Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated OPD/IPD, Trauma Centre of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri government medical college, Ner Chowk, and Nursing College at Ner Chowk in Mandi district.
During a function organised at the medical college premises, the Chief Minister also launched four new health schemes for the state including Mukhaya Mantri Chikitsa Raahat Kosh,
Mukhya Mantri Rajya Swasthya Dekhbhal Yojana, Himachal Pradesh Health Protection Scheme and Telemedicine scheme for Pangi in Chamba district.
Jai Ram Thakur announced to open Atal Medical and Research University in Ner Chowk medical college and enhancing the monthly pay of medical officers appointed on contract basis
by Rs. 10,000 and that of specialist medical officers on contract basis by Rs. 15,000 per month.
Addressing a public meeting on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that with the starting of this medical college, the people of the area would get specialised medical and emergency services round the clock.
He said that financial assistance would be provided to the patients from Mukhaya Mantri Chikitsa Rahat Kosh who were not covered under social security pension scheme.
He said the people would also be facilitated by enhancing the assistance under Mukhaya Mantri Awasthya Dekhbhal Yojana through 175 registered government and private health institutes by enhancing the financial assistance from existing provision of Rs. 30000 to Rs. five lakh.
Under Himachal Pradesh Universal Health Protection Scheme the facility for free treatment upto Rs. five lakh would be made available.
Earlier he laid foundation stones of staff quarters of civil hospital Sundernagar, overhead foot bridge at Lalit Chowk, Sundernagar.
He announced to provide digital X-Ray machine for the hospital besides enhancing the bed capacity from 100 to 150 beds. He also announced Rs. 30 lakh for the construction of Mukhya Mantri Bhawan in Balh Constituency and upgrading Middle School Sarkidhar to High School.
Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, MP Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLAs Col. Inder Singh Gandhi, Rakesh Jamwal, Hira Lal, Prakash Rana, Surinder Shauri and Vinod Kumar were also present among others.>