From our correspondent
Itagar, Nov 27: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday dedicated the Kalikho Pul Memorial District Hospital to the people of Anjaw district here at Swamy Camp.
The foundation stone for the hospital was laid by former Aruchal Governor General J J Singh in presence of former chief minister late Kalikho Pul in 2009.
The chief minister, on the occasion, also inspected the 50-bedded hospital and met the doctors and staff members and enquired on the requirements for the hospital, an official report stated here on Monday.
The hospital officials informed him on the shortage of doctors and other staffs. Khandu assured them of having a meeting with Health Commissioner to immediately fill the vacant post of officials and staffs. In a meeting with hospital staffs, Khandu urged them to work dedicatedly.
Earlier Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein, who accompanied Khandu in his tour, iugurated the Manchal Bridge over river Lohit connecting Hayuliang with Hawai through the left bank of the river.
Later, while attending a public meeting, Khandu assured the people that all incomplete work by late Kalikho Pul will be completed. He also assured of fund for a 25 km road from Manchal bridge point to Manchal village under RIDF and to take up the demand for a suspension bridge over river Dalai.
Anjaw and Lohit district being rich in biodiversity, medicil plants and horticulture, the chief minister announced a plan to setup a factory by Patanjali group of Industries in the foothills.
He accordingly requested local legislator cum Art and Culture Minister Dr. Mohesh Chai to identify a plot of land, which will be taken on lease to setup a training centre and a factory to produce medicil products. He said a manufacturing unit for agriculture and horticulture products will be setup that will help local farmers to find markets.