Mohali, July 7: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said Punjab was swiftly emerging as a global hub of medical institutions and expressed hope that people across the world would come to the state to avail healthcare facilities.
Inaugurating Chiropractic and Massage Therapy institutes at Ranbaj Hospital here, Badal said these state-of-the-art medical institutions would provide the best health services in their fields.
He said it was a matter of pride for Punjab, which has taken a lead in setting up these institutions in collaboration with Canadian partners, first of their kind in the country.
Highlighting achievements in the medical sector, the Chief Minister said Punjab was providing free treatment to patients suffering from Cancer and Hepatitis C.
Advanced Cancer Treatment Centres have also been set up in Government Medical Colleges in Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot besides institutes at Bathinda and PGI Satellite Hospital in Sangrur. Similarly, Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance scheme covering nearly half of state's population had already been started to provide cashless treatment, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Consul General of Canada, Chandigarh, Christopher Gibbins, said this venture set up here with the support of Canadian partners would help the health infrastructure in the state.