Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government would nurture and develop Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra as one of the most premier medical institution of the Northern India so as to cater to specialised health service needs of the patients of the region.
This was stated by Mr Thakur while presiding over the Annual Function (CONNEXUS)-2018 of the Medical College at Tanda in Kangra district.
The Chief Minister said the Tanda Medical College was providing specialised health services to people of the region. He said that although the College has created a niche for itself, but still a lot needed to be done.
He said to achieve this collective efforts were required. Medical is a noble profession as doctors serve the suffering humanity with dedication and commitment, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said providing quality health services was on the priority agenda of the State Government. He said stress of the Government was to strengthen the existing health and educational institutions instead of going for unplanned new ones.
Mr Thakur announced providing new CT scan, new lift and 10 new ventilators for the college. He announced up gradation of MRI, AC facilities in lecture theatres. The students would be provided pre-fabricated canteen facility till the new doctor canteen was constructed.
He said new girls hostel would be constructed for girls in the College.
The Chief Minister also announced to enhance the stipend of the interns from the existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 and Rs 25 lakh for upgradation of four Type III quarters to Type IV.
He also announced Rs 1 lakh for his discretionary fund for the students presenting culture programme.
A colourful cultural programme was also presented by the students of the Medical College on the occasion.
The Chief Minister lauded the performance of the students of the College. He also presented prizes to the winners of the cultural programmmes on the occasion. The team “Invisibles” was declared winners on the occasion. The “Nati Team” won the folk dance competition.
In academics, Ms Shivalika Pathania secured first prize, Ms Shivali Sharma got second and third prize was bagged by Ms Shutia Sen. Best performers in the field of sports and other cultural activities were also awarded by the Chief Minister.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said Tanda Medical College has not only emerged as one of the best college in medical education, but was also providing quality health facilities to the people of the region.
He said 200 posts of doctors would be filled through the State Public service Commission. Posts of para-medical staff in both IMGC Shimla and Dr RPMC Tanda would be filled soon, he added.
Mr Parmer said there was a need to provide new CT Scan and ventilators for the Medical College.