Uttarakhand rides high on healthcare boom

Posted on: October 21st, 2009

21 Oct 2009, Dehradun

After the Uttarakhand government set up a medical college at Srinagar town in Garhwal region, a couple of proposals for new medical colleges and hospitals in the hill state have kept the healthcare market buzzing.

Faced with shortage of doctors, the government has decided to build two more medical colleges with a total investment of Rs 400 crores.

Besides two government medical colleges, Max Hospital is also looking for land at Purkul area at the foothills of Mussoorie in Dehra Dun district. Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said Dehra Dun would soon get its first government medical college, for which a proposal had already been submitted to the Medical Council of India (MCI). For this purpose, the government is looking for 10-acre land in Dehra Dun. Already, some of the sites have been identified in this regard.

Another government medical college would be built at the hill resort of Almora in Kumaon region. Nishank also said the government was contemplating a move to take over the Forest Trust Hospital at Haldwani. With this, the total strength of government medical colleges in the state would go up to four. The government last year set up its first medical college at Srinagar in Garhwal region, which has already started operation.Already, two private medical colleges – Shri Mahant Indresh Medical College and Jollygrant Medical College — are functioning in Dehra Dun district.

Union Minister of State for Labour Harish Rawat said that a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rishikesh would start function in 2011. The proposal for the AIIMS had been gathering dust during the past few years. But Rawat said the Centre was now ready to take up the work for civil infrastructure for building AIIMS at Rishikesh.

Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has also submitted proposals for building medical colleges and hospitals at the industrial estates of Haridwar, Pantnagar and Selaquie. The State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) has identified land for building ESI hospitals in the state.

News Source: Business Standard

5 Responses to “Uttarakhand rides high on healthcare boom”

  1. viranderkumar Says:

    respected sir i was very eaggr t see a chepest college to taking admission in uttrakhand so please issue me a responc for this immedieatly

  2. Dayadhar Sharma Says:

    It is evident like the previous governments this government is also intent on developing the developed areas.Whatever comes up, appears to have been planned for the urban developed areas. Shrinagar ,Almora,Dehradun,Haldwani are developed and self content, donot require any support for further development and we learn that new projects are coming up in these areas only.Where actually development is necessary, are the interior rural areas, where unless government decides development can not take place.

    If the Brain drain is to be mitigated, the youth of the hills are to be provided employment near their homes ,interior undeveloped areas should get preference in terms of establishing new medical/engineering colleges,instituitons or any other government institution.

    When this policy will appear as being practiced then only the development in real terms will reach to the common man,I think that is the ultimate aim of the government.

  3. pooja joshi Says:

    I agree with Mr.Dayadhar sharma’s comment.Development is happening more in Urban developed areas like Srinagar,Almora,Dehradun,Haldwani etc in comparison to other rural place.These place are becoming overpopulated and as well as polluted too.

  4. Manish Says:

    Dear All,

    I have gone through all the thoughts which posted by my friends,
    I have to ask all of them why we r blame there although we r capable to initate the development if we really willing to deveop uttaranchal then we have to come together why we wait for other to do.have u heard “A single stick can broke easily but a bench of stick we cant.
    I mean to say lets come together to initate the development in Uttaranchan.
    I have done my MBA and willing to do something which is different,and i need support from u people to come forward.
    Please contact me on – +91 8010591606 or tiwarimanish75@gmail.com

  5. Dayadhar T.Sharma Says:

    Dear Manish I dont know what doyou mean by coming together and how come it has any link with your doing MBA .I perhaps must be of age of your father and has done MA(English) MBA(Materials Management )and LLB but donot find any link with this topic .It is the government who decides projects in rural areas and they have this constitutinal duty to do so hence they have to plan every project judicially so that social justice can be done with all sections of society.
    Any private body will establish any project in the interior areas without any prospect of profit is out of uestion ,hence it is government only has to plan the project judiciously .Yes public opinion can be important ,therefore to galvanize the same we have to have our opinion on similar lines .

    Dayadhar T.Sharma

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