Korba district would become a beautiful, healthy and educated district : CM

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Mar 02: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that Korba district has got a new direction for development in the field of infrastructure , tourism, education and now also in the field of medicine. With the consistent efforts of state government, Korba district would become a beautiful, healthy and educated district of Chhattisgarh. He said that this is the first time in the history of the state, when Chhattisgarh is going to get four government medical colleges in a year. In one year, three new medical colleges were approved in Korba, Kanker and Mahasamund. Besides, decision has also been taken to acquire Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College. This will help in improving medical education and medical facilities in the state. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was addressing the function after inaugurating Korba Medical College and performing Bhoomi Poojan of the new building of the Medical College from his office room in Vidhan Sabha here today through video conferencing.
Chief Minister said that when Chhattisgarh state was constituted, there was only one medical college in Raipur. Later, new Government Medical Colleges were established at Bilaspur, Raigarh, Ambikapur, Rajnandgaon and Jagdalpur. Chief Minister said that shortage of doctors has always been a problem. In order to increase the number of doctors and to make better medical facilities available to people of the state, state government is making efforts to establish a medical college in every Lok Sabha constituency. In future, state government would take steps towards establishing medical colleges at the district-level. He said that the state government would make efforts to start a medical college in Janjgir as well.
Presiding over the program, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant said that it was a dream of people in Korba region to have district’s own medical college. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced establishment of a medical college in Korba a few days ago and today, it is being inaugurated. This is a historic occasion for the district. He said that this medical college is being inaugurated in a short period of four months. Funds have also been allocated for this medical college. Health Minister T.S. Singhdev said that today is a day of pride and happiness for all of us. Approval for three new medical colleges was received under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, out of which Korba Medical College is being inaugurated today. Chhattisgarh is continuously advancing in the field of health. This achievement is important in the public interest.
Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal said that the medical college of Korba is being started from this year. Medical college will be established in the IT college campus here and 25 acres of land has been allotted for the same. Tender will be issued soon for the construction of the building. He said that Korba is the highest mineral royalty-giving and the highest railway revenue-giving district, and it also has coal mines. This medical college has been started today with the efforts of the Chief Minister.

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