TEZPUR, Aug 16 � Stressing on better healthcare facility in the State, Health and Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the Tezpur Medical College which is under construction will start functioning from January next. The minister was addressing a mammoth gathering here at the Church Field after unfurling the national flag marking the 66th Independence Day. �There will be 13 new additional civil hospitals in 13 districts including Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Jorhat, Tezpur, Morigaon, Dhemaji, Kokrajhar and Karimganj� he said adding that Rs 23 crore has been estimated for each of the proposed hospitals and it will be completed within three years.
Highlighting the achievements in the health sector, the Cabinet minister further stated that 55, thirty-bedded hospitals, 55 numbers of new health centers, 626 new health sub-centers, two numbers of three years course medical college are coming up in the State.
In his speech, the minister further said that the Barpeta Medical College will be facilitated with MRI system. A total of one hundred homeo doctors, fifty ayurvedic doctors and one hundred allopathic doctors will be appointed by the next three months so that the medical sector can cover every nook and corner of the State. He said that doctor�s salary in NRHM will be increased to Rs forty thousand for the general doctors and Rs fifty thousand for the specialist doctors.
Moreover, in his speech he said that 130 new child care units, tele-radiology facility in 11 hospitals, 5 new ICUs in five civil hospitals in the State, �102� ambulance for carrying long distance patience etc. have been targeted as special action plan in the health front in the days to come. �I am happy to say you that as an additional hospital for the people in and around the Tezpur town the abandoned Parua Chariali Civil Hospital will be renovated with the cost of Rs 23 crore having Gynecology and child care facilities� he added.
On the other hand focusing the plan to enhance the education sector the minister stated that six thousand new teachers in the high schools, twelve thousand LP and ME School teachers, eighteen thousand new teachers in SSA, 250 compensatory ground teachers and three hundred subject teachers will be appointed very shortly. Scholarship for fifty thousand LP and ME school�s students will be provided. He further added that for the health care of the students in the government school, regular health check up will be done by the doctors.
In the programme, distinguished personalities like Iswar Prasad Chowdhury, Jiban Bora, Chachidananda Pal, Ramesh Chandra Bora, Dr Dipti Rekha Baruah and Kabul Sharma of the district were felicitated for their contribution toward the society.
Local MLA Rajen Borthakur, ex-minister Nurjamal Sarkar, Sonitpur DC Tapan Chandra Sarma and SP Apurba Jiban Bora were also present in the function.