FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, June 7: The Aruchal Pradesh government has released an amount of Rs 35 lakhs to Meghalaya government against one time premium of land revenue cost for allotment of land for establishment of a new state guest house near North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regiol Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) at Shillong.
The decision was taken after considering the importance for construction of an Aruchal Guest House at Shillong in order to cater to the needs of patients and students from the state, an official release informed here on Tuesday. The amount has been allotted to the state Health & Family Welfare department from over all provision of Budget Estimate 2016-17.
The department has been strictly instructed to utilize the above fund only for the purpose allotted and not to divert the fund for any other purposes and to incur the expenditure by observing all codal formalities.
Chief Minister Kalikho Pul felt that the patients from the state prefer NEIGHRIMS at Shillong for their medical treatment due to presence of state of art medical facilities at the institute and comparatively cheaper cost of treatment. As a result, there is rising visitors of patients at Shillong besides the students from the state for study as the place has been an educatiol hub for the Northeast Region since past.
The guest house once come up would provide a decent accommodation for the patients and students from the state studying at Shillong.
During his visit to Shillong on May 27 last, Pul along with the Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo had inspected the government land for the establishment of the Aruchal Guest House, the release added.