SHILLONG: Governor of Meghalaya, Dr Tathagata Roy, visited BSF Composite Hospital, Shillong. The Governor was received by L Mohanti, Inspector General Frontier HQ BSF Meghalaya and Dr A C Bhardwajan, Medical Superintendent, CH BSF Hospital and other senior Officers of BSF. The Governor was given a guard of honour on his arrival.
The visit of the Governor was in connection with the ‘Flag Off Ceremony’ of the Ambulance donated by the Raj Bhawan, Meghalaya to Composite Hospital, BSF, Shillong.
Welcoming the Governor, Inspector General Mohanti informed the gathering that the ambulance has been donated by Raj Bhawan, Shillong in view of the recommendation of Parliamentary Committee of Health and Family Welfare, which visited the BSF Composite Hospital during January this year. He thanked the Governor for the donation of the ambulance.
Presenting the ‘Report Card of the Medical Fraternity’ of the Hospital, Dr AC Bhardwajan, Medical Superintendent said that more than three thousand border population has been screened by the specialists of Composite Hospital, Shillong. During this year, eight patients suffering from cataract have been operated upon under the ‘National Blindness Control Programme’, six people have been operated at Composite Hospital Shillong by the surgical team of BSF and 353 border people have been provided with vision corrective glasses by the BSF.
Lauding the work being done by BSF Medical team under the leadership of Dr A C Bhardwajan, the Governor expressed his thankfulness for serving the needy poor persons of the State.
He further handed over the key of the ambulance to the Medical Superintendent of BSF Dr A C Bhardwajan and flagged off the ambulance on the journey of human service.
Later the Governor visited interacted with patients admitted at the Composite Hospital. He was shown the facilities available at the hospital.