State Cabinet Minister for Health and Family Welfare and PWD Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday conducted a spot visit and took stock of the progress of the construction work of Dhubri Medical College and Hospital in Dhubri Civil Hospital premises.
Sarma, who arrived here in a helicopter for an hour, returned back through the same route after visiting the construction site.
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister Sarma expressed his satisfaction over the construction work of the Dhubri Medