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MP Cabinet Unifies Health and Medical Education Departments, Makes Significant Other Decisions

MP Cabinet

Public Health and Family Welfare Department and Medical Education Department will be merged in Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Mohan Yadav’s cabinet has given green signal to this proposal on Tuesday. Besides, on the basis of the new education policy, the cabinet has also decided to open Prime Minister Excellence College in every district. Nursing and paramedical courses will now be included in Ayurveda University.

Urban Development and Housing Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya informed about the decisions of the cabinet. He said that both medical education and public health and family welfare departments have been integrated. This will increase the working capacity of the department. In this, the situation of coordination which was not there till now between the district hospital and medical college, will now be possible. Mohan government had already indicated this and that is why Deputy Chief Minister Rajendra Kumar Shukla has been made the minister of both the departments.

These Decisions were also taken in the Cabinet Meeting

  • The Cabinet has approved extension of the time period of the Goods and Services Tax Ordinance. It will be brought in the assembly in the budget session. The bill could not be introduced due to delay in elections and cabinet formation.
  • Now courses for nursing and paramedical staff will also be included in Ayurveda University. This will increase the number of paramedical staff. Their need has increased after Corona.
  • Lift irrigation project has been approved at Malhargarh in Mungaoli tehsil of Ashoknagar. With this, 7500 hectares in 26 villages can be irrigated. The cost of the project is Rs 87 crore.
  • Tap water scheme for drinking water has been approved for Majhudia group in Mahi Water Supply Group Scheme in Ratlam district. This will provide pure water to tribal families. It will cost Rs 204 crore.
  • Amendment to the Water Pollution Act has been approved. Even for small cases of water pollution one has to go to court. It has been agreed to resolve this issue with the authorities. The cabinet will send the proposal to the Government of India. After this the final decision will be taken
  • Establishment of Prime Minister’s College of Excellence has been approved. By removing the shortcomings of the already existing college in every district, the needs under the new education policy will be met. The state government will bear its expenses.
  • Subsidized non-government teachers of Tribal Affairs Department will be given the benefit of sixth pay scale.