The MP government has decided to take over the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC), a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital providing healthcare to victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
The government will send a proposal to the Centre in this regard, said Narottam Mishra, spokesperson for the state government, after the cabinet meeting — chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The BMHRC is administrated by the Central government’s department of health research (DHR).
There has been talk of state government wishing to take over the BMHRC since 2014. It was started as per the directives of the Supreme Court to provide advanced tertiary level super-specialty care to the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy as well as to extend its services to the public at large.
Mishra said the state cabinet also accorded administrative sanction of Rs 435.9 crore for construction of the first phase of hospital having 2,000 beds in the Gandhi Medical College Bhopal premises.
The cabinet gave its approval for up-gradation of 100 bed Annuppur district hospital to 200 beds and creation of additional 52 posts.
Mishra said it had also been decided that Sultania hospital will be shifted to Kamla Nehru Hospital premises, for which a feasibility report will be framed first.
The cabinet also approved new faculties in various colleges, establishment of commerce, science and art faculties in Gwalior district, art and science faculties in Umariapan Katni district, art faculty in Keshwahi in Shahdol district , art faculty in Rajnagar in Anupnagar district besides establishment of new colleges.
The cabinet approved commencement of geography and chemistry post-graduate classes at Government College Jaitpur, political science and chemistry PG classes at government Jaisinghnagar College.
Besides establishment of a science faculty at government college Pushparajgarh district Anuppur, establishment of science and commerce faculties at government college Badwara in Katni district and commerce and science faculties of graduation level at government college Bijuri in Anuppur district was also approved by the cabinet.
An approval to create 74 academic and 72 non-academic posts was also given by the cabinet.
The state cabinet made recommendations for notifying new nine nagar parishads.
They include nagar parishads in Manpur in Umaria, Bakho in Shahdol, Rajnagar in Anuppur and Dumarkachaar in Anuppur, Mohna in Gwalior, Bhiansoda in Mandsaur, Kesli in Sagar district and Semri in Hoshangabad district.