Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday laid the foundation stones of over Rs 46-crore developmental projects in Ambala, including a general hospital, a martyrs' memorial in Cantt, and a multi-story HUDA office in Ambala City.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the Rs 40-crore - five-storey and fully air conditioned - hospital would have specialist doctors posted in all branches and that the hospital would have four operation theatres.
Claiming the hospital will be similar to the Panchkula Civil Hospital, he said it will have a separate surgical, maternity, orthopaedics wings with X-ray facilities.
"During 2015-16, 10 new hospitals, 12 new community health centres and 12 primary healthcare centres have been proposed. An Ayush University will also be built in Kurukshetra,"said Khattar.
The chief minister said the martyr's memorial would be set up in 22 acres of land and would attract international tourists, adding the memorial would have six thematic parks.The memorial would have 90-feet high memorial tower, museum, and a helipad. To inspire youths, names of the freedom fighters would be engraved, said the chief minister.
Health minister Anil Vij claimed that archives records had established that the first war of independence had started here earlier than Meerut, adding the memorial would have a conference hall, archives hall, library, food court, children's park, covered parking. Under the mission, 'Inderdhanush', children were being immunised.