The state government is mulling setting up more trauma centers to provide immediate medical assistance to people in the event of an accident. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the 27th annual conference of the Himachal Pradesh Orthopedics Association. He said in a hilly state like Himachal, the chances of accidents were high and here the role of an orthopedician was important. The Chief Minister reiterated his commitment towards providing best health services to the people at their doorsteps. He said the state government was strengthening health institutions to provide quality services. In the current financial year, a provision of ₹2302 crore had been made for the health sector, he added.
“In the government sector, six medical colleges — the IGMC, Shimla, the Tanda medical college, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar Medical College, Nahan, Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College Mandi, Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Chamba and Dr Radha Krishnan Medical College Hamirpur, are functional to strengthen health services in the state,” the Chief Minister said. Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar said such conferences would play an important role in delivering qualitative services in the future. He said brainstorming sessions during the conference would also be helpful. – Tribune India