The Himachal Pradesh Government would introduce the Medical University Bill in upcoming Vidhan Sabha Session commencing from tomorrow. This was stated by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while addressing on the occasion of the inauguration of Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Pharmacy outlet and foundation stone laying ceremonies of Super Specialty Block of IGMC and Tertiary Care Cancer Centre at IGMC today.
He thanked the Union Health Minister Mr. Jagat Prakesh Nadda for the assistance extended for strengthening health infrastructure in the state, adding that however, it was the moral duty of the Government of India to distribute funds equally to all the States rather than percolating the maximum to the Union Territories. He said that the Government was committed to modernising the health services so as to provide quality treatment and best medicines to the patients and the people of the State. He said that lots of technological advancements had been made in the health sector and the students need to be updated with these most recent techniques.
Hence, it becomes necessary that we should equip our medical colleges and hospitals with latest gadgets and equipment. The latest gadgets improved the efficiency and create confidence in the medical fraternity. Apart from three medical colleges, an AIIMS is coming up at Bilaspur for which adequate land has been transferred in the name of Union MoH, he said hoping that the work on AIIMS would begin soon. He said that the second campus of IGMC at Chamiana would ease the load on existing IGMC hospital and with the upcoming of super speciality block lot of relief would be there for the people of the State. The Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh had become the first State in South East Asia to launch six new health schemes, including Electronic Health Card, the scheme for free insulin for diabetic patients below 18 years of age under universal immunization programme.