Himachal to dedicate Tanda Medical College to nation by end of July

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital, Kangra at Tanda would be dedicated to the Nation by the end of July,2007. This was revealed by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, while reviewing the progress with regard to completion of the ambitious best equipped 500 bedded Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital, Kangra at Tanda here today.

Chief Minister said that the medical college was one of the ambitious projects of his government over which a huge sum of about Rs. 400 crore was being spent. He said that the college was being developed as an unique self contained institution of quality medical education where latest medical education aids, equipments and machinery would be available for learning and examination purposes. He said that besides spending about Rs. 350 crore over the infrastructure building, Rs. 50 crore were being spent over the quality medical equipments alone so that students were trained as best medical professionals to explore greater horizons in the field the world over.

Singh said that government would be considering opening up of a separate division of public works department exclusively responsible to carry the repair and maintenance of the entire complex, one each separate irrigation and public health and State Electricity Board sub-division to look after the related activities in the complex so that the complex could come up as completely self contained in all respects.

He said that the administrative control of the division would be with the college authorities while for technical purposes it would be under the control of Public Works Department. He said that all the departments were required to work in close coordination and complete their assignments well before the end of current month so that the college was fully ready for dedication to the people of the country.

He said that ex-servicemen had been employed as security guards to maintain best security in the area.

He said that government was also considering naming some of the college blocks after the eminent medical scientists and renowned personalities of the country.

Singh said that, if required, his government would consider creation of separate hospital administration cadre to manage the affairs of the major health institutions in the state so that the services of the medical specialists could be utilized gainfully for the benefit of the patients visiting the institutions. He said that all the posts of specialists, general duty officers and para medics would be filled up on priority so that there was no shortage of the manpower. He said that hundreds of posts had already been created for the college and the process of recruitment required to be expedited.

G.S.Bali, Transport and Tourism Minister raised the issues relating to the land acquisition and employment to the members of the families which had surrendered their land for the medical college and urged the Chief Minister to complete the mettling and tarring of the approach roads on priority well before the end of current month.

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