Himachal to provide world-class health facilities to its people

To facilitate the people of the state with the best health facilities, The Government has initiated many steps and is working to strengthen the health infrastructure in all the districts of the State.

Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu recently dedicated Rs. 30.90 crore Trauma Centre in the new OPD block of IGMC, Shimla. This new OPD block is equipped with a Physiotherapy ward, Special wards, Emergency Unit, ICU, Isolation ward, CT scan, X-ray, Sample Collection center, and pathology Lab. The State Government has also allocated Rs. 11 crore to set up a 175-bed medical emergency facility at IGMC. The construction work of the PET block has been started in IGMC Shimla, while Rs. 50 crore would be spent to install the PET scan machine in the Tanda Medical College.

Apart from this, the Government is also establishing 300 bedded PGI Satellite Centre equipped with state-of-the-art multi-specialty amenities in Una. The forest clearance for setting up this Satellite Centre has been already obtained. To be set up in around 38 acres of land, the satellite center is one of the most significant projects to come up in the Una district. It will involve an investment of Rs. 450 crores and will play a pivotal role in providing better healthcare services for the people of Una, Kangra, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur districts, covering the lower belts of the State.   

Besides this, Chief Minister has also advocated for a centrally funded National Cancer Institute at Hamirpur with the latest equipment to treat cancer patients. The Government was also endeavoring to establish Adarsh Swasthya Sansthan in every constituency of the State to provide health services at the doorsteps to the people.      

The Government has also constituted the Medical Service Corporation which will ensure transparency in government procurement. Besides this, the Department of Emergency Medicine is also being established by the State Government. Courses like robotic surgery in Shimla, Tanda, Nerchowk, and Hamirpur medical colleges would strengthen the medical facilities in the state.

         The construction work of Chamba and Hamirpur Medical College buildings has been started and will be completed by the end of this year which will provide specialized medical services to the people of these areas near their homes.

The Chief Minister said that the positive results of these reforms would be visible in times to come and the modern technology that the Government is incorporating will make the health institutions of State world-class. It will also save the valuable time of the patients besides ensuring them the best healthcare facility nearer to their homes.  

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