Shillong, March 10: Turning the Shillong civil hospital into an ultimate medical referral centre of the state was unequivocally mooted by the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma even as he asked the state Minister of Health and Family Welfare Roshan Warjri and the officials to work out on the requirements to achieve the objectives.
The Chief Minister also spoke about technical and resources up gradation of the existing hospitals in the districts and creating of more health centers to cater to the rural population.
Speaking at the iugural function of the North eastern Council funded Dialysis unit at Shillong Civil Hospital on Friday, Sangma dwelt on the difficulties of the patients particularly from the rural areas. “They are referred to Shillong civil Hospital but the absence of equipments and resources forced them to go to the tertiary hospitals”, Sangma stated. He said that there is an urgent need to upscale and update the hospital in every sphere so that it can become the ultimate referral center of the state.
“Look at the things that are evolving each day in medical sciences. Let us not bank on outdated equipments .We have to keep pace with the world of medical advancement”, stated Mukul sangma as he turned to the state Minister of Helath and family welfare, besides urging that the required fincial needs will be borne by the government to fructify the intentions. The Chief Minister wanted to make Shillong Civil Hospital as an institution that will have the rarest of case in terms of re-referring to other hospitals in the country.