A newly installed CT Scan machine at Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali, was inaugurated on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh health minister Kaul Singh Thakur inaugurated the machine. Speaking to the local mediapersons at the hospital, Thakur said Lady Willingdon Hospital would be affiliated to Janani Shishu Suraksha Kariyakram (JSSK) so that every woman could be benefitted by the government scheme.
Kaul Singh Thakur said, “If any institution is willing to open medical college in Kullu, the state government will extend every possible cooperation for it.”
He expressed gratitude towards the medical and para-medical staff of the hospital for providing best medical facilities to the patients of Kullu valley.
He added that a plan had been prepared to provide more facilities at the hospital, which would be implemented soon. He said the State Congress Government had been carrying out development in the state as per its election manifesto.
He said the demands of numberdars were under serious consideration. He assured that the post of naib tehsildar falling vacant at Manali would be filled up soon.
Medical superintendent Dr A Philip said this hospital was committed to ensure best and cheap medical facilities to the patients of the valley. He assured that hospital management would try to provide most modern health services to the patients.
A variety of cultural performances were also presented by the medical and paramedical staff of the hospital.
Earlier, the minister inaugurated the building of the primary health center (PHC) at Palchan village. The building of PHC has been constructed with a cost of Rs 52 lakh. Addressing, the villagers, health minister said the state government had made an increase of 22.6% in the health budget. He said that as many as 125 ambulances were in operation to provide travel facilities to the women after delivering child from hospital to their house. He added that 200 new posts of doctors had also been created in the state.