HP Govt mulling joint venture in VMRT functioning

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Shimla, Feb 27 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said that the state government would explore the possibilities of completing the Swami Vivekanand Medical Research Trust (VMRT) at Palampur in joint venture to deliver the people of the state specialised medical services and research facilities in different disciplines.

Mr Dhumal while addressing the state level meeting of the members of Indian Medical Association, Himachal Pradesh Chapter, at Dharamshala last evening, said that the state government had provided land to the Trust to construct a medical college.

He said that the Centre had already started treating patients through naturopathy and other ancient system of medicine which was benefitting large number of people visiting the Centre from within and outside the country.

He said that efforts would be made to rope in some reputed medical education and health services company to enter into joint operation of the Centre so that it could emerge as one of the best diagnostic and treatment centre in the state.

He said that efforts were being made to make the state a centre of quality health infrastructure and educational hub.

He said that IGMC in Shimla was already rendering specialised medical services to the people while Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, was nearing completion and would be in a position to cater to quality health services of the people.

Mr Dhumal said that the state government would be considering disqualification of the doctors involved in illegal sex determination tests and withdraw their professional degrees as a punishment.

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