DIBRUGARH, Aug 1 - The Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday paid a visit to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) here to get a first hand information about the progress of the ongoing projects as also to examine the requirements of the premiere medical college of the region.
The minister along with MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Rituparna Baruah and Bimal Borah, inspected the upcoming Mother & Child Care Centre and the under-construction Super Speciality Block at the medical campus. He said that the Mother & Child Care Centre should be completed by September and the Super Speciality Block by December-January.
For the recently organized Bhoomi Puja of the proposed Cancer Hospital at the medical campus, the minister said that a plot measuring about five acres has been acquired and the construction for the ground floors and five-storey complex has already begun. He told newsmen that the Health department is looking into the issues of upgrading the MRI machine and other aspects of the medical college. The changes will definitely come in the next six months or within a year, he said.
The minister, who also holds the PWD portfolio, said that the NH 37 stretch from the bypass starting point to the other end of the bypass, would be repaired from August next. An amount of Rs 32 crore has already been sanctioned for the repair works, said the minister.