The ayurvedic department is setting up 100 diabetes, cancer and cardiology check-up centers in the country and out of this, four will come up at Bathinda, Mansa, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur districts in Punjab, he said.
       
Some 100 hospitals for old-aged-persons are also being set up and of this, three will come up at Bathinda, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur, Azad said.
       
A cancer hospital will be set up at Hoshiarpur costing Rs 45 crore, he said after inaugurating a health fair, jointly organized by Union and Punjab Health departments at Gardhiwal town here.
      
A nursing school has been set up in Gurdaspur district under the Primary Health Programme, the Minister said.
      
Eighty percent of tests conducted for diabetes on 1.60 lakh people in Hoshiarpur district were found to be positive, Azad said.

(Agencies)

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