BHOPAL : The state government will not give any concessions or subsidies for setting up of medical college, nursing college and private hospitals in Indore.

The Cabinet, on Tuesday, endorsed the Madhya Pradesh Health Zone Investment Promotion Scheme Rules under its health care investment policy.

Under the rules, a concession of Rs 3 crore will be given in cities having a population up to 10 lakh while in cities having a population of more than 10 lakh, a concession of Rs 5 crore would be given. The investors availing the facility of land will not be given any other concession. In Bhopal, concession of 40 per cent on land as per collector guideline and up to 75 per cent on land in other cities will be given.

The cabinet decided to set up nine new industrial areas for the development of industries and their expansion in the state. In the cabinet meeting, headed by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it was decided that 2625 hectare land will be given for the establishment of new industrial areas. Permission for expenditure of Rs 1940 crore for this purpose was given. These nine industrial areas include Industrial area (Dhar), Jetapur Palasia (Dhar), Badiakhedi (Sehore), Mohasa Babai (Hoshangabad), Padora (Shivpuri), Jhanjharvara (Neemuch), expansion of Umaria-Dungaria (Jabalpur), Babupur (Satna) and IT Park (Indore).

Ambulance services integrated

 It would be now be sufficient to call at number 108 instead of various numbers, to avail the facility of ambulance across the state. It was decided in the cabinet meeting that to coordinate various patients transport services like Sanjivini-108 ambulance facility, Janani Express service and Deendayal mobile hospital scheme. A single agency, through one central call centre in integrated manner, will provide these services. The cabinet also decided to continue short-term loan scheme for farmers given zero-interest loan through cooperative banks till January 31, 2017. It was also decided to register all contractors under centraliSed system and cancel various types of registrations. With this facility, registered contractors will be eligible to take part in any type of auction. Contractors, under this arrangement, will have to pay Rs 25,000 as registration fee. The cabinet also decided to create a post of commissioner, aviation at directorate of aviation. This post would be filled up by an officer of secretary level of administrative services.

Six diploma courses to be launched for med officers

The cabinet decided to launch diploma courses, through College of Physician and Surgeon (CPS), Mumbai, in six identified streams for government medical officers at earmarked district hospitals. These streams would be anaesthesiology, gynaecology, paediatrics, general medicine, radiology and critical care. Entry in these courses of doctors will be done through examination. The action regarding necessary amendment in Madhya Pradesh medical council would be done by medical education department.

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