The state government on Monday approved a separate emergency medicine specialty department, along with faculty, for Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, and Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, Kangra district.
The cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of chief minister Virbhadra Singh, also approved regularisation of services of 34 employees of Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) at the IGMC.
Besides, nod was given to provide uniforms to students of Classes 1 to 10 under Mahatma Gandhi Vardi Yojana across the state.
Upgrade of community health centres in Jaisinghpur and Sujanpur, both in Kangra district, to civil hospitals was approved.
The cabinet also accorded its approval for opening a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Balag in Sundernagar and Kalhani in Chachiyot in Mandi district; Basantpur in Arki tehsil in Solan district; Deori Khaneti and Bakhol in Shimla district; Susnal and Karyalag in Ghumarwin, Bilaspur; Basoli (Peernigaha) in Una; and Phansha in Rampur.
In another decision, the state government approved to provide a no-objection certificate to Priyadarshanai Institute of Nursing at Rait in Shahpur, Kangra, for starting General Nursing and Midwifery Course (GNM) and BSc (nurses) with 40 seats in each course.
It further approved relaxation in planning permission case for construction of proposed Circuit House at Willey Park in Chaura Maidan, Shimla. Besides, approval was given to fell or remove or lopping of as many as 97 trees posing threat to life and property in the periphery of Shimla municipal corporation.
It was also decided to amend the Himachal Pradesh Town and Country Planning (TCP) Rules, 2014, and approval was accorded to inviting objections or suggestions for amendment of TCP rules in wake of online services of department and amendment made in TCP Act in the budget session.
Services of 34 employees of Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) at IGMC, Shimla, to be regularised
Community health centres in Jaisinghpur and Sujanpur, both in Kangra district, to be upgraded to civil hospitals
Primary health centres approved at various places
NoC to private nursing college in Kangra to run nursing courses