City MP Kirron Kher inaugurated a civil dispensary at Sarangpur village on Saturday, which would cater to a population of around 75,000 residents of Dhanas and Sarangpur.
The Sarangpur village was adopted by Kher under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).
Apart from OPD services in allopathic and AYUSH, maternal and child healthcare, immunisation, diagnostics services like X-rays, laboratory investigations will be provided for free to the patients.
Various national health programmes will also be a part of this dispensary.
Kher said: “I am happy that the civil dispensary has been constructed in my adopted village. Now, the residents of Sarangpur will get treatment at their village only.”
Kher also inaugurated a skill development project through computer on wheels by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Chandigarh. She also released the impact poster and annual report of RGNIYD.
She praised RGNIYD for launching the skill development project for the youths in the village. Under this project, 150 youths will be trained on computer and soft skills for about six to eight months.
Kher said: “I am delighted to know that RGNIYD will also provide placement assistance to these students. Skill development of our youths is important, especially because India is one of the few countries in the world where the working age population is high.”
Stanzin Dawa, regional director, RGNIYD, Chandigarh, was also present on the occasion. Talking about the project, Dawa said: “The initiative aims to offer rural youth meaningful, industry relevant skill-based training and transform them into technically skilled relevant to current and emerging employment market needs.”
He reiterated the RGNIYD’s vision to reach out to the youths from economically-weaker section through skill development so that young people make a contribution to the country’s growth and nation building.
Kher also flagged off an animal ambulance from the UT guest house in Sector 6. The air-conditioned ambulance will be used to carry sick animals. The ambulance will also have facilities for treatment.
The sarpanches of many villages, chairman Zila Parishad Shingara Singh, Capt Karnail Singh, director, animal husbandry, were also present.