Health dept to probe working of Vivekananda Institute



Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the state health department would conduct an inquiry into the functioning of Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science and Research at Palampur. The trust is headed by former chief minister Shanta Kumar. The CM said that the government had received a letter from one of the trust’s life trustees alleging serious discrepancies in its functioning. Singh was replying to a discussion moved under Rule 130 by former minister G S Bali in the Vidhan Sabha, The Institute was earlier established with the objective of setting up a 700-bedded hospital with a medical college having intake capacity of 100 students for which the state government had transferred 16.14 hectares of land on 99 years lease on a token payment of one rupee per annum as lease money. But later the trust was dissolved and a new trust called Vivekanand Medical Research Trust was formed under the chairmanship of Shanta Kumar on Sept 11, 2000.

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  1. Very disappointed by not seeing even a single post on the political drama that happened outside Vidhan Sabha. Moreover the resulting death of a child was totally ignored. I doubt whether the voice of Himachal got suppressed or is it a complete ignorance of the fact?

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