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Punjab health minister inaugurates 50-bed hospital in Moga

Health and family welfare minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurated Mai Daultan Maternal and Child Hospital at Moga on Wednesday.

He said the 50-bed facility has been constructed at a cost of ₹5.48 crore. The minister said 29 such hospitals have been built across the state and construction work of another eight hospitals was under progress. Seven more hospitals will be commissioned later this year, he added.

Sidhu said that 13,000 staffers have been recruited during his tenure as the health minister. “Appointment of specialist doctors and health workers is still ongoing. Around 600 more doctors will be recruited soon,” said the minister.

The minister assured that existing staff under the National Health Mission (NHM) will be given priority at the time of appointing regular staff. Hindustan Times

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