Shimla, June 3 : Two departments of Hepatology and Gastroenterology would be established soon in the Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda, Kangra so that this Medical College could emerge as premier Medical College of the Country.
This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the ‘Connexus-2019’, the 17th Annual Inter College Carnival, Students Central Association Function at Dr Raiendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda Kangra on Sunday evening.
Chief Minister said that the State has six medical colleges in Government sector besides one private medical college and apart from this, the Union Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1,300 crore for set up of AIIMS in Bilaspur district of the state.
He said that now the need is to strengthen these existing health institutions and with the launch of Ayushmann Bharat Scheme about 50 crore people of the country are benefited.He said that the State Government has started HimCare Scheme to provide health cover all those families that have not been covered under the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme.
Jai Ram Thakur said that about one and a half year tenure of the present State Government has been full of achievements and has ensured development of every area of the State.Chief Minister said that the primary role of young people is to get proper education in order to become better citizens of tomorrow as the entire success of the nation depends on the youths.
While appreciating the skit presented by the students regarding drug abuse and its vices by the students, Chief Minister said that it was unfortunate that drug epidemic continues to rage amongst youth of our nation which was an area of concern.Jai Ram Thakur said that education, employment and empowerment are the three key elements that contribute towards the progress of a nation and all this depends on how well our youth is educated and empowered.
Chief Minister announced enhancement in stipend of MBBS students of the State from existing Rs 15,000 per month to Rs 17,000 per month. He also announced to invest Rs 1.50 crore to provide latest audio-video system in the Auditorium of the College.
He said that posts of Radiographers would be filled soon and two buses would be provided to facilitate the students in the campus. He said that Physiotherapy Department would be strengthened.
Chief Minister announced Rs 2 lakh for the students presenting cultural programme.
Chief Minister also felicitated the academic achievers of the College on the occasion. He also distributed prizes to the winners of extra-curricular and sports events.
Earlier, while interacting with the media on the sidelines of the Function, Chief Minister said that the state government was committed for providing quality health facilities to the people of the State.
He said that all possible help would be provided to make Tanda Medical college a premier medical college of the state. While replying to another question from the media, Chief minister said that cabinet would be expended at appropriate time after due consideration.
Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said that the performances by the students of the college were par excellence and shows the creative talent of the students. He said that the State was committed to make Himachal Pradesh an ideal state of the country.
Principal of the College Dr Bhanu Awasthi while welcoming the Chief Minister gave details about various achievements of the college. He said that the college has been ranked as 35th best college of the country and third in North India by India Today magazine, which was a matter pride for the students and faculty of this institution and also for the people of the State. (UNI)