Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, July 20:
Union Health and Family Welfare minister today said that steps would be taken to upgrade the infrastructure of Puri district headquarters hospital in Odisha before the Nabakalebara festival scheduled next year.
Steps have been taken to open a special trauma care unit in the hospital for treatment of patients injured in road accidents, he said.
Briefing newsmen here after his arrival in the pilgrim city here this morning, he said steps would be taken to set up a medical college and hospital in Puri.
Replying to a question, the Union minister said he will discuss with the concerned authorities for the development of National Highway in Odisha.
Earlier in the day, Harsh Vardhan had a darshan of the deities in the Shri Jagannath temple after which he had an informal meeting with the Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth Swami Nischalalanda Saraswati.