Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated CT Scan Machine at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC) at Tanda in Kangra district established by spending an amount of about Rs 5 crore. This modern 128 slice CT Scan machine would provide latest diagnostic facility to the patients of the State.Chief Minister said that Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College at Tanda was one of the most premier Medical colleges of the State and was catering to health requirements of about six districts of the State. He said that the sharp spike in number of covid cases was a matter of concern. He said that the doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline workers were working round the clock to protect the lives of the people from this virus. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also appreciated the frontline health workers of the State for making Himachal Pradesh the first State to achieve target of cent percent vaccination of all the people of eligible age group. He said that the indigenous vaccine developed in the country has also been effective in protecting the people against this virus.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has succeeded to achieve the arduous task of vaccination by vaccinating people of far-off places such as Bara Bhangal, Malana and Dodra Kawar villages etc. He said that the State also earned a distinction of zero per cent wastage of vaccine, due to the commitment of doctors and other para medical staff. Chief Minister said that the State has made outstanding progress in strengthening health infrastructure in the State to provide specialized health services to the people nearer to their homes. He said that at one time there were only 50 ventilators in the State, but today Tanda Medical College has 165 ventilators. He said that Rs. 165 crore have been provided for the Medical College during the last four years for various works and machineries. He said that digital X-Ray and digital mammography machine would be provided at the earliest in the Medical College. He said that multi-storey parking would also be constructed in the college. He said that work on Centre of excellence of Mental Health, Sarai Bhawan, Trauma Centre, building of Nursing, Hostel for Girl students, MCH Building and Faculty block would be expedited and completed soon. He announced Rs 20 lakh each for foot bridge and local path.
Later, the Chief Minister visited War Memorial at Dharamshala. Chief Minister also visited the house of Late Vinod Chand Katoch at Shyamnagar, Dharamshala and expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family members.MLA Nagrota Bagwan Arun Kumar, while welcoming the Chief Minister said that with this machine, the long pending demand of the hospital has been fulfilled. He said that five new departments have been established in the college during the last four years. He also urged the Chief Minister to provide a multi storey parking in the Medical College. He also detailed various developmental demands of the area. Welcoming the Chief Minister and other dignitaries on the occasion, Principal Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda Bhanu Awasthi said that the institution has emerged as one of the pioneering institution of medical education in the State due to the benevolence of the Chief Minister. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Industries Minister Bikram Singh , Deputy Chairman H.P. Planning Board Ramesh Dhawala, MLAs Ravinder Dhiman, Mulkhraj Premi, Vishal Nehria and Hoshiyar Singh, former MLA Surender Kaku, President Zila Parishad Ramesh Brar, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal were present on the occasion among others.