Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Punjab Government encourages health facilities in the state

No society can develop unless its people are healthy and fit. The government of Punjab wants every single resident of the state to stay healthy and fit. For this purpose many initiatives at different levels are taken by the state. One such step is the decision to work on the first common effluent treatment plant (CETP). This plant will facilitate scientific disposal of hazardous waste of Dera Bassi Focal Point industries. It was started at the Saidpura village.

The foundation stone of the common effluent treatment plant at Saidpura village was laid Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman Manpreet Singh. This plant is one of its kinds. It will cater to the nearby villages of the area.This plant has many advantages and this will immensely benefit the local people. With this plant the problem of effluent discharge from the industries of this area would be solved. Not only this, but the treated water would also be given for the irrigation purpose.Mohali Green Environment Private Limited took up the work of this project and completed the project successfully.

The polluted industrial waste of around 87 industries that are located at the Focal Point, DeraBassi, would be treated at two common effluent treatment plants (CETPs). One of these would come up at the Focal Point and the other will be at at Saidpura village. This project will also be very helpful in improving the quality of polluted water.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took another step towards this direction of facilitating health facilities. He gave in-principle approval to set up a state-of-the-art advanced research and treatment center for patients suffering from autism in Mohali. This important decision was taken in the presence of a host of medical experts, doctors and organizers of the NGOs dealing with such patients.

The Chief Minister has asked GMADA to look for an appropriate piece of land for this purpose. This center will provide research and health care facilities for the autistic patients. It will also serve the purpose of an educational institute by offering a diploma course for educators to impart special education to children suffering from autism.

Dr Ajit Awasthi, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh has been given the responsibility to prepare a detailed blueprint for setting up of the advanced center. He is also asked to suggest ways and means to establish special wings of autism in all government medical colleges at Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot.

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