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Dadasiba hospital to be upgraded to a 100-bed facility: CM

June 23, 2024 07:15 PM
 Dadasiba hospital to be upgraded to a 100-bed facility: CM

Chief Minister inspected the construction work of Dadasiba Hospital

Punjab Newsline, Shimla, June 23-

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today inspected the ongoing construction of Civil Hospital Dadasiba in the Jaswan Pragpur Assembly constituency of Kangra district. During the visit, he directed the Public Works Department to ensure the quality of the construction. The Chief Minister stated that the hospital would initially be upgraded to a 50-bed facility in the first phase, and subsequently to a 100-bed hospital in the second phase. Emphasizing the hospital's importance as the primary healthcare provider in the Jaswan region, he assured that all deficiencies would be addressed.
The Chief Minister noted “Approximately 50 percent of the construction is complete, with an additional Rs 3.61 crore required to finish the remaining work, which the state government will provide. To enhance healthcare services, the hospital will be staffed with specialist doctors in gynecology, orthopedics, surgery, and anesthesia, as well as lab technicians''. The state government would transform Dadasiba Hospital into an 'Aadarsh Swaysthya Sansthan', deploying specialist doctors in sub-division level hospitals to improve local healthcare accessibility, he added.
Sukhu expressed concern over the slow pace of the hospital's construction over the past five years and called for an acceleration of the work. He reiterated the state government's commitment to enhancing health facilities across Himachal Pradesh. “In a recent cabinet meeting, it was decided to create and fill 200 medical officer positions in the Health and Family Welfare Department. Additionally, 22 posts for Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor will be filled in various medical colleges statewide. “Efforts to improve emergency health services include creating eight emergency medical officer positions at Tanda Medical College in Kangra and five Assistant Professor positions at Chamba Medical College, which will facilitate the establishment of functional Trauma Centres in these institutions” he said.
Agriculture Minister Prof. Chander Kumar, Congress spokesperson Surender Mankotia, and other dignitaries were present at the inspection.

 
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