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Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary on Monday laid the foundation stone for construction of the 100-bedded sub divisional civil hospital at Bhetagaon in Bijni.

Bijni MLA Kamalsing Narzary; BTC MCLA Atim Hazong; BTC joint secretary Dinesh Boro; Bijni SDO civil Dithakananda Hazarika; joint director, Health Services, Chirang Dwipen Ramchiary among others were present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Mohilary said, “It is an auspicious day for the people of Bijni as the Bethagaon CHC will be upgraded to Bijni sub divisional civil hospital.”

“Now, the people of this area will have better health care services than before,” he added.

He thanked the vision and leadership of the present State Government led by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and health and family welfare minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma for constantly helping them in every aspect.

He further informed his desire to set up a para-medical college in Bijni for providing education to unemployed youths in health related courses.

This scheme will be implemented after the up-gradation of Bhetagaon CHC at a cost of Rs 15,32,43,139 crore under NHM, Assam on turn key basis.

The main hospital building will be of G-2 with the provision of rooms for out patient department, ophthalmology department, immunization room, 10-bedded ward, minor operation theatre, mothers’ breast feeding room, doctors’ rooms, nursing rooms, diagnostic/USG unit, laboratory unit, clinical pathology unit, micro biology department, emergency/casualty department, dressing room, auto cleaver, store room and canteen.

As per the scheme, four doctors’ quarters and an Assam type morgue will also be constructed along with the main building.

Rinoy Basumatary

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