From A Reporter
SHILLONG, March 5: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) Apex Committee, Tura has expressed concern over the sil pace attitude of the state government in starting construction work on the State's first medical college in Garo Hills. It may be noted that, five years after laying the foundation stone for the State's first medical college, the government last year has again identified a new site in West Garo Hills that conforms to the norms set by Medical Council of India.
"We are frustrated that the proposed construction works of Medical College has not yet been started and found neither any kind of progress carried out on the above said institution till now. The people of Garo Hills wishes to know the reason behind such slow process in carrying out the work," Dalseng Bira Ch. Momin president, ADE Apex Committee, Hq. Tura said in a statement issued here on Sunday.
Pointing out that the new site at Doldigre has all necessary requirement that the Indian Medical Council set up, also the distance between the Hospital and the College is as far as the norm of Indian Medical Council, he said "For the said Medical college the land acquisition has already started and also filize official by the concerned department to construct the College building. The same has been made an announcement by the Chief Minister himself at the program Green and clean village held at Aminda Songma."
He added, "We along with the people of Garo Hills have expressed gratitude and extend support for bringing up such kind of Medical College and other related developmental works which will bring uplift to the region."
Momin urged upon the authorities concerned to speed up the process for all round development of the region in particular and state in general.