He said the government had recruited doctors and paramedical staff to improve medical services

Eight medical colleges to be opened in Jharkhand: CM

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Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that eight more medical colleges will be opened in the state in order to improve health facilities. He said the state government was committed to the cause of poor people who often found it difficult to get treatment facilities at their doorstep or in their city. Many people of the city are compelled to go to New Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai for better or advanced course of treatment in want of quality medical facility, he observed.

Soren was speaking during a programme organized to confer the Letter of Award to Apollo Hospital Enterprises, Chennai, for the construction of a super specialty hospital in the state Capital at Municipal Council precincts. He said the proposed hospital will have a capacity of 200 beds. Land measuring 2.8 acre is being given for the purpose of setting up the hospital under lease for 30 years, he said.

Soren said the proposed super specialty hospital will be ready in 21 months. He said it was a matter of pride that a reputed institution like the Apollo Hospital Enterprises had given its nod to open a hospital in the state.

The CM further said that the state government, in its bid to improve higher studies in the field of medicine, was going to open a nursing college for boys so that boys do not have to go to other states for nursing studies.

Soren said the government will be setting up the college very soon. He said the government had recruited doctors and paramedical staff to improve medical services in the government hospitals and health centres.

The CM said a hospital of Ranchi Municipal Corporation will be run by Dev Kamal Hospital under an agreement with the state government. The hospital will be upgraded for providing better service to the people, he said.

Also present on the occasion was state health minister Rajendra Prasad Singh. He said a super specialty division had been inaugurated recently at Rajendra Institute of Medical Science. He said the hospitals of the state will be run on Public-Private-Partnership mode for quality services.

The government will open medical colleges in Chaibasa, Dumka, Bokaro and Palamu. The total number of medical colleges in the state at present is three.

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