The Punjab government has approved a Rs 320 crore plan for the construction of new hospitals and upgradation of existing hospitals across the state. Chairing a meeting of the Health and Family Welfare Department here, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that work on the project should be allotted by the end of September this year. The government has proposed the construction of one new district hospital at Nawanshahr town, four new sub-divisional hospitals at Khadoor Sahib (district Tarn Taran), Bholath (Kapurthala), Moonak (Sangrur), Tapa (Barnala) and 29 community health centres (CHCs) at other places. New equipment for district hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals, CHCs and primary health centres (PHCs) at a cost of Rs 70 crore will also be provided. These include dialysis units, mammography machines, colour-dopplers, ultrasound machines, digital X-ray machines and other machines.