FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jan 7: Team of top officials comprising Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Secretary Planning, IPR & Printing Som Chombay, Commissioner Health, Bolung Siram, Director IPR, CM Longphong, and senior medical officers today inspected the progress of various undergoing infrastructure projects in the twin capital city.
The team inspected the 360 bedded ward segment of Aruchal State Hospital. The project is funded under forward linkage project under Union Ministry of Health for strengthening and up-gradation of Aruchal State Hospital (ASH), harlagun. The up-gradation of ASH is a pre-requisite for establishment of Medical College in the state. The CS stressed on proper sewerage and draige plan and uninterrupted power supply. He directed the officials to submit an estimate for the provision of uninterrupted power supply and assured to provide fund in RE.
Director Health Services, Dr. Moji Jini informed that the ward segment will complete by August, and OPD, Lab, OT,Blood Bank and administration block will also be accommodated for time being to facilitate the next phase of construction.
Negi also inquired about procurement of medical equipment for providing healthcare services and stressed on proper utilization of equipment purchased for the treatment and diagnostic care of the needy and poor patients.
Later, the team also inspected the four year old project of constructing the office building of Sooch Bhawan in Papu llah. When informed that progress of the Sooch Bhawan has been delayed due to non-release of fund, CS directed for immediate release of fund amounting to Rs. 98 lacs for completion of Sooch Bhawan at the earliest.
Earlier, CS also visited the State Library in Itagar to assess the feasibility for the provision of the reading room to attract readers with all required state of the art facilities including cafeteria to cater need of the visitors and suggested for solar panel for generating electricity to minimize recurring cost of power.
Later, he also visited the Directorate of Printing and noted that with available equipment and skills, the directorate besides printing of Govt printing works, can also take up all kinds of printing works.