Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said that the Medical College, Hamirpur will be made functional from this session. All the arrangements and formalities have been already completed for this Medical College and with commencement of this college, 100 more Doctors would be available for State in the coming years.The Health Minister was presiding over a review meeting of the health department here today to review the announcements made by the Chief Minister in health sector. He said that during the last four months, the Chief Minister has implemented various new schemes for the health sector besides announcing few new schemes. He also asked the officers of the department to implement all announcements in time bound manner so that better health facilities could be made available to the people of the State.Shri Parmar said the Telemedicine scheme would be started in 50 more areas of the State. He said that after Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi would soon be linked to Telemedicine scheme for which all formalities had already been completed.
He said that this would go a long way in providing better treatment facility to the people of far-flung areas of Pangi.The Health Minister said that 'Mukhya Mantri Aashirvad Yojana' will be implemented by the end of July under which a kit of Rs. 1500 would be provided to newborns having necessary items for the initial days.He directed to ensure speedy construction of hospital buildings in the state by remaining in touch with construction agencies.Additional Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal said the process had been completed to fill posts of Para Medical Staff which would be soon made available with the department. Similarly, the posts of Principals for Medical Colleges will be filled up soon.Special Secretary, Health D.C. Negi, Director, Health Dr. Baldev Thakur, Director, Medical Education Dr. Ashok Sharma, Director, Dental Health Dr. Ajay Singh, Joint Director Dr. Sonam Singh were also present in the meeting.