KOKRAJHAR, July 29: Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary on Sunday laid the foundation stone of 30 bedded Community Health Centre (CHC) at Karigaon in Kokrajhar district in presence of Minister of Soil Conservation and Social Welfare. The model hospital is to be constructed under the National Health Mission.
Mohilary while addressing the gathering said the model hospital at Karigaon, 20 km north of Kokrajhar, was long pending demand. He said the foundation of this model hospital will cater the need of local people inhabited by Bodo, Adivasi, Rabha and Rajbongshis. He said the model hospital will have all facilities to serve the people of the locality.
Mohilary said he will look after the demand of the local people for upgrade of Karigaon market, improvement of connecting road from National Highway 31 (C ) to JD Road, erosion protection of river Balajan Dwisa and absorption of local people in the newly constructed model hospital. He said the BTC has already signed an MoU with the Government of India to set up a trauma hospital at Karigaon and land requisition work was going on. He also said the foundation stone of Kokrajhar Medical College would be laid before Independence Day while the foundation of Sainik School would also be held within short period of time.
The chief of BTC said the election was coming near and there is every possibility of some political parties to mislead the people to garner support. He called upon the people to support the BPF saying that no one in the region has potential to form government without BPF and it is the only party to bring economic development in the region.
Minister of Social Welfare Pramila Rani Brahma said the foundation of new model hospital at Karigaon will provide a good service to the people of the locality. She said the local people have been demanding the hospital since long and it is going to be constructed. She also asked the NHM to take appropriate measure to depute adequate doctors and also urged the BTC authority to take necessary action for sufficient doctors and staff.
The meeting was also attended by Joint Director of Health Services of Kokrajhar Dr. A. J. Ahmed and other senor medical officers.