The medical colleges would be opened as per specifications of MCI (Medical Council of India) and all of them would have nursing colleges, Kumar said while reviewing the functioning of the state health department, according to an official statement.
    
The Bihar government, which has prioritised health sector in its agenda, gave necessary directions to further streamline functioning of government hospitals across the state. The review meeting was attended by minister Tej Pratap Yadav, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and Principal Secretary RK Mahajan, among others.
    
The Chief Minister directed that free medicines should be provided to the needy without any interruption in government hospitals. He ordered to transform four bed intensive units in government hospitals into 10-bedded Intensive Care Units, the statement quoting principal secretary, health, RK Mahajan said.
    
Kumar further instructed that additional primary health centres in all districts should have facility of radiology and pathology. In a bid to enforce punctuality among doctors, he asked to constitute a state-level team to monitor attendance of doctors and para-medical staffs. Those found absent from duty should be dealt with severely, he said.

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