Shimla, April 27: In a bid to strengthen the health transport services and timely airlifting of the patients particularly of remote and tribal regions of the State, the Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to introduce free Heli-ambulance services.
Notably, the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while taking into consideration the tough topographical conditions of the state decided to introduce free Heli-ambulance services to be operated by Heli-mission Switzerland with the assistance of Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali in District Kullu.
Approval was given to set up health care transformation project viz: TATA Digital Nerves Centre Platform (DiNC) in Kullu district. DiNC is a service led platform model and facilitate to and fro communication between patients, hospitals and doctors irrespective of their geographical locations. It helps to screen basic symptoms, facilitates doctor consultations and to send alerts for follow-up and manages records of the patients.
On this occasion, the cabinet gave its nod to fill up 1235 posts of Transport Multi-Purpose Assistants (TMPA) in Himachal Road Transport Corporation. It also accorded its approval to fill up 200 posts of Clerks in H.P. Secretariat Administration Department (SAD) on contract basis through direct recruitment and 25 posts of Junior Scale Stenographer in H.P. Secretariat Administration Department (SAD) on contract basis.
Other decisions taken in cabinet meeting of Himachal Pradesh government are as follows: