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24X7 medical support on national and state highways soon: Raghubar

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Jamshedpur, June 18: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday announced that the government is getting ready to provide 24×7 medical support on national and state highways.

He went on to add that he was aware of the urgency to provide medical support to road accident victims. From July the Government will be launching first fleet of 50 ambulances and by November 15 onwards the state will have nearly 300 ambulances equipped with life support systems plying on national and state highways providing 24×7 services for road mishap victims.

“It is an ambitious project and we are looking forward to make it successful. The toll free number 108 will also be functional from July and ambulances will reach accident scenes within 15 minutes,” informed Das.

Das earlier laid the foundation stone of a park and a chhath ghat being developed by Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee on the bank of Subernarekha river in Bhojpur colony at Baridih. He was addressing media on the premises of Surya Mandir in the afternoon.

Questioned over the poor state of several existing trauma centers at Baharagora (on NH-33 in East Singhbhum district), the CM said, “There were issues with doctors’ appointment at trauma centres. The Government is working on filling up the vacancies. During a recent review of the health department directives have been issued to fill up posts on contractual basis at the trauma centre.”

The CM further said those affected by underground mines fire in Dhanbad will be rehabilitated. “We want to start the rescue operation soon. We will be completing tenders within a fortnight for construction of 40,000 new houses for those affected in Dhanbad and shift them to new houses,” he said.

Das said the Union minister Nitin Gadkari had assured that Madhucon (constructing NH-33 road widening between Ranchi-Jamshedpur) will be completing the work by December (2017) or January (2018).

“We want to expedite the work being done. I have asked the NH authorities to ensure that all bridge construction projects completed during monsoon and after funds (Rs 400-crore) are released from Union government. The Union government will also be releasing Rs 800 crore for construction of two phases of ring roads in Ranchi by Madhucon Private Limited,” said Das.

The CM also said that government is keen on encouraging rural entrepreneurs set up solar farming and directive has been issued Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Authority (JREDA) to provide solar lightings in all government establishments.

Das iterated the state government’s resolve in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vision, to double farmers’ income by 2022 through agriculture, poultry, and dairy development projects.

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