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CM opens 100-bedded Civil Hospital, Ampati jubilates

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

TURA, Dec 23: Chief Minister (Dr) Mukul Sangma iugurated the Ampati Civil Hospital at Ampati in South West Garo Hills on Friday afternoon and dedicated this “crucial facility” to the people of the region saying, “Let this centre of healing ensure the wellbeing of every citizen of this part of the country”.

The foundation stone for construction of the hospital was laid by the Chief Minister himself on May 12, 2016 and was completed in 2017.

The iugural programme was attended by members of GHADC from the district, officials of the district administration, other district officials, medical officers and staff of the hospital, members of the hospital magement society and a large number of people from across the district.

In his address, the Chief Minister admitted that there was a huge shortage of doctors across the State although there are many aspirants for medical profession, and said that the lack of medical professiols and specialists in the State as well as the challenge of providing space for competent young men and women who want to become medical professiols would be addressed with the upcoming medical colleges and at the same time ensure access to better healthcare facilities for the people.

He also added that many such developmental projects could not be taken up due to non-availability of land and expressed his gratitude to the ‘Nokma’ and residents of Banduraja A’king in Ampati for their generosity in doting their land for construction of the hospital. Stating that regular health checkup is crucial to ensure good health of the citizens, the Chief Minister said that the State Government was going forward with the spirit of prevention of diseases rather than spending so much on treatment and cure, and informed that the Government has taken a decision that all officers would have to undergo compulsory check up to ensure their overall wellbeing and improve their delivery of services.

Others who also spoke on the occasion were the Deputy Commissioner in-charge Ampati, HDB Sangma and District Medical & Health Officer, Dr Kho A. Sangma, while the Pastor, Ampati Baptist Church, Webstar G. Sangma offered a prayer of dedication.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for construction of the Integrated Housing Complex at Bolsalgre in Ampati, and also launched the e-services in the district for issuing certificates in a digitalized system.

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