Foundation stone of Super Speciality Ward laid at AMC
Four District Hospitals of the State would be upgraded into Medical Colleges, says Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash dda
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Dibrugarh, Feb 12: Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Yoja, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash dda, today laid the foundation stone of rupees 150 crore worth Super Speciality Ward, at Assam Medical College & Hospital, here, at about 12.30 pm. The proposed Block would consist of Super Specialties like Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Cardio Cathelab, Paediatrics Surgery and Urology. The Block would consist of five operation theaters, 192 beds and 62 Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds.
The foundation laying ceremony of the Super Speciality Ward at AMCH was held , in the presence of Union Minister of State (I/C), for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbanda Sonowal , Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs , Dr zrul Islam , Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli, Dibrugarh MLA Prashanta Phukan, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and Deputy Commissioner MS Manivann.
Addressing a press conference, Jagat Prakash dda, stated that the Super Specialty Block, would be completed in two years for which the target period for construction and completion is 18 months. Moreover, four District Hospitals of the State would be upgraded into Medical Colleges for which the Central Government has taken up a 189 crore project for each of the proposed Medical Colleges to be set up at North Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Nowgaon, and Diphu, stated dda. Adding further, the Union Minister said that the Central Government has already sanctioned rupees 22 crore for four hospitals and in the next phase the remaining amount would be sanctioned. The Diphu Hospital project would come up later, as the required land for the project is 5 acres and the government has just 3 acres, with the remaining acres still being looked for, added dda.
dda, further stated that out of 793 registered Tea Garden Hospitals, 226 Tea Garden Hospitals in the State lack the basic amenities and require proper upgradation. The Union Minister talked of upgrading the hospitals with modern technology and of providing free medicine services to the tea garden people. Providing of better communication and transportation services through bus to the tea garden people would also be provided by the Central Government, in the coming days, added dda. He said the tea garden hospitals would be upgraded with modern technologies and equipments and those with poor infrastructure would be developed. The Central Government has asked the State Government to submit a project for which funds would be allocated by them.