GUWAHATI: The construction of the 30-bed Nagarbera Rural Hospital was completed away back in 1996. However, the hospital is not yet operational. A height of waste of public money!
With its foundation stone laid on November 25, 1993, attached to the Nagarbera Block PHC, State PWD completed the construction of the hospital in 1996 with a cost of around Rs 1 crore. The PWD constructed quarters of doctors and nurses as well.
Nabarbera in the Kamrup district is a business hub under Boko LAC with its links with Barpeta and Goalpara districts. The Brahmaputra waterway is an added advantage for Nagarbeta. Nagarbera Block PHC does not have scissoring facilities. Such patients have to go to Guwahati, Barpeta or Goalpara.
When the PWD completed the hospital work, the people of the locality heaved a sigh of relief. They did not know that the hospital building infrastructure would have to lie idle for long 25 years. Now the building infrastructure of the hospital is getting damaged.
During the outbreak of the Covid-19 in 2020, the infrastructure to fight the pandemic was not as developed as now. It was a golden chance for the Nagarbera rural hospital to get operational. However, nothing happened like that.
Hoping against hope over the years, the people of Nagarbera now see a change in the State government under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. They have faith that the Chief Minister and Health Minister Keshab Mahanta would do justice to the people of Nagarbera by making the 30-bed hospital operational without further delay.