February 20, 2014
New Health initiatives in West Bengal
Four new medical colleges are being set up in the state at Coochbehar, Rampurhat, Purulia and Raiganj. West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee said that she was happy to share the news.
Each of the medical colleges will cost Rs 189 crore and will accommodate at least 100 medical students annually. These medical colleges would come up adjacent to 300-bed strong hospitals. The Chief Minister hoped that the medical colleges would provide medical students in the state with greater opportunity to become doctors. “It will also give a significant boost to our health infrastructure for more people in far-off places,” the Chief Minister posted on Facebook.
The West Bengal Chief Minister will inaugurate the first -ever Center for preservation of cord-blood and other pregnancy induced other bio-products` of the country at the School of Tropical Medicines, Kolkata.
Alongside, she also inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for HIV & AIDS at the same venue. Through remote control, she inaugurated the Tele Ophthalmology System at the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, the SNCU at Lady Dufferin Hospital and the Dialysis Units of the Fair Price Diagnostic Centres at MR Bangur Hospital and Beliaghata Hospital.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the new building of the West Bengal Medical council and hand over the keys of the Civil Defense Rescue Vehicles to the District Magistrates of different districts.
Through remote control she laid the foundation stones of 24 super speciality hospitals. These will come up at:
- Bolpur, Siuri and Rampurhat in Birbhum,
- Shalboni, Debra, Nayagram, Jhargram and Gopiballavpur in West Midnapore,
- Nandigram, Egra and Panshkura in East Midnapore,
- Kakdwip, Metiaburj, Baruipur, MR Bangur and Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas,
- Balurghat in South Dinajpur,
- Barjora and Bishnupur in Bankura,
- Raiganj in North Dinajpur,
- Jangipur and Domkal in Murshidabad,
- Raghunathpur in Purulia,
- Chanchal in Malda.