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Thakur urges for cancer hospital in Mandi

Health minister Kaul Singh Thakur, in a meeting with union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at New Delhi on Thursday, urged for a cancer hospital at Mandi.

punjab Updated: Jan 02, 2014 20:25 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Health minister Kaul Singh Thakur, in a meeting with union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at New Delhi on Thursday, urged for a cancer hospital at Mandi.


In a press statement, Thakur said he urged the union minister to open a cancer hospital at Mandi, which being a central part of the state was accessible to every patient. He said that the union minister had agreed in principle to this demand.

Thakur apprised that construction of the super-specialty block at Rajendera Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, in Kangra district was nearing completion.

He requested the union minister to provide modern medical equipments for providing super specialty facilities in the hospital.

Further, Thakur said that Azad had passed necessary directions to the authorities concerned to provide these medical equipments to RPGMC, Tanda. "The union minister has also agreed to inaugurate the super specialty block in near future," added Thakur.

Thakur also urged Azad to give approval for increasing the number of MBBS seats at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla, to 150 from the present 100, from the next academic session.

He also urged for financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Sarv Swasthya Yojana to IGMC, Shimla. "A grant of `140 crore has already been provided under the scheme to IGMC," added Thakur.

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