HAILAKANDI, Feb 23 � Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the State Government has sanctioned Rs five crores for the construction of a model hospital in Algapur area. Addressing a public meeting in front of the Algapur Primary Health Centre, Dr Sarma said that the present State Government is very much keen to develop the health infrastructure of the State. He informed that the Government has sanctioned money for the construction of a model hospital in Algapur area considering the demands of the people of locality. He sought cooperation of people of the locality for the construction of the model hospital and hoped that the large number of people of Algapur and its vicinity will be benefited after it starts functioning. He assured that the model hospital will start functioning within the next 24 months from the date of laying of the foundation stone.
He also announced that the Government is planning to establish a 30-bed hospital in Boalipar-Bhatirkupa area and asked the people of the area to provide necessary land for the purpose immediately. He informed that the people of Bhatirkupa, Kanchanpur and Boalipar had met him and demanded the setting up of a hospital in the area. He urged the people to keep away from agitation because it is a hurdle for any development and suggested sorting out critical issues through negotiation.
Sarma further announced that an industrial training centre will come up soon in Algapur. He informed that the Government will also set up an education block in all the development blocks of the district in the greater interest of the teachers, students and people.
The meeting was also addressed by Cooperation and Border Areas Development Minister, Siddeque Ahmed, MLA of Karimganj, Kamalakshya Dey Purkayastha, former member of Zilla Parishad, Aftab Uddin Laskar, Najmul Hussain Laskar, president of the gaon panchayat, Motiur Rahman Laskar among others.
A memorandum was submitted to the minister by the members of the Algapur Youth Congress mentioning various demands. A memorandum was also submitted by the Hailakandi branch of the All Assam Minority Students� Association (AMSA) demanding the regularisation of 470 posts of Madrassas in Barak Valley, which were abolished by the authorities. The memorandum also demanded the reconstruction of the Madrassa Board and appointment of a qualified person as its chairman.