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Himachal Pradesh

Tanda Medical College could emerge as premier Medical College of the Country

Vijyender Sharma
June 03, 2019 04:20 PM

TANDA (Kangra): Two departments of Hepatology  and Gestrantology  would be established soon in the   Dr Rajindra Parsad Government Medical College Tanda Kangra  to strengthen this Medical College to facilitate the patients of the region so that this Medical College could emerge  as premier Medical College of the Country.

This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the ‘Connexus-2019’, the 17th Annual Inter College Carnival, Students Central Association Function at  Dr Rajindra Parsad Medical College Tanda Kangra today.

Chief Minister  said that the State has six medical colleges in Government sector besides one private medical college. He said that apart from this, the Union Government has sanctioned a Rs 1300 crore AIIMS for the State which was coming up in Bilaspur district. He said that now the need was to strengthen these existing health institutions. He said that the Union Government has launched Ayushmann Bharat Scheme the world’s largest scheme covering about 50 crore people of the country. He said that the State Government has started HimCare Scheme to provide health cover to all those families that have not been covered under the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme. He said that a medical University was also coming up at Ner Chowk in Mandi to ensure quality medical education to the Medical Students in the State.

Jai Ram Thakur said that about one and a half year tenure of the present State Government has been full of achievements and has ensure development of every area of the State. He said that the sole aim of the Government during this period has been balanced development of the State with special focus on those areas which has remained neglected so far.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the  primary role of young people is to get a good education in order to become better citizens of tomorrow. He said that they need to learn skills to do the job that their country’s economy needs. He said that the entire success of the nation depends on the youths. He said that the youth have the power to transform the nation into a better place. They also have the ability to lead their fellow citizens into the right direction as they  are fighters, he added.

While appreciating the skit presented by the students regarding drug abuse and its vices by the students, Chief Minister said that it was unfortunate that drug epidemic continues to rage amongst youth  of our nation which was an area of concern. He said that  drugs have the potential to thwart the bright  future of our nation. He urged the youth the fight this social vice by helping the young people to come out of the trapped in the vicious cycle of drug abuse.

Thakur said that  education, employment and empowerment  were three key elements that contribute towards the progress of a nation and all these depends of how well our youth is educated and empowered. He said that it was important to channelize the energy and intelligence of youths in the right direction and provide them employment opportunities as per their potential or they may move to a wrong track in life.

Chief Minister announced enhancement in stipend of MBBS students of the State fro existing Rs 15000 per month to Rs 17000 per month. He also announced Rs 1.50 crore for providing latest audio-video system in the Auditorium of the College. He said that posts of Radiographers would be filled soon and two buses would be provided to facilitate the students in the campus.  He said that Physiotherapy Department would be strengthened.

Chief Minister announced  Rs 2 lakh for the students presenting cultural programme

Chief Minister also felicitate the academic achievers of the College on the occasion. Chief Minister also distributed prizes to the winners of extra curricular and sports events.

Health Minister  Vipin Singh Parmar said that the performances by the students of the college was par excellence and shows the creative talent of the students. He said that the State was committed to make Himachal Pradesh a ideal state of the country.

Principal of the College Dr Bhanu Awasthi while welcoming the Chief Minister detailed various achievements of the  college. He said that the college has been ranked 35th best college of the country and third in North India by India Today magazine which was a matter pride for the students and faculty  of this institution and also for the people of the State.

SCA President Shri Munish Pandit welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion.

A colourful cultural programme was also presented by the medical students on the occasion.

Newly elected MP Kangra and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kishan Kapoor, Urban Development Minister Smt. Sarveen Chaudhary, MLA Nurpur  Rakesh Pathania, MLA Nagrota Arun Kumar, MLA Batiyat Vikram Jaryal, MLA Jawali Arjun Thakur , Former MLAs Kangra Surinder Kaku and Sanjay Chaudhary, President State Basketball Federation Munish, were present on the occasion among others.

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