Rs. 50 crore would be spent on latest medical equipments, machinery and allied instruments in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt.
Medical College Kangra at Tanda to facilitate quality medical education.
This was stated by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, while addressing the closing ceremony of the Connexus-2006, organized by Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda coinciding with the Annual Function of the College last evening.
Virbhadra Singh said that the college was his dream project and being equipped to match the best and top medical college in the country. He said that Rs. 200 crore had so far been spent on the infrastructure building of the college, while Rs. 33 crore additional were being spent on the construction of additional buildings so that college could be developed in a systematically planned self contained manner.
Virbhadra Singh said that funds were no constraint in developing best campus and quality infrastructure ensured. He said that best material had been used in the buildings and latest medical equipments in the medical world would be provided for fitting into the college so that the students were able to avail of the best medical education facilities in the world. He said that Rs. 50 crore had been sanctioned for this purpose and the machinery and equipment were being imported from different countries so that the same could be installed well before the completion of the buildings etc.
Chief Minister said that the State was admitting 45 students to MBBS course annually and quality medical facility was being ensured at IGMC and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tand. He said that there was vast scope for the qualified medicos and his Govt. was committed to provide them every opportunity in their medical profession.
Virbhadra Singh gave a clarion call to the qualified doctors to volunteer their services to the people residing in rural areas. He said that over 90 percent of the population of the State inhabiting in villages and far-flung areas. He said that rural folks desire the services of the specialized medical services. Most of who had no financial competence to get themselves treated in the town hospitals. He said that the doctors needed to give top priority to their profession and serve the suffering humanity in the rural areas.
Chief Minister said that the State Govt. was committed toward the welfare and benefit of the doctors and had been providing them benefits due from time to time. He said that 423 contract doctors had been regularized recently, which had created a sense of security and confidence amongst the serving doctors. He said that the process of regularization would also continue in future as well.
Virbhadra Singh said that additional land required would be acquired for expansion of the college complex and funds would be no constraints in equipping the college with best of the facility. Laboratory, classrooms, operation theater and all related educational and treatment aids. He said that latest machinery and equipment had been provided to the college and was likely to be installed in the building of the college.
Chief Minister announced that adequate teaching facility would be deployed in the college so that students were not hampered and continuously maintained. He said that supporting staff would also be made available to the college for smooth functioning. He said that gardener would also be engaged to maintain the green cover and environment of the college complex. He said that systematic planning would be carried so that college campus was best self-contained in all respect. He said that efforts would be made to open a public school run by private party to facilitate education to the children of the staff of the college.
Virbhadra Singh said that he had announced a top class medical institution in Kangra district and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College was proposed to be set up at Tanda as the premier medical institution to cater quality health facilities not only to the patients of the district but also adjoining districts and States. He said that he was happy to see the way new complex was coming up where quality control was being ensured.
Chief Minister said that three MBBS batches had completed their degree from the Tanda College and all of them observed in the Govt. health institutions so that they could serve the people of their state. He said that his Govt. was according top priority to students who had qualified their degree from the Govt. owned educational institutions of the State, which was commitment of his Government made with the people of the State.
Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs. 25,000 to the students Central Association of the College for the promotion of cultural and extra curricular activities of the college.