SILCHAR: SM Dev Civil Hospital completed 100 years here on Monday. A function was held at the auditorium hall of the hospital to mark the momentous occasion where Member of Parliament, Silchar, Dr.Rajdeep Roy graced the occasion as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Keerthi Jalli presiding over the function.
Speaking on the occasion, MP, Dr.Roy said Silchar Civil Hospital has witnessed many ups and downs in its chequered journey of glorious 100 years. "The name of the hospital has been changed through the formation of a trust. The middle years have passed in extreme disarray. However, the steps taken by the government to improve this hospital since 2016 are commendable," he said.
MP Dr. Roy shed light on various aspects of health services in the Northeast. He said that at one time Silchar Civil Hospital was the only source of medical services in the valley. "Cholera, Typhoid, TB, etc., were deadly diseases in those days. Health care has changed dramatically since the discovery of antibiotics," he quipped.
He mentioned that after the establishment of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, the number of patients coming to the Civil Hospital has decreased but its importance has not diminished at the slightest. Realising this, the government has emphasised on developing the infrastructure of the hospital. "Health Minister Dr. HimantaBiswaSarma on the occasion of the centenary has announced that Silchar Civil Hospital will be upgraded to a 300-bed hospital. Dr. Sarma also said that the government is trying to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people. Physicians and health workers should also try to meet the expectations," he added.