New Delhi , 4 January , 2024– Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu called on Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandavia at New Delhi today.
The Chief Minister requested the Union Minister for setting up a State Cancer Institute at Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College Hamirpur on priority basis under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CBD and Strokes. He said that keeping in view the alarming rate of increase in Cancer in the State; this institute is the need of the hour.
He also requested for creation of a Super Specialty Block at Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College Hamirpur under PM Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. He apprised the Union Minister that there is wide outreach of Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across the state and the State Government was strengthening health infrastructure up to rural level. He added that now the Government was focusing upon strengthening Super Speciality infrastructure. He further requested for increasing the capacity of the Mother and Child Hospital wing from 100 to 200 beds in the Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College Hamirpur.
The Chief Minister also urged for sanctioning four trauma centres at Civil Hospital Ghumarwin and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College Ner Chowk along Chandigarh-Manali National Highways, Civil Hospital Dharampur on Parwanoo-Shimla NH and Civil Hospital Palampur on Pathankot-Mandi NH for providing trauma care to the commuters including tourists in case of road accidents.
Sh. Sukhu also requested to speed up the process of approval and provide funds for setting up three Nursing Colleges at Chamba, Hamirpur and Nahan.
The Union Minister assured of all possible assistance to the state.
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Bharat Khera, Resident Commissioner, Meera Mohanty and Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister, Vivek Bhatia were also present in the meeting.