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Govt working towards boosting health, education infra in

Press Trust of India  |  Uttarkashi 

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today said his was working towards improving health infrastructure in the hills and that doctors were being deployed in large numbers.

Boosting health and education infrastructure, and other facilities in the hills tops the state government's agenda, he said after inaugurating a SC/ST culture and games fair at Damta here.

Doctors are being deployed in large numbers in the hills. The state has also received about 2,000 applications, including those of candidates from Orissa, and Maharashtra, for the post of doctors. They will be deployed after they clear a test, the chief minister said.

Rawat said tele-radiology, which was launched yesterday, was a step towards linking health centres in remote parts of with hospitals in and Dehradun.

The chief minister said that he did not believe in making announcements and not fulfilling them.

"A order has preceded every public announcement I have made because I don't want to lose the confidence of people by making mere announcements and never fulfilling them," Rawat said.

He said a road will be built this year to link Uttarkashi's Mori block with Himachal Pradesh.

"A order has already been issued in this regard and construction on the 12-km road will begin soon," Rawat said.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 19:28 IST