BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: In its bid to provide accessible, affordable and accountable healthcare delivery system, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, Union Health Minister JP dda and State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the construction work of Dhubri Medical College and Hospital at Dhubri on Friday.
To be built with a budgetary outlay of Rs 189 crore on sprawling 108 bighas of land, it will be completed within 3 years. The proposed medical college will be attached with the existing 200-bedded District and Referral Hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal termed the day a red letter day for Dhubri residents. He said the government is committed to bring about overall development in the State.
Union Health Minister JP dda, speaking on the occasion, said the Centre has accorded top priority to development of healthcare in Assam and accordingly Rs 756 crore has been sanctioned for four new medical colleges in the State.
He also said 500 types of medicines, 85 types of tests will be made free of cost at 16 district hospitals in the State and subsequently these facilities will be made available in community health centres and primary health centres.