Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday approved setting up of a committee to finalise new health skill development training courses.

A decision to this effect was taken by Badal at a meeting with the renowned doctors from various health institutes and senior officers of the Health and Medical Education & Research Departments, an official spokesman said here.

The Chief Minister directed the Health Department to prepare a comprehensive plan under the guidance of the committee for initiating new skill development courses in health sector to provide a gainful employment to unemployed youths, besides facilitating easy availability of skilled force for the health care sectors, public as well as private.