Himachal Pradesh cabinet agrees to make AIIMS apex body of medical education, research

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet also announced plans to upgrade government schools in the state along with opening new ITI, degree colleges.


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Himachal Pradesh cabinet decisions (Image: Twitter/@CMOFFICEHP)Himachal Pradesh cabinet decisions (Image: Twitter/@CMOFFICEHP)

Anu Parthiban | October 7, 2022 | 11:50 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Himachal Pradesh state cabinet under the chairmanship of chief minister Jairam Takur on Thursday approved to make All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the apex body of medical education and research. The state cabinet also decided to upgrade government schools in the state along with other initiatives.

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The cabinet has decided to upgrade government high schools and government primary schools in Kullu, Mandi, Kangra districts. As per the announcement made by the chief minister, Government High Schools Kholi, Thakurdwara and Bandal in Kangra district and Government High Schools Chong and Shat in Kullu to Government Senior Secondary Schools and Government Middle schools Tandi, Pashi, Tinder and Mashna in Kullu district, GMS Dhamer in Kangra district and Government Middle School Devidarh in Mandi district to Government High schools, will be upgraded.

In addition, Government Primary Schools Okhali, Tikki and Bharechinal in Mandi district to Government Middle Schools will be upgraded along with filling up to requisite posts.

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The cabinet has also decided to give no objection certificate (NOC) to Vivekanand Medical Research Trust Palampur for 40 seats of BSc Nursing.

It further approved to open a new ITI at Deha in the Chopal Vidhan Sabha area of Shimla district and to recruit for 26 vacancies under different categories to run the institution. It has also been decided to open a new degree college at Pangna in Mandi district, the chief minister’s Tweet thread read.

On October 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the fully functional All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur.

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