Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal laid foundation stone of District Ayurvedic Office building –cum-Ayurvedic Health Centre at Tutikandi, Shimla that will be cost Rs. 1.17 crore and also dedicated Over Bridge having span of 25 meters near Old Bus Stand, Shimla constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 lakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that State Government was committed to provide specialized health services to the people of the State nearer to their homes. He said that 800 MBBS doctors and 422 Ayurvedic Doctors had been appointed by the State Government during last four and a half years and process for filling up of Ayurvedic Doctors had been started besides filling up thousands of posts of para medical staff. He said that 328 daily wagers working in the Ayurveda Department had been regularised. He said that Government was providing the facility of free institutional delivery to expectant mothers in all the government hospitals of the State. He said that Rs. 172.50 crore was being spent on Ayurveda in the State during current financial year

Chief Minister said that a number of parking slots had been constructed in Shimla town to facilitate the tourists and local people and more attractions would be added in Shimla to attract more tourists. Suresh Bhardwaj, local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister and detailed out various developmental activities in Shimla area. He said that Tutikandi area of Shimla town is being developed and ISBT was a step in this direction. He said that IPH building is being constructed in Tutikandi.

Ganesh Dutt, Vice Chairman, HIMUDA, Roopa Sharma, senior BJP leader, Dr. Prem Singh Draik, Director, Ayurveda and other senior officers were present on the occasion among others.