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Amid COVID-19 fight, Himanta Biswa Sarma hands over appointment letters to 1,000 nurses & 219 ICU technicians

Himanta Biswa Sarma today doled out appointment letters to 1,000 staff nurses under the NHM and 219 ICU technicians under the Department of Health

Amid COVID-19 fight, Himanta Biswa Sarma hands over appointment letters to 1,000 nurses & 219 ICU technicians

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Sep 2020 2:56 PM GMT

Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today doled out appointment letters to 1,000 staff nurses under the National Health Mission, Assam (NHM) and 219 ICU technicians under the Department of Health, Government of Assam at a programme held at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) auditorium.

"During my ongoing term as the Health Minister of the state, I have seen people choose GMCH over private hospitals," Sarma said, lavishing prase on the government-run medical facility. "Upon bearing witness to such transformations, I feel that I have been able to serve my purpose (as Health Minister) and have provided GMCH with the best facilities that I could have."

During his address, Himanta Biswa Sarma also enumerated the achievements of the ruling BJP party in the health sector over the past 4 years since it came to power in the state. Significantly, the state will head to the polling booths in April when it will be decided whether the BJP will be re-elected for a second term, or another government will be voted in.

Sarma also spoke about the upocoming medical college in the state -- predicted to be the largest such facility in the entire Northeast Indian region. "The second medical college in the city will be a merger of the present Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) and the Kalapahar TB Hospital," Sarma informed "The project will likeley be the largest medical college in Eastern India, with 800 beds in MMCH and 500 beds in the Kalapahar hospital. A 12 storeyed building shall be constructed at the premises of the present MMCH, and the facility will face the Brahmaputra."

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