Bhiwani: Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar who was at Prem Nagar Village in Bhiwani, to lay the foundation stone of Government Medical College urged the Centre to set up a medical institute on the lines of the All India Institute of medical Sciences AIIMS, in the state.
He said the state had been facing shortage of doctors. “The state government has finalised a plan to establish 19 medical colleges. The work on these projects is likely to begin before the end of the present tenure,” said the Chief Minister. JP Nadda, Union Health Minister was also present on the occasion.
“As per the international healthcare standards, with a population of 1.7 crore, Haryana requires over 27,000 doctors, but we have over 12,000 of them, including private practitioners,”CM Khatter added. An AIIMS should be set up in the state, Mr. Khatter urged JP Nadda.
The Union Health Minister informed that the Centre had provided a grant of Rs 150 crore to PGIMS at Rohtak for setting up a superspeciality block on the campus.
“Besides, two tertiary cancer centres are being established in Mewat and Mahendragarh districts at a cost of Rs 45 crore,” added the Union Health Minister, while speaking to the Tribune .