Work on three medical colleges in Uttarakhand to start soon: CM Rawat
DEHRADUN [Maha Media]: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday said the state government's efforts are focused on strengthening basic infrastructure in all sectors, including health, and assured that work on three medical colleges will start soon. Talking to reporters virtually as he has been in isolation since March 22 after testing positive for COVID-19, Rawat said Uttarakhand is moving steadily on the path of progress.
The government's focus is on strengthening basic infrastructure in all sectors including education, health and drinking water facilities, he said. Work on establishing a medical college each in Rudrapur, Haridwar and Pithoragarh will start soon, the chief minister said.
Describing the creation of better health facilities for people in remote villages as priority of the state government, he said a fleet of 138 additional ambulances are being provided under the '108' emergency service. The recruitment process for 403 doctors and 2,600 nurses will also begin soon, Rawat said. Apart from these professors, assistant professors and associate professors will also soon be recruited in medical colleges where there are vacancies, he said.
Health facilities have been improved in view of the COVID-19 pandemic up to the district level where health centres are being equipped with ventilators and ICU beds, the chief minister said.
Several steps are underway to stop migration from the hills and the government is focusing on further developing tourism and pilgrimage, he said.
Feedback is being taken from all departments to evolve an effective strategy to stop migration, Rawat said.