control Society also organized a Red Ribbon fair on the Ridge along with flagging-off a half marathon.

The AIDS Control Society also launched its official website and twitter handle.

Further, there is a dire need to initiate massive awareness campaigns about this disease up to rural areas. The Non-profit Organizations (NGOs) and individuals will have to come forward and supplement the efforts of the health department in creating awareness.

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Video: Fire in Shimla’s Gumma devours Rs. 40 lakh property  

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Shimla: In a tragic incident of fire breakout in Gumma area of Kotkhai region in Shimla district on Saturday, about six rooms of a three-story building were lost. The fire brigade saved the two storeys and buildings adjacent to it.

No loss of life was reported, but the estimated loss of assets was initially assessed at about 40 lakh rupees.The owner of the house was identified as Rohit Chauhan.

Rohit’s mother was alone at the house when the fire broke out at about 3 PM. His mother called for help. However, the fire gutted six rooms on the third storey along with all belongings by the time the fire service reached the spot.

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The cause of the fire is believed to be a short-circuit.

While the other two stories housed shops, the third one was Rohit’s home.

The district administration has given Rs. 20,000 as a relief to the victim family.

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Sirmaur Tragedy: 7-year-old mauled to death by pack of stray dogs

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Shimla: In a spine-chilling incident, a pack of about half-a-dozen stray dogs on Saturday attacked and mauled a 7-year-old boy in Amarkot village in Paonta sub-division, Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh. As per the initial reports, the brutal attack by the dogs inflicted severe injuries on the head, throat, and neck.

On hearing the cries of the boy, the nearby people rushed to rescue the boy. However, dogs were so aggressive that they bit a couple of these people too.

The boy succumbed to the injuries on the way to the hospital. The boy was identified as Vikki, son of a migrant labour of Uttar Prades. The family was heart-broken after their piece of heart died a horrible death.

The head of the Amarkot village, Rakesh Mehraloo, said repeated complaints were made regarding the growing stray dog menace to the administration. Rakesh told media that some incidents of attack by stray dogs were also reported previously, which were also brought to the attention of the administration.

The administration, however, turned a blind eye towards the complaints and did not take any measure to solve this grieve issue, he said.

If the administration had acted timely, such a horrific incident could have been prevented.

It is pertinent to mention that the state government has also ignored the provision of dog-shelters and showed lackadaisical attitude in regular sterilizing of stray dogs.

Rest, the littering of food waste attract stray dogs and facilitate their reproduction, leading to such a nightmare.

The incident has created panic among the residents about the safety of their children.

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