In a bid to provide the best health care facilities to the residents, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh laid the foundation stone of the building of 350 bedded ultra-modern Civil Hospital in Sector-66, which will be named as Sahibzada Ajit Singh Civil Hospital, Mohali.
Speaking at the function, CM Channi said, “Fulfilling the commitment of the Congress Party, this new Civil Hospital would cater best health care services to the people of the area besides people of far-flung Punjab regions who come to Chandigarh for treatment. He said that it will be constructed at the cost of Rs. 40 Crore which will provide 24 hours emergency services besides OPDs and wards for all specialties, 7 modular operation theatres, separate mother and child wing, 4 bedded dialysis unit, blood bank with component and platelet facility, mortuary, dispensary with free medicine, homeopathic and ayurveda departments, physiotherapy services, staff residences for staff and three storied multi-level parking.
Chief Minister also sanctioned Rs. 10 crores for the auditorium in Mohali and promised to provide more funds if needed for the project. He also announced plans to construct 25 thousand houses for the EWS section across the state. He said that SANADs (Proprietary Rights) were being provided under the Basera scheme throughout the state.
Accepting the demand of MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, Charanjit Singh announced to relax conditions for the Booth owners to construct a second storey. He announced Rs. 10 crores for holistic development of the city, Rs. 7 crores for laying synthetic track at Sports Stadium Sector-78, dispensaries of Saneta & Gharaun be upgraded as PHC and CHC respectively, and bus stand for the city.
During the function, Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni, who also holds the charge of the Health Department, shared his proximity with MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu and informed about the efforts of both during the first and second wave of COVID-19, which the Prime Minister admired. “The Medical College of Mohali will have 500 beds, and admission will start soon with 250 seats. With this remarkable achievement, our capacity has been increased to 1500 to produce doctors in a year,” the DCM added.
Earlier, MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu showered praise while welcoming the Chief Minister and said that this would be marked as an important event in history as the common person has become the Chief Minister of the State. He also highlighted the Medical College project and said admission will start from this year onwards.
Prominent personalities present on occasion were Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia, IG AK Mittal, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal, Chairman Zila Parishad Jaswinder Kaur, Chairman of Market Committee Kharar Harkesh Chand Sharma Machhli Kalan, Senior Deputy Amrik Singh Somal and Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi.