Eight new community health centres in east Singhbhum: Shahi

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Jamshedpur, Mar 15 (UNI) Jharkhand Health, Family Welfare, Labour, Employment and Training Minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi today said the government was determined to upgrade the hospitals and health centres in the state.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Shahi, who came here for a two-day visit to inaugurate a number of Community Health Centres (CHC) and new ITI, said ''We are working in a silent mode and the health department will be upgraded within a year's time.'' Mr Shahi, who inaugurated a 30-bed CHC at Mango here and Patamda in the east Singhbhum district during the day, said another six 30-bed CHCs would be opened in six other areas and he would open three more CHCs at Musaboni,Chakulia and Dhalbhumgarh under Ghatshila subdivision tomorrow.

He said the MGM government hospital here would be expanded and another 500-bed new premises at a cost of Rs 25 crore would be built soon and the land acquistion for this purpose had already begun.

The Minister said the government had also undertaken increase of number of beds in all the major government hospitals in the state in this financial year.

Stressing the need for imparting training for technical staff, Mr Shahi said he had laid the foundation stone for ITI at Burmanines here during the day which would be built at a cost of Rs 3 crore while the foundation for another ITI would be laid at Dhalbhumgarh tomorrow.

He said the government had taken adequate measures to tackle the AIDS and HIV problems in the state. About labour related problem in various companies in the state, Mr Shahi said a three-member committee had been formed to look into the contract-labour related problem.

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