SILCHAR, Aug 18 - Atal Amrit Yojna, the flagship health scheme of the State Government began its journey in Silchar on Thursday. In a briefly-held function at the SM Dev Civil Hospital, the Deputy Speaker and local MLA Dilip Kumar Paul gave away the ceremonial Atal Amrit Yojna card to Lakhi Paul to begin the proceedings. �This is a landmark development of the Government which should have been accrued to the people of Assam in the past 70 years. The Chief Minister and the Health Minister have given due importance to develop the health infrastructure of the State. Already 50,00,00 cards have been given away and 5 lakh beneficiaries have been enrolled in Cachar district so far.
The Deputy Speaker said that soon an Urban Health Centre will be opened at Trunk Road.
On the other hand, speaking on the issues at the SM Dev Civil Hospital, the Silchar legislator said that the number of beds in the hospital has increased to 400 which is a clear indicator that people have not lost their faith in government health services. The MLA has urged the local commissioners to maintain and monitor the enrolment and issuing of cards to the beneficiaries in each municipal ward of the city.
Joint Director of Health Services, Cachar Dr Sudipjyoti Das, ADC Rajib Roy, Assistant Commissioner Basabi Thakuria, Superintendent of Civil Hospital Dr Ashutosh Burman and other officials of the Health Department took part in the inaugural ceremony.