|April 25th, 2012, 07:18 AM||#121|
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Sonipat all set to become the hub of education in state
GURGAON: A day after launching several prominent industry projects in Rohtak, the Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, on Tuesday said that he would soon lay the foundation stones of at least a dozen educational institutions at Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat. Hooda said that education and industrial growth were important for the fast development of the state and the government has been consistently making efforts in this regard. He said that the landholding of farmers was getting smaller and therefore it has become necessary for more industries to be set up, increasing employment opportunities for youth.The education city would come up on 1,500 acres in Sonipat along NH-1, some 40km from the national capital. The chief minister said that the education city will have top-class infrastructure and support services to attract reputed educational institutes to open their campuses in Sonipat.Already, the state government has allocated land to over a dozen institutes and universities to start their campus.
Sources said that several more institutions have applied for allotment of land here. Some of the institutions which have got land include Thapar University, Manav Rachna International University, International Foundation for Research and Education, Birla Institute of Management Technology and Fore School of Management.
Time will Tell
|June 19th, 2012, 08:09 AM||#125|
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One of the 13 new 'cities' along the KMP expressway is shaping up:
June 9: Haryana’s education city to be launched today
June 10: IIT campus to come up in Rajiv Gandhi education city in Haryana
|June 24th, 2012, 03:34 PM||#126|
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Good to see an AIIMS in Haryana. As time goes by it will acquire a good reputation and ease the burden on the AIIMS in Delhi hopefully. One AIIMS in every state in North India would really be a boon.
Construction of 2nd AIIMS centre begins in Haryana
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 20:30
By Punjab Newsline
CHANDIGARH: The construction of second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) began in Haryana today as the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, accompanied by Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Outreach OPD at village Badhsa in district Jhajjar. Mr Azad said that this AIIMS would perhaps be bigger than the AIIMS in Delhi.
While speaking on the occasion, Mr Azad lauded the development in the state and said that Haryana has emerged as number one state in all spheres of development including agriculture productivity, education, sports, bravery and secularism. Mr. Azad said that Haryana has always been a symbol of secularism in the country. Conceding three demands put by local Member of Parliament, Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda, he announced that the AIIMS OOPD would be completed in next four months time, a Nursing School would be set up through National Rural Health Mission and five to 10 per cent reservation would be given to youth of Badsha village in class-IV and other non technical jobs in the upcoming AIIMS.
Mr Azad said that this AIIMS would house many such facilities which could not be implemented in Delhi for lack of space. He described it as the ‘Baadshah’ of the AIIMS institute. He said that this AIIMS would have research institute, where the best health policies would be drafted. The AIIMS would house National Institute where Cancer, heart and infectious diseases would be treated. He said that new technologies to provide health treatment at reasonable prices would also be researched.
Mr. Azad said that AIIMS is a big project and would take five to six years and in the mean time OOPD would provide health services like general medicines, orthopedics, gynecologists, ENT, psychiatrics, general surgery, ophthalmology, pediatrics which would start from this very year and serve Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the Government was looking for the required amount of land in the neighbouring NCR region to set up a branch of AIIMS. This branch or the second campus of AIIMS at Badhsa will see modern, state of the art tertiary level health care being offered by several departments of AIIMS. In addition, “we are planning to have some national institutes of excellence here that will contribute to health research as well as framing of national health policies and programmes for implementation”, he added. The national institutes or centres could be in the areas of NCDs like cancer and cardio-vascular diseases and other cross cutting themes such as infectious diseases, nutrition, affordable technologies and regenerative sciences.
This Outreach OPD is a small step toward setting up state of the art health facilities which will tremendously impact the health care scenario of not only this area but also entire Haryana as well as the neigbouring states.The Outreach OPD, which is being presently constructed, has been designed to handle approximately 1,000 patients per day. It is expected to be operational in August, 2012.It shall comprise of several departments, including General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Psychiatry and General Surgery.Besides it will offer diagnostic facilities and Digital X Ray as well as telemedicine facility will also be available.
Mr Azad said,“I am sure that, over the years, the second campus of AIIMS will add to the proficiency and prestige of the parent campus by providing world class health-care services at affordable costs to the local population, people of Haryana and the entire country. It will be viewed as an institute of excellence by people all over the country and the world”.
