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HP's health minister meets Ghulam Nabi Azad with Trauma Centre request
Kaul Singh Thakur, Himachal Pradesh's Health and Family Welfare Minister called on Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad at New Delhi today. Thakur raised various issues of State's interest with Union Minister who agreed to consider the various demands sympathetically. Thakur raised various issues of State?s interest with Union Minister who agreed to consider the various demands sympathetically.

THE HEALTH Minister requested to sanction an ANM School at Kullu and a Centre of Excellence for Nursing at Dr. Rajender Prasad Medical College, Kangra at Tanda. He requested the Union Health Minister for setting up of a L-1 Trauma Care Centre at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla, and to release instalment of Government of India for upgradation of IGMC.

Shri Thakur urged the Central Health Minister to grant essentiality certificate to ESI Medical College, Mandi, as per relaxed provisions so that this Medical College could start at Mandi by attaching it to the existed State Government 300 bedded Hospital at Mandi. He requested the Union Health Minister to grant permission for running the Menstrual Hygiene Programme in all districts of the state. The minister also made a request to revise the sharing pattern between Government of India and the state Government to the ratio of 90-10 percent for recurring expenses on the running of 108 services, the state will have to bear 80 percent of the cost from 2013-14.

Shri Thakur requested the Union Minister to shift the dates for universal immunization programme which is currently fixed during the month of February as many areas of the State are snowbound or experience logistic problems during this month.

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