Ranchi: Foundation stones for three medical colleges in Palamu, Hazaribagh and Dumka were laid by the Chief Minister, Raghubar Das. The total estimated cost of establishing the colleges will be Rs 292.7 crore, Rs 298.6 crore and Rs 293.9 crore respectively.
Calling it a historic Day, the CM expressed gratitude to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, for their endeavour to improve health facilities in the state.
“While the Centre is spending 60 per cent, the state s contribution is 40 per cent.This is going to be the first time in 45 years that new medical colleges will be coming up in the region. Medical colleges would also be opened in Bokaro, Chaibasa and Koderma. All teaching and non-teaching posts will be filled up before the college buildings are ready,” he said.
The Chief Minister revealed that the panchayats of the state were being provided 329 ambulances to improve health services.
“The people in many parts of the state are facing difficulty in getting better treatment due to lack of doctors. Now instead of 350 doctors every year, we will get 650 doctors which will meet the demands. With the establishment of medical colleges in Bokaro, Koderma and Chaibasa, the problem of doctors will be sorted out to a greater extent,” he added.
Speaking about the establishment of AIIMS in Deogar and a medical college in Santhal Pargana, the Minister said these facilities would lead to benefit 65 lakh people and another 10,000 getting direct or indirect employment. Townships would come up in the regions of Dumka and Dighi, he further added.
“The government will provide Rs. 50 crore guarantor seed money for talented SC and ST students and Rs. 10 crore for students of any other category so that banks can give them loans easily,” the Minister told avenuemail.in .
Appreciating the government’s efforts to conduct ‘Momentum Jharkhand,’ successfully, the CM said Jharkhand is confident and is moving towards sustainable development.
Health Minister, Ram Chandra Chandravanshi, who was also present on the occasion stated that health services were bound to expand in Jharkhand, gradually. Highlighting the importance of the Medical College Hospital, Mr Chandravanshi said that the 500 bedded college and hospital is being built on a 12 acre area, in a span of two years and an expenditure of Rs. 297.72.The Minister said 100 physically challenged candidates would be given admission in the college every year.
Additional Chief Secretary, Sudhir Tripathi, informed that 100 bedded hospitals are also being opened in Hansdiha and Mahagama, to provide better health facilities.
Before the commencement of the program, the CM along with other dignitaries garlanded the statue of Siddo-Kanho. On this occasion VC, Pro VC, and other dignitaries were also present.
MLAs Radha Krishna Kishor, Alok Chaurasia, Shiv Pujan Mehta, Hare Krishna Singh, Development Commissioner Amit Khare, Palamu Commissioner Rajiv Arun Ekka, IG Palamu Sunil Kumar, DIG Palamu Vipul Shukla, MD, JSBCC, Palamu DC. Amit Kumar ,addl. CS Health Sudhir Tripathi, and other officers were present on this occasion.