UDALGURI, Feb 17 � The rural people of Assam are going to avail of another health scheme, �Sanjeevani� which will be mobile in nature and meet any kind of health-related problems of the people of all ages. The service will be like the 108 and 104 services and the first of its kind in the whole country. This was stated by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Assam, while addressing a gathering on the 200-bed Udalguri Civil Hospital premises on Monday.
Referring to the various developmental schemes taken up by the State Government, the Health Minister, who was speaking as the guest of honour, claimed that Assam would be in the frontline in the health sector by producing 1,000 doctors, 100 each year from the ten medical colleges of the State, which is revolutionary in spirit and the entire population would be fortunate enough to have the services of skilled physicians within ten years from now as the State would produce 10,000 doctors from the State-run medical colleges in ten years. �This has not happened in other States of the country and we will be the first to do it,� Sarma added. Hagrama Mohilary, chief of BTC, while addressing the congregation, explained the people-friendly schemes taken up for the population of the BTC region under the joint initiative of the State Government and the BTC authority and hoped that more such schemes would be on the cards which would be implemented for the benefit of the poorer sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Rihon Daimari, PHE Minister of Assam and MLA of Udalguri LAC, said that the people of Udalguri district have been able to realise their long-cherished dream to have a sophisticated civil hospital with modern medical facilities at their home town and appealed to all concerned to develop a sense of belonging to the hospital and its staff in their own interest. The meeting was also addressed by Emmanuel Mochahari, executive member of BTC for Health and Family Welfare. The ASHA and ASHA facilitators of Orang and a Bodo cultural group enthralled the spectators with a welcome chorus and Bodo folk dance.
Earlier, Hagrama Mohilary, chief of the BTC, inaugurated the 200-bed Udalguri Civil Hospital in the presence of Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and PHE minister Rihon Daimari among other dignitaries.
It is to be noted that the Udalguri Civil Hospital will function with 100 beds now and the rest will be added very soon with the completion of other buildings of the hospital which is equipped with all modern facilities including X-ray, ultrasound, labour rooms, 13 OPDs, blood bank, pharmacy, emergency wards, conference hall, two OTs for major operations, kitchen, isolation wards, �O� and �G� wards, neonatal ICU, paediatric ward, medicine ward, surgical ward, private cabins, eye ward and ENT ward. The Part B of the hospital under the NRHM as executing agency will feature 52 beds, surgical wards for males and females, post-operative ward, ENT ward, physiotherapy, gymnasium, medicine store, treatment room and isolation ward.