Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the government had decided to open a medical college in each and every district to promote medical education in the state.
"In days to come, there will be at least one medical college in every district, be it private or government medical college," the chief minister said while talking to mediapersons here on Saturday.
"This will not only help in providing better health services in the state, but will also address the issue of shortage of doctors", he added.
The issue of filling up management quota seats by private medical colleges through separate entrance examination would be taken up with the Indian Medical Council, he said.
Khattar said that the government had so far appointed about 100 new doctors to meet the shortage of doctors in medical institutions and 112 doctors have been deputed as per requirement of various medical institutions in the state and the process is on to recruit 100 more doctors.
He said that 100 new hospital buildings, 12 new community centres and 12 primary health centres would be constructed during 2015-16.
However, the chief minister said that strict action would be taken against the illegally set-up medical colleges in the state and the government was working out details of such institutions.
'HARYANA TO HAVE TWO SMART CITIES'
Replying to a question, the chief minister said that on the basis of population of the state, two smart cities would be developed in Haryana for which parameters have been set and a survey would be conducted in this regard by July 21.
The CM said that the cities which fulfilled the set parameters would be kept in the category of smart cities. He said that other cities which would fulfil these parameters by next year could also enter the category.
He said that for inclusion of cities in smart city category, facilities like infrastructure, education, health services, electricity, water and participation of people would be among the main critereia.
CM makes surprise visit to Mansarovar Park
Surprising many, the chief minister reached the Mansrovar park located in the middle of the city. During the visit, he interacted with morning walkers and collected feedback about the functioning of the government.
Khattar also met yoga trainer Hawa Singh Saini and appreciated his efforts of imparting yoga training to people at the age of 72. He asked Saini to continue his service to the people.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the Rohtak civil hospital and inspected the AYUSH department. He directed the officers to promote AYUSH comprising five old systems of medicine -- Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddha and Homoeopathy -- which are very useful for humanity.