Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday said that the state government has given 25886 government jobs to the youth of the state in mere 10 months of its tenure.

Addressing the gathering while handing over appointment letters to 271 Specialist Doctors, 90 Lab Technicians and 17 helpers in the Health and Family Welfare department here at the Municipal Bhawan, the Chief Minister said that this venue has witnessed a number of such events in which youth have got jobs in various government departments. He said that ever since assuming the charge of office, his government has handed over job letters to 25886 youth in various departments. Bhagwant Mann said that such a whopping number of jobs in merely 10 months reflect the commitment of the state government to ensure the well being of youth and opening new avenues of employment for them.

The Chief Minister reiterated the commitment of his government to emerge the state as a hub of ‘Healthcare’ across the globe. He said that in a major push to Medical education in Punjab, the state government has decided to construct 16 new Medical colleges in the coming five years that will enhance the total tally of medical colleges in the state to 25 thereby ensuring that every district of the state touches a medical college. Bhagwant Mann said that on the one hand it will provide quality medical education to the students and on other hand it will help in imparting world class healthcare facilities to people.

Asserting that Aam Aadmi clinics have revolutionised the health care sector in the state, the Chief Minister said that more than 95% of patients visiting these clinics daily recover from their ailments. He said that ever since the starting of these clinics from August 15, 2022 they have witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh patients. Bhagwant Mann said that these clinics are acting as a cornerstone in the revamp of the healthcare system in Punjab.

The Chief Minister further said that the state government is working zealously for complete transformation of the Education, Health and Employment sector in the state. He said that the state government is committed to rejuvenate these sectors adding that major thrust is being laid on these sectors to ensure that more and more people can take benefit from it. Bhagwant Mann bemoaned that none of the previous governments had laid due focus towards these sectors due to which the state has lagged behind in them.

The Chief Minister said that the state government is making strenuous efforts for giving impetus to industrial development of Punjab. He said that during the previous regimes, industrialists had to negotiate with the families of political clout and the agreements were made with them but now industrialists are signing MoU with the state. Bhagwant Mann envisioned that with strenuous efforts of government Punjab will soon emerge as the industrial hub of the country.

The Chief Minister further said that with the strengthening of the Education and health sector new employment opportunities will also be created in the state. He said that this will help the state in checking the brain drain and reversing the trend of youth of state migrating to other countries. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is making strenuous efforts for utilizing the unbounded energy of youth in a positive direction.

Striking an emotional chord with Doctors and Healthcare workers, the Chief Minister recalled how his major surgery was performed by a Doctor when he was five years of age. He exhorted the Doctors and Healthcare to give a healing touch to the ailing patients especially from underprivileged and weaker sections of society. Bhagwant Mann said that this is the real service of humanity which needs to be carried with missionary zeal.

The Chief Minister also urged the people to carry medical kits in their bags and vehicles so that it can save the precious lives of people in case of emergency. He said that the initial hour is very important in case of any emergency so the focus is to ensure that the precious life of people is saved in that ‘Golden Hour’. Bhagwant Mann solicited the fulsome support and cooperation of people in saving the lives of people in case of road fatalities.

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