The Bihar government has announced its aim to set up at least one medical college and hospital in every district to help people avoid going outside the state for better treatment. Efforts are also underway to ensure that each district gets at least one engineering college, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.
“We are planning to have at least one medical college and hospital in every district to make sure that medical education and facilities remain within the reach of everyone,” CM Kumar said while interacting with media persons during his ‘Samadhan Yatra’ in Saran district on Monday.
Kumar said that his government doesn’t want the youth of Bihar to go outside to study engineering and medicine. “Especially for girls, we have made provision for reservation of seats in engineering and medical colleges in the state,” the CM said.
The basic objective of the state government is to motivate girls for pursuing higher and technical studies, he said, adding that instructions have already been issued to officials concerned to complete the construction work of medical and engineering colleges on time.
Kumar, accompanied by Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and his other cabinet colleagues, also interacted with ‘Jeevika Didis’ — women associated with self-help groups under the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project. The CM asked them to always stay alert and be aware of people trying to flout prohibition and child marriage laws in their respective areas.
Furthermore, highlighting the importance of prohibition and the ongoing campaign against social evils such as dowry and child marriage, the CM said people must come forward to address these problems.
With inputs from PTI