Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated Atal Super Specialty Medical Institute

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Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on 28 September inaugurated Atal Super Specialty Medical Institute at Chamiyana near Shimla constructed at a cost of Rs 262 crore under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana-III. 

Important facts

  • He also laid the foundation stone of Critical Care Block to be constructed at a cost of Rs 25 crore and Advance Diagnostic Center to be constructed at a cost of Rs 42 crore to further strengthen the health facilities in the state.

  • This hospital will provide world class specialized health care facilities to the people of the state.

  • The CM said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate AIIMS in Bilaspur to the general public on October 5.

  • He said that the satellite centre of PGI is also being set up at Una at a cost of Rs 450 crore.

  • He said that now Himachal Pradesh has a total of six medical colleges in the government sector and one medical college in the private sector.

About Himachal Pradesh 

  • It was made the eighteenth state of India on 25 January 1971 under the Himachal Pradesh State Act, 1971.

  • Himachal Pradesh is also called the Land of Gods.

  • Himachal Pradesh is part of the Shivalik range of the Himalaya Mountains.

  • Major rivers and dams- Sutlej (Bhakra Dam, Gobind Sagar Reservoir, Koldam Dam), Vyas (Pandoh Dam, Maharana Pratap Sagar Reservoir), Ravi (Chamera Dam), Parvati

  • Major Lakes- Renuka, Revalsar, Khajjiar, Dal, Beas Kund, Dasaur, Brighu, Parashar, Mani Mahesh, Chander Tal, Suraj Tal, Kareri, Sarolsar, Govind Sagar, Nako Lake

  • National Parks- Great Himalayan National Park, Pin Valley National Park, Khirganga, Inderkilla and Simbalbara National Parks

  • Capital- Shimla

  • Governor- Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

  • Chief Minister- Jai Ram Thakur

  • Legislative Assembly seats- 68

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 3

  • Lok Sabha seats - 4

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