FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, Nov 5: Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MP, Jorhat Parliamentary Constituency, said that the construction work of the much-awaited 300-bedded super specialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar would commence by the beginning of the 2017 as decks had been cleared for implementation of the ONGC-sponsored Rs 100-crore project.
Addressing a press meet at zira recently, Tasa said that the Board of Directors, ONGC, had given the green sigl for the project under CSR Head some days back in New Delhi. The meet was also attended among others by Budhin Deori, Executive Director and Asset Mager, ONGC Assam Asset, zira, Sivasagar, Sanjoy Kr Badani, GM HR, ONGC, Jogen Mohan and Kushal Deori, MLAs of Mahmora and Thowra LACs respectively and Dilip Hazarika, chairman of zira Municipality Board. It has brought to an end the bitter controversies regarding selection of site and later blockades and demonstrations by various organizations demanding speedy implementation of the project.
Tasa told media persons that the super specialty hospital connoted not just multi-storey buildings and modern instruments, but an inclusive unit of medical facilities to provide treatment and services to the needy. He added that Prime Minister rendra Modi might be invited to iugurate the project. Tasa criticized the former government in the State for sitting idle over the project for three long years before the new government came and initiated action. He added that it needed careful planning at every stage which required much time.
The foundation stone of the proposed hospital was laid by the then Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily in the presence of the then Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi in 2013.