Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said the 2,400-bed healthcare institution, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Faridabad on August 24 and is being set up by Mata Amritanandamayi, will be the largest state-of-the-art health facility in the region.
This hospital will prove to be a milestone in the country’s best health services in the times to come, said the Chief Minister, who met Mata Amritanandamayi to express gratitude on behalf of the people of the state.
Khattar said that as the number of patients in the hospital is expected to increase in the coming time and there will be a greater need for public transport services, hence excellent public transport services will be developed for Amrita Hospital, including Greater Faridabad. He said that setting up this hospital is a big step in the direction of humanity and the state government will always be ready for whatever help is needed by the hospital management. The Chief Minister said that the services of the city bus service have already been extended to the hospital. Apart from this, FMDA is also in the process of setting up a separate bus depot in Greater Faridabad.
Meanwhile, Mata Amritanandamayi said that it is her dream that no person should be deprived of good health services. With this idea, she planned to establish this second hospital in Faridabad in Haryana after Kochi in Kerala. She said that she herself lives in Kerala and hopes the State Government will take care of the hospital here. She also thanked the Chief Minister for his help. Later, Khattar also inspected the preparations for the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave necessary directions to the officials. Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma, MLA, Tigaon, Rajesh Nagar and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
HPPC approves purchases worth more than Rs 1000 crore
The meeting of the High Powered Purchase Committee (HPPC) and Department High Powered Purchase Committee (DHPPC) chaired by the Chief Minister approved the purchases of goods and items to be procured by various departments worth more than Rs. 1000 crore. Home Minister Anil Vij, Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma, Power Minister Ranjit Chautala, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister JP Dalal, Cooperation Minister, Dr Banwari Lal and Minister of State for Labor and Employment Anoop Dhanak also remained present on this occasion.
Later addressing the media persons, Khattar said that a total of 18 agendas of 10 Departments, Boards and Corporations namely Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, HAFED, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, Haryana Seeds Development Corporation, Police, Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad, Elementary Education Department, HVPNL, DHBVN, UHBVN and Treasury Department were tabled in the meeting. Out of which 16 agendas were approved. The Chief Minister shared that most of the agendas were of the Power department and three main agendas of the Police were also approved.