Rs 31 crore for IGIMS to improve medical facilities : Minister

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Patna, Feb 26 (UNI) The Bihar Government today informed the State Legislative Council that Rs 31.52 crore had been allocated for improving the medical facilities at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences(IGIMS) here.

State Health Minister Chandramohan Rai informed the Council that Rs 26 crore had been allocated under non-plan expenditure, while Rs five crore was made available to IGIMS under plan expenditure for specialised treatment there.

He replied when the matter was raised by Kedar Pandey through call attention.

Earlier, Mr Pandey while raising the issue expressed concern over the poor medical facilities at the IGIMS, which was accorded the status of super speciality hospital.

JD(U) member Shambhu Sharan also expressed his concern over the deteriorating medical facilities at the IGIMS and urged the State Government to take remedial measures at the earliest.

'' The IGIMS, once a premier hospital, has now been reduced to district level hospital due to apathy of the State Government, '' he lamented.

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