Minister opens 100-bed facility

Minister opens 100-bed facility

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 14

Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister, today inaugurated a temporary 100-bed hospital facility under BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences at Phase 6 here today. He also initiated nine other services and projects in a virtual mode.

The services include information about birth and death through an online portal and obtaining certificates through private hospitals, starting attestation of testimonials by the NRI cell through sewa kendras, facility of web portal for obtaining info under the RTI Act, inaugurating new IT block building at Shaheed Major Harminderpal Singh Government College for Rs183.87 lakh. He also inaugurated the new premises of the Mataur and Zirakpur police stations, a dinosaur park and outer house at the Chhatbir zoo, along with laying the foundation stone of a sewage treatment plant at Zirakpur in a virtual mode.

Sidhu said the temporary hospital would efficiently cater to the healthcare needs of people amid the possibility of a probable third wave. The project would cost Rs5.67 crore and would comprise eight ICU bed (level 2 and level 3 care), he added.

Sidhu said Mohali was rapidly emerging as a frontline city on the global map in terms of infrastructure. He said multinational companies were setting up business in Mohali because the city had excellent connectivity and a robust road network besides top-notch health and educational facilities.

Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan and SSP Satinder Singh, ADC (G) Komal Mittal, ADC (D) Himanshu Aggarwal, Govt Medical College Director-Principal Dr Bhavneet Bharti, Civil Surgeon Adarshpal Kaur, Medical Superintendent Dr Navdeep Singh and Chattbir zoo Director Naresh Mahajan were among those present on the occasion.

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