Government to promote ‘Medical Tourism’ in State: CM
Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday said that the State Government is seriously pursuing on a project to promote medical tourism in the State. The idea is to develop such infrastructure so that patients are tempted to visit the State for better medical care.
Addressing a press conference at Surya Mandir in Sidhgora, Das said that the ground breaking ceremony of a 500-bed hospital will be performed soon at MGM Medical College.
He informed that the government has allotted land for Manipal Medical College in Jamshedpur, by removing all the inconsistencies. From 2019, children will study MBBS in this university. The Chief Minister said that the Government wants to develop Jharkhand as a medical hub.
“We also want to cultivate skills for compounders, housekeeping, and nursing. In next four years, with the concept of five medical colleges at Dumka, Palamu, Hazaribagh, Koderma and Chaibasa 1200 youth will get medical degree each year,” said Das.
The Chief Minister said that Youths are being trained in the areas of Engineering, Medical, Professor, Teacher, Nursing, and their talents. The government is working to hone skills of workforce.
The Chief Minister also informed that starting from the next year, 28 farmers of the state will get a free smartphone by 2020, so that the farmers of the state can get the benefits. The government is committed to doubling the income of farmers by 2022.
The Chief Minister said that the city is the pride of the country. Therefore, civic and urban bodies should have their own cadre. The cadre has been made and the appointment process is going on. He added that Urban Development Secretary has been given necessary instructions thatthat after getting training, the salaries of the cleaning staff will be increased.
Das also favoured that Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections should be held simultaneously in the State. He also called the coalition of opposition parties as a coalition of thugs.
The Chief Minister said that on November 10, the foundation stone of Tata Cancer Hospital in Ranchi will be laid. He said that efforts are being made to fulfill the promise of providing home to all the poor in 2022 only. He said that the people are not homeless in the urban and rural areas, the government is continuously moving forward on this resolution.