Hamirpur,April 12, 2008:Quality infrastructural facilities of education, health and roads would be created in rural Himachal Pradesh to contain migration of rural masses to urban areas for various reasons. State would sponsor physicians for training by kidney specialist Dr. D.S. Rana of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, in Nephrology. Rs. 6.80 crore to be spent on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Bhawan. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, while addressing an impressive public meeting at Dimmi in Hamirpur district, after he dedicated Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Kiosk in Parbati Hospital at village Dasmal and additional accommodation constructed under SSA in the Govt. Middle School, Dimmi, today.
Chief said that major chunk of the State population inhabits the rural areas where quality infrastructure in health, education and communication was yet to be strengthened to match urban standards. He said that efforts were being made to create such infrastructural facilities in the villages so that villagers did not have to travel to urban areas for availing of various basic facilities. He added that it would also go a long way in decongesting the towns, where every basic amenity was falling short of requirement.
Prof. Dhumal said that the State Government would be crediting the people who had excelled in their lives and were contributing towards the welfare of people of the area they belonged and the State. He said that such people were source of inspiration to rest of the society and such individuals would be duly recognized. He said that if every successful person could committedly contribute towards the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society, the entire State would witness revolution in different sectors and the picture of the area would sea change. He said that there was no dearth of talented and successful people in the State who had made their name in different disciplines thereby bringing laurels to the State and the area they belonged to.
Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal said that Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Kiosk at Dasmal would be an unique experience in the rural health infrastructure building since the physicians would be tele-conferencing with specialists at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for diagnosis and opinion. He said that it was first of its kind venture in the State which would be replicated in other areas of the State as well in near future. He congratulated Dr. D.S. Rana, a medical specialist in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and a local resident for serving the people of his home village with latest medical facilities.
Chief Minister said that Rs. 10 lakh each had been provided to every assembly segment for construction of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhawan, as provision of Rs. 6.80 crore had been made in the budgetary provisions for current financial year. He sanctioned Rs. 5.60 lakh for Poly Clinic requirements at Hamirpur.
Chief Minister was also presented a draft of Rs. 6005 by Shri Amit Thakur, Principal, New Era Public School and Rs. 2100 by Laghu Udyog Sangh as contribution towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, for which they were thanked for their generosity and gesture towards the under privileged sections of the society.
Chief Minister also released the book "Village Resource Centre-An Offering -Bridging the Gap-Urban and Rural", authored by Dr. B.K. Rao, Chairman, Board of Directors (BOD), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and a CD on Tele-Medicine System. He also dedicated the ambulance to the people of the area by placing the same at the disposal of Parbati Devi Hospital, Dasmal.
Later, Chief Minister also listened to the public grievances and disposed of majority of cases by passing direction to concerned officers to deliver people relief.
Shri I.D. Dhiman, Education Minister said that medical education had witnessed revolution in research and treatment and tele-medicine system was gaining popularity with the educated people conversant with Information Technology. He said that the absolute majority of BJP had helped in formation of the Government in the State. He said that people of the State deserve all appreciation for right decision. He said that Rs. 2000 crore would be spent during current financial year on education sector alone to be filled up during current financial year. He said that 100 days achievements of the State Government speak of the intentions of the State Government.
Smt. Urmil Thakur, MLA thanked Dr. D.S. Rana for setting up Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Kiosk at Dasmal, which was a rare medical facility to the rural people. She said that watershed project sanctioned for the area had proved to be a boon for diversified farming. She said that the decision of the State Government to reopen the sawmills and issue licences to the sawmill owners of the State, which was one of the mode to, generates employment to the rural people.
Dr. B.K. Rao, Chairman, BOD, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, welcomed the Chief Minister and said that the model implemented in Dimmi would be replicated in rest of the country on its success to build a strong healthy society by providing specialized medical services in the rural areas.
Dr. D.S. Rana, Managing Secretary, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and local resident of village Dasmal said that he was committed to provide quality and specialized medical service to rural people. He expressed desire to help create best educational network in the rural area.
Smt. Pushpa Devi, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Dimmi, also welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed various works of the Panchayat, mettling of road, channelisation of rain water in the area. She also thanked Dr. D.S. Rana for opening Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Kiosk at village Dasmal and the contribution made towards rural health.
Smt. Maya Devi, Secretary, Kanchan Mahila Mandal, Dasmal also spoke and thanked for increasing the procurement rate of milk by Rs. 2 per Kg.
Shri Prithi Singh Thakur, Chairman, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, Shri Pyare Lal Sharma, Former Chairman Zila Parishad, Shri Des Raj Sharma, President, Bamson BJP Mandal, Smt. Veena Sharma, President Mahila Morch, Ms. Nandita Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Shri Asif Jalal, S.P. and other senior officers and prominent people of the area were present.