Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal 300-bed Mother and Child Care Hospital in Dibrugahr, constructed at a cost of Rs 12.05 crore.
Assam, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the newly constructed Mother and Child Care Hospital and laid foundation stone for construction of a dental college at Assam Medical College Hospital.
The 300-bed Mother and Child Care Hospital has been constructed at a cost of Rs 12.05 crore.
Speaking on the occasion in a public meeting held at Dr. Berry White Auditorium of Assam Medical College Hospital, Sonowal underlined the rich contribution of the prestigious medical institution towards the development of medical education and health care facilities in other parts of the state.
He said that the people of the state desired that the dignity of the pioneering institution was fully maintained, which ensured with joint efforts of all sections of the society including the medical fraternity.
He also put special thrust on maintaining cleanliness in day to day life and observed that ‘Swachhata hi Seva’ campaign would significantly help in motivating people to keep the environment clean and healthy.
State health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Mother and Child Care Hospital was the most modern MCH institution in all six medical colleges with latest line of equipment in the state.
He hoped that this institution would significantly help people of Upper Assam with better medical facilities.
He further informed that the government of Assam approved Rs 50 crore for construction of a permanent and independent campus of the Dental College for which foundation stone was laid on Sunday.
“Already admission to 50 students were given in the dental college which also got recognition from Dental Council of India,” Sarma said adding that the dental college would be named Dibrugarh Dental College.
He also informed that apart from the six medical colleges, construction work of medical colleges at Nagaon, Dhubri, Lakhimpur and Diphu was smoothly progressing.
Besides work for three new medical colleges at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinisukia would start soon for which the government already approved budget of Rs 1000 crore.
He said that construction work of AIIMS would start from November this year and medical college at Karimganj from next year.
The health minister also informed about investing more funds for strengthening the infrastructure of hostels, quarters of faculty members and blood bank at Assam Medical College.