Punjab budget 2022-23: Mohali to get another medical institute
In a major health-infrastructure boost for Mohali, the AAP-led Punjab government in its maiden budget on Monday announced another super-specialty medical institute for the district.
Finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema, while presenting the Punjab budget, also said the Punjab government aimed to make Mohali a hub of industry and information technology (IT).
As announced, the Punjab government will set up the state-of-the-art “Punjab Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences” at Mohali. The super-specialty hospital will be a dedicated centre of excellence for the diagnosis and management of liver and biliary diseases, and to provide advanced training and research in the field of hepato-biliary sciences.
This will be the second government medical institute in Mohali after Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Science in Phase 6.
Affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, the medical college was set up during the previous Congress government’s regime in the building of the existing Mohali civil hospital. The first MBBS batch with 100 seats started in May this year, but the AAP-led Punjab government is now working to relocate the medical college.
To make the district an IT hub, the government proposed to set up a financial technology (Fintech) City near Mohali, where all facilities will be provided to encourage private participation in areas like financial technology, block-chain technology and artificial intelligence.
Besides, to develop Punjab as an industrial hub, the government will be acquiring around 490 acres in Mohali to set up industries.
The budget also focused on increasing security and safety of common people. To step up the surveillance, the government will install CCTV cameras across the district at a cost of ₹5 crore.
The government has also identified 17.5 acres at Kurara village to construct a modern District Jail in Mohali. For this, initial funds of ₹10 crore will be proposed in the 2022-23 budget.
For providing welfare services to the Scheduled Caste people, the government will set up Dr BR Ambdekar Bhawan at Mohali, which will house all offices under one roof. An old-age home will also be set up in the district for ex-servicemen.
Apart from this, the government plans to set up a Jal Bhawan at a cost of ₹10 crore to strengthen the repair and maintenance of infrastructure of water supply schemes.
Taking a strict note of dumping of cow dung and other waste materials in Buddha Nullah, the Ludhiana municipal corporation has started issuing notices to over 500 dairy owners in Haibowal and Tajpur road dairy complexes. MC superintending engineer Rajinder Singh said the notices are being served to dairy owners on the directions of MC chief Shena Aggarwal, who had also conducted a meeting with dairy owners' association a few days ago.
An 85-year-old woman died while as many as 37 residents tested positive for Covid-19 in Ludhiana on Thursday. The deceased was a resident of Sector-32 of Chandigarh Road. She was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital following complaints of hypertension and diabetes. Currently, there are 226 active cases, of which 212 patients are in home isolation.
After an elderly businessman was shot dead here on Wednesday night and with no major breakthrough in the case, police on Thursday said efforts were on to nab the killers and ascertain motive behind this killing. Fuel pump owner Mohan Singh (80) owned two fuel stations--- one at the Gumtala Bypass and one at the Rattan Singh Chowk. Mohan was on his way from Rattan Singh Chowk to his house at around 10 pm when the attack took place.
Three rape cases were reported in Ludhiana on Wednesday. In all cases, the perpetrators of the crime were known to the victims. In the first case, a man was arrested for raping the six-year-old daughter of his tenant in Phullanwal village. The victim's mother stated that her daughter had gone missing on August 7. The accused has been identified as Gauravpal. A case of rape has been registered and hunt launched for the accused.
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