Foreign forces creating unrest in Jharkhand: CM

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today alleged that foreign forces were trying to create unrest in the state to bring it back to the era of political instability.

Due to 14 years of political instability in state, Jharkhand has lagged behind in various sectors including healthcare, Das said after inaugurating a private super speciality hospital here.

"Foreign forces are active in Jharkhand for sometime and creating unrest. We must be alert and foil their plot, as we have to make Jharkhand more developed than Gujarat and Maharashtra by 2022," the chief minister said.

He said the state had been reeling under acute shortage of doctors and his government has tried to bring health services back on track.

On the pattern of campus selection at engineering colleges, health department officials were sent to private medical colleges of southern and western states to select doctors for catering the requirement of state, he said.

"My government is aiming to the state the medical hub of the country by 2022. Five medical colleges and six nursing training colleges will start from next financial year," the chief minister said.

Of the five medical colleges, the state government would run three at Hazaribagh, Palamu and Dumka while while a private body would set up the other two at Jamshedpur and Bokaro, Das said.

This would not only cater requirement of doctors in the state but also create job opportunity for the youth at, Das added.

Besides, 4500 women trained in Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery courses, would be appointed in three months in two phases, he said adding that tribal girls would be given priority in nursing training.

After 2022, patients of Jharkhand would not need to go to West Bengal or other states for treatment, he said.

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