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Foundation of blood bank laid at Majuli

By A Correspondent

MAJULI, March 5 - A long-cherished dream of the people of river island Majuli to have a blood bank in the district will soon be realised with Deputy Commissioner Pallab Gopal Jha laying the foundation stone of the blood bank here on Saturday.

The proposed blood bank is to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 54 lakh at the Sri Sri Pitambardev Goswami Garamur Civil Hospital.

It will be the first-ever blood bank in the newly-formed Majuli district, which is expected to be completed over the next 10 months.

Speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony, Jha called the construction of this blood bank an important step towards the enhancement of health service delivery in the new district. Jha said, �we hope it will be a blood bank with all the necessary equipment. This is an important stride towards provision of quality healthcare services to the people of Majuli.�

The Deputy Commissioner thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for their personal intervention to speed up this much-needed blood bank project in river island Majuli.

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