Mr. Azad said that the construction of six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been taken up in right earnest since the last couple of years and hoped that these six Institutes would be fully functional by next year.These new AIIMS are coming up at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Patna in Bihar, Raipur in Chattisgarh and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. Their construction was stuck for one reason or the other for the last few years, he added.
Mr Azad thanked the Government of Haryana in general and Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda in particular for coming forward and offering a suitable piece of 300 acres of land, adjacent to Delhi to set up the new institute in Haryana. He also appreciated the enthusiasm shown by MP Rohtak, Mr Deepender Hooda, “which helped in moving the project forward and organizing this function”.
Mr Azad said, with the passage of time, AIIMS has become over-burdened due to several factors including the burgeoning population in the country, lack of adequate number of advanced level tertiary care hospitals, constant referrals by various state government hospitals and the faith placed in AIIMS by patients from all parts of the country and all walks of life. In the year 2010-11 alone, more than 25 lakh patients attended OPD at AIIMS. In fact, about 8,000-10,000 people are seen by more than 50 departments at AIIMS every day. Patients are now coming directly to AIIMS from all parts of the country without first accessing CHCs, District Hospitals or Medical Colleges and being referred by them. Most departments are handling workload three times in excess of their designed capacity. The net result of this is that there are now long waiting periods for patients, who sometimes have to wait for several months for various procedures and treatment.
While paying rich tributes to the visionary leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and the then Union Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur for establishing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and, as envisioned by them, Mr Azad said, the AIIMS has turned out to be an institute of excellence of which the entire country is proud.
Mr Azad said that the Health Ministry is conscious of the emerging challenges in the area of public health, particularly that of the NCDs, and, therefore, has launched new initiatives like the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases, Cancer and Stroke and the National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly.
In the last three years, nearly 600 district hospitals, 2,721 community health centres, 5,459 primary health centres and 31,000 health sub-centres have been taken up for new construction and renovation.During 2009-2011, an additional 70,830 doctors, specialists, AYUSH doctors, staff nurses, paramedics and ANMs have been added to the health system. Reforms have been brought about in the area of medical education to have more doctors.
Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that AIIMS would prove to be a milestone for the development of the state. He said that this AIIMS would be bigger than that of Delhi AIIMS and provide better health services, employment opportunities and accelerate development in the area. He appreciated the work done by the UPA Government in the field of health over the last seven years.
He also announced three new link roads connecting Badsha village to Khera, Jaalampur and Rawta. He thanked the Central Government and Mr Azad for laying the foundation stone of this prestigious super specialty institute in rural area of Haryana. He said that the setting up of AIIMS-II would add a new chapter in the healthcare system in Haryana. He said that the State Government has given priority to the health sector and is also promoting medical education. The State Government has been spending more than Rs 992 crore on health sector and over Rs 538 crore on medical education every year. Three medical colleges are being set up at a cost of more than Rs 1000 crore at Khanpur Kalan in district Sonepat, Nalhar in district Mewat and in Karnal city. The women medical college being set up at Khanpur Kalan is the first such college of its own kind in the country after its independence. Another medical college is being set under Employees State Insurance Scheme in Faridabad. At present, there are five medical colleges in Haryana and Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS, Rohtak has been given the status of a university of health sciences.
He said that Haryana is the first State in the country, where the facility of vehicle is available at every Community Health Centre. Also, advanced life support system ambulance service has been introduced which is functional round-the-clock and can be availed by dialing toll free number 102. The Central Government has appreciated the effective implementation of National Rural Health Mission and National Health Insurance Scheme in Haryana.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is committed to provide improved health services to the people and it is his dream to ensure sound health of each child in the State. The Government would continue to strive to achieve this goal.
MP Mr Deepender Hooda described the day as historic. Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh, Director, AIIMS Mr. R. C. Deka also spoke on the occasion.
Those present on the occasion included Education Minister, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal, Additional Secretary Health Mrs. Anuradha Gupta, senior faculty members, senior officers from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Government of Haryana.