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CM Das launches 100-bed hospital

Chief minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the 100-bed Asian Dwarkadas Jalan Super Specialty Hospital at Bartand here on Friday.

By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad
  • Published 17.03.18
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HEALING TOUCH: CM Raghubar Das inaugurates the Asian Dwarkadas Jalan Super Specialty Hospital at Bartand, Dhanbad, on Friday. Picture by Gautam Dey

Dhanbad: Chief minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the 100-bed Asian Dwarkadas Jalan Super Specialty Hospital at Bartand here on Friday.

Developed jointly by the Asian Group of Hospitals and Jivan Rekha Trust at a cost of around Rs 250 crore, the hospital will offer a wide spectrum of medical services in the disciplines of cardiology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, nephrology, urology, gynaecology and cancer treatment.

Das, who arrived here on a chopper at 11.30am, inaugurated the coal town's first super specialty private hospital in the presence of Dhanbad MLA Raj Sinha, Sindri MLA Phulchand Mandal, Baghmara MLA Dhullu Mahto, deputy mayor Eklavya Singh and chairman and managing director of Asian Group of Hospitals N.K. Pandey. The hospital has been developed on the existing campus of Dwarkadas Jalan Memorial Hospital.

Das said residents of the coal town would no longer have to visit Durgagur (Bengal) or the southern states for advanced treatment. Das praised Pandey's effort in launching the hospital. "Pandey, who completed his schooling from Dhanbad, paid back his debt to his hometown with rich dividends by launching the hospital equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and trained doctors and nurses," he said.

The chief minister said his government was committed to making the state among the top in terms of medical facilities by 2022. He said the admission for 100 seats in each of three new medical colleges at Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamau would begin from the present session.

Das assured that the construction of Sadar Hospital building at Hirapur, which has been continuing for the last 10 years, would be completed soon.

"Besides the three medical colleges at Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamau, two new medical colleges would also be launched under public-private-partnership mode by Manipal University in Bokaro and Jamshedpur," he added.

On his government's plans to cope with the shortage of doctors, Das said health, medical education and family welfare department teams have been visiting various south Indian medical colleges to recruit doctors through campus drives.

On shortage of nurses, the Das said, "We would hire 2,800 nurses within the next three months and another 1,700 in the next six months" he said.

The chief minister added that while his government was fully into development activities, some foreign forces were trying to create instability in the state. He, however, didn't elaborate on it.