UK doctors meet Bihar CM, keen to set up hospitals in Bihar

Source: Times of India

PATNA: CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is on a five-day trip to London, met a delegation of leading medical practitioners of Indian origin in Britain who showed keen interest in making investment in health sector and in opening state-of-the-art hospitals in Bihar.

On the first day of his visit on Sunday, Prasenjit Kumar, chairman of Eaton Business School, called on the CM and evinced interest in setting up a higher education institution and a modern hospital.

The delegation of doctors headed by Dr D Nagar met Manjhi at Chutney Restaurant on Sunday. They thanked the CM for inviting them to invest in Bihar in health sector and promised they will play an active role in development of the state. The delegation members also discussed in detail the Bihar Industrial Promotion Policy 2011, which includes industrial incentive policy, and also the Single Window Clearance Act, 2006. They inquired about the facilities and incentives being extended by the state government.

The CM and other members of his entourage, including senior bureaucrats, told the delegation about the government’s proposed sectoral incentive policy in the field of health, on the lines of the one existing for the food processing and tourism sectors, an official statement here said. Manjhi assured that those interested in investing in the fields of health and educational would be provided all sorts of facilities. He told the delegation that Bihar is the best destination for investment in health and higher education sectors, and also informed them about the second phase of reforms in health sector in the state.

The delegation included Dr Nagar, Dr Sarfaraz, Dr Shahbuddin, Dr M Ashraf, Dr Rachna Ranjan, Dr Raja Sinha, Dr S Grewal and Dr Girish Gupte. The officials present during the discussion included chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, principal secretary, cabinet coordination, Brajesh Mehrotra, principal secretary, finance, Rameshwar Singh, CM’s principal secretary Deepak Kumar and secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh.

Source: Times of India

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