Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma Lays Foundation for Shillong Medical College

Story highlights

  • CM Dr. Mukul Sangma laid the foundation stone in Shillong on Wednesday for the first-ever medical college in Meghalaya
  • The medical institute-cum-hospital will have the facility of 500 beds and will be developed by the KPC Group of Kolkata under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma laid the foundation stone in Shillong on Wednesday for the first-ever medical college in Meghalaya.

The medical institute-cum-hospital will have the facility of 500 beds and will be developed by the KPC Group of Kolkata under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The institute-cum-medical college will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 350-Rs 400 crore.

CM Mukul Sangma while addressing the gathering said, “Establishing infrastructure and taking up projects in PPP mode is a very challenging task for a government as the concept of PPP model is still new for many”. CM Mukul Sangma further added that in the past, the government had successfully taken up many developmental programmes in the state under the PPP mode.

The official  Twitter account of CM Mukul Sangma tweeted about the foundation event. The CM in his tweet informed that the hospital will be fully equipped with the modern facilities and would enhance the medical services for the common people of Meghalaya.

The CM later tweeted about his interaction with the patients of the hospital. He also analyzed the stock and inventory of the medicines and the facilities that prevail in the hospital.

                                              Also Read: Meghalaya: 5 Independent Contest Want Congress Ticket, Says CM Mukul Sangma

CM MUKUL SANGMA SAID, THE MEDICAL FACILITIES WOULD BE ENHANCED

CM Mukul Sangma in his speech said that the setting up of medical colleges in Shillong and Tura, and in the district headquarters of West Garo Hills, would help people meet the shortage of medical professionals. On the other hand, it would provide better health facilities to the people of Meghalaya.

The Chief Minister who himself holds a medical degree and had been the medical practitioner in the past said, “A medical college is not only an institution for aspiring students who wish to become medical professionals but also a centre with the entire wherewithal to assist the government and the policy makers in respect of all the challenges associated with healthcare sector. Medical colleges are also the tertiary referral centers.”

He later added, “With such medical colleges in our own state, our beloved people will no more be forced to travel to Delhi, Vellore or Chennai for tertiary healthcare.”

CM Sangma advised the medical professionals to acquire a new strategy for treatment, and the doctors and nurses are needed to equip themselves with the modern knowledge and skills for the better treatment and nursing of patients.

(Featured Image Source: Twitter)

                                          Also Read: Power Minister Resignation: CM Mukul Sangma Says, No Threat to the Government

Comments:

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.

1 comment

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest