Shimla, April 5- HP CM urges for COVID-19 protocols

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh,  Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, has urged the people of the state to follow Covid-19 protocols and wear masks at crowded places to prevent the spread of the virus. He made this appeal during a conference organized by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IAPPD) on strengthening the role of Himachal Pradesh legislators in improving health services during and after the pandemic.

The Chief Minister also highlighted the government’s efforts to reform the healthcare sector and provide specialized medical care services to the people. He mentioned that modern technology would be incorporated to make the health institutions of the state world-class and provide modern medical facilities at the doorstep of the people. He also announced that robotic surgery facilities would be available at Medical College Tanda and IGMC Shimla in the next six months.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister informed that construction work of a PET Block has been started in IGMC Shimla, while Rs. 50 crore would be spent to install a PET scan machine in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda. He also stated that the state government has allocated Rs. 11 crore to set up a 175-bed medical emergency facility with a trauma center at IGMC Shimla.

The Chief Minister emphasized that the present government has been taking various welfare-oriented and pro-people decisions to benefit every section of the society. He also mentioned the government’s commitment to preserving the clean environment of the state and making Himachal Pradesh a green energy state.

The conference was attended by the Deputy Chief Minister, Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Education Minister, and other MLAs



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