Governor visits AIIMS at Kothipura in Bilaspur district


DW BUREAU / Shimla Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kothipura in Bilaspur district, today. President, AIIMS Pramod Garg welcomed the Governor and briefed about the project details of the Institute through a powerpoint presentation. The Governor also went to various wards and took stock of high level facilities to be provided to the patients. Medical Superintendent of the Institute Dr. Dinesh Verma apprised the Governor about the infrastructure that has been created. Secretary to the Governor Rajesh Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner Anurag Chander, Executive Director Dr. Veer Singh Negi, Dr. Sanjay Vikrant and other faculty members were also present on the occasion. Later, the Governor also went to the Shri Narsingh temple at Bilaspur and paid obeisance. Chairperson, Special Olympic Bharat Malika Nadda accompanied the Governor on the occasion. He also interacted with the members of "Chetna" Self Help Group who put up a stall in the temple premises. The Governor also convened a review meeting of NikShay Mitra under the Pradhan Mantri T.B. Mukt Bharat Abhiyan with the officials of various departments, representatives of various organizations and stakeholders at Bachat Bhavan, DC office in Bilaspur. On the occasion, the Governor stressed to involve every individual with the Pradhan Mantri TB-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. "The Prime Minister has shown a direction to all of us, so he started this campaign. Although this campaign is being implemented through the National Health Mission, but it should become a public campaign and not a government campaign", said Arlekar. He appealed that any institution could adopt all the TB patients in the State. Governor said that the Prime Minister has set a target of making the country TB-free by the year 2025. He said that effective steps have been taken in this direction in the State and Himachal has also been rewarded twice. He said that with everyone's cooperation the State could be made completely TB free by the year 2023.Poshan Kits to the patients on the occasion. (


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