Dharamsala, April 15, 2013: “Himachal Pradesh government is working on the proposal to set up one Medical university in the State,” said Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Koul Singh Thakur while talking to media at Dharamsala on Monday.
Minister said that Rs 150 crore is being spent on Tanda Medical Collage of the state to bring it at par to All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS. He said that rs 4 crore has been sanctioned for the research work in the Institution for the scholars of Tribal areas of Chamba ,Lahoul Spiti of Himachal and adjoining tribe of J&K. He said that all the vacant posts of paramedical staff in the various hospitals of the state are being filled up shortly. He said that Himachal government has allocated an amount of rs 30 crore for modernisation of Medical college Shimla and Tanda in its budget, where as in previous governments budget, it was just rs 7 crore. In Tanda Medical College 4 news super speciality services are being started from September this year. Regarding setting up of Legal University, the minister said that it is not needed at present in the state
Speaking on the subject of tourism the minister said that it is difficult to attract cream tourist without air link. Singh said,” all the three airports of the state are without flight. I personally met aviation minister Ajit Singh-who assured that the small air craft’s are being hired on lease to cater hill air strips like Himachal.” Minister said that he is sure that Himachal will re- linked by air traffic vary soon.
Minister earlier presided over the district level function of 66th Himachal Day at Dharamsala. Chief Parliamentary Secretary Neeraj Bharti and many Congress MLAs were present in the function, which was organised at Police Stadium Dharamsala.