FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, June 15: Fencing work on the boundary of the plot acquired for ONGC’s multi-specialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar has been completed and construction work of the hospital building will start from January, 2016.
In a press communiqué, issued from the Corporate Communication wing of ONGC’s Assam Asset, it was stated that ONGC had issued the statement in response to demands raised by different local groups on construction of multi-specialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar under CSR.
It further stated that fencing work on the boundary of the plot acquired for the hospital had already been completed. Expression of Interest (EoI) for carrying out the work of the hospital had already been invited and four corporate hospitals of India had responded.
“Higher level committees of the three hospitals have visited the area to study feasibility for carrying out the hospital and they will submit their reports within a month. After selecting the hospital, MoU will be signed with the selected hospital within six months, i.e in the month of December, 2015. The construction works of the hospital will be started from the month of January, 2016 and it is expected that the project will be completed within 24 months,” the communiqué stated.
ONGC had announced to set up the hospital in Sivasagar in 2010. Filly, the foundation stone of the much-awaited 300-bed multi-specialty hospital on a 50-acre plot of land at Rajabari, was laid on November 17, 2013 by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the then Union Minister of Petroleum & tural Gas, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily. Since then there was resentment from various organizations for delay in construction of the proposed hospital.