Govt committed to improving medical facilities : Minister

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Patna, Jul 03 (UNI) Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav today reiterated that the government was committed to improving the medical and healthcare facilities in the state, and several medical colleges and paramedical institutes would be opened in the coming days to achieve the cherished goal.

Releasing a magazine ''Health 365 din'' here, Mr Yadav said the state government had cleared proposal for opening of the medical colleges and paramedical institutes in the state.

He exhorted the big industrial houses to invest in health sectors in the state as only the government efforts would not yield desired results.

'' The Bihar government is contemplating to open a paramedical institute in the state and looking for a suitable plot of the land for the purpose, '' he said adding if any interested person or organisation offered to provide the land, it would be named after the person or organisaton concerned.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ravi Poddar, Chairman of the Poddar Group, which had launched the magazine, said the scenario in Bihar had changed during the past three years.

Mr Poddar said he was interested in opening a super speciality hospital in Bihar and if the state government provided the required support, works in this direction would be initiated soon.

'' Our group will also launch a 24 hour satellite channel '365 Din' soon in the state, '' he announced.

Deputy Director of AIl India Radio(AIR), Patna, Arun Kumar Verma, senior journalist Shivendra Narain Singh, chief editor of the health magazine Amal Kumar Jain and noted doctor Vishvendra Kumar Sinha also spoke on the occasion.


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