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CHANDIGARH: In order to provide world-class healthcare facilities to the people of the state as per the commitment of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Government is all set to upgrade as many as 40 hospitals or Secondary Healthcare Facilities in the state, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh here on Wednesday. The 40 hospitals include 19 district hospitals, six subdivision hospitals and 15 Community Health Centres (CHCs).

“All the formalities and preparations have been completed to execute this work and the CM Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government will accomplish this work in this year,” he said.

The Health Minister was chairing a meeting with the engineers and officers of all the execution agencies including the Punjab Health System Corporation (PHSC), Department of Architecture, Public Works Department, Punjab Mandi Board, PUDA, etc at Punjab Bhawan here. He was accompanied by Principal Secretary Health Vivek Partap Singh, Managing Director PSHC Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, Special Secretary PWD Harish Nayyar and Chief Architect Ms Sapna.

Divulging more details, Dr Balbir Singh said that apart from revamping, new buildings will also be constructed according to the need and required strength of doctors and staff will be ensured at all the government hospitals in the state. “The upgraded buildings of all the hospitals will be equipped with ultra-modern facilities and equipment so that people can avail world-class healthcare facilities at government hospitals,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister along with the representatives of all the executions agencies will visit Sangrur and Patiala on August 16, to work out the strategy for the early execution of the work.



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