GUWAHATI, July 3 - To help patients and their attendants, especially those who come to the Guwahati Medical College & Hospital from far-off places, the Power Grid Corporation of the India Limited (PGCIL) is initiating a project to construct a lodge on the hospital premises.
It will be a Rs 15-crore project to be executed as part of Powergrid�s CSR initiative.
AK Borthakur, Deputy General Manager (HR), Powergrid�s North Eastern Region Transmission System, said the lodge will have around 150 rooms.
�The land will be provided by the GMCH. We have had discussions with the GMCH and PWD authorities. The PWD had given us a design, but we did not like it. We are discussing the project with the Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited. They are likely to give us the design,� he said.
Once the design is ready, the project is likely to be completed within three years. �We intend to provide the patients and their attendants an affordable place of stay. A nominal rate will be charged,� Borthakur said.
The lodge is likely to have both dormitory and separate room provisions.
Besides, the Powergrid is also setting up a skill development centre for oncology at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute and another at skill development centre at the Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari.