TURA: Meghalaya Minister for Power, Forests & Environment, I&PR etc, James K Sangma inaugurated the 20 KL Cryogenic Oxygen Plant at Baljek in Jengjal on August 27. The inauguration was done in the presence of local MDC, Grahambell A Sangma, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh, Joint DHS, Dr. JK Marak, DM&HO, Dr. MR Sangma, Nokmas and Sordars of the area and other dignitaries.
Inaugurating the plant, Minister James said that this plant will go a long way in boosting up the Healthcare sector in Garo Hills region. He lauded the Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma for his personal involvement in bringing the plant.
With the setting up of this oxygen plant, the Health department now does not have to import oxygen from Bongaigaon in Assam, he said. The plant will cater to the needs of entire Garo Hills and parts of West Khasi Hills, he added.
Saying that Jengjal area is a strategic location, the minister informed the people of the region that more infrastructural developments will be coming up in the region. He also informed that a Sub-Divisional Hospital will soon be coming up in Jengjal area which will be the referral centre for Garo Hills and urged the people of the region to support the Government, stated a press release.
The Minister further urged the people of the region to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19. He also informed that there are incentives for the villages which have achieved 100% vaccination.
On the occasion, the welcome address was delivered by the Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh while the keynote address was delivered by Dr. JK Marak, Joint DHS. Others who spoke on the occasion included DM& HO, Dr. MR Sangma and a local leader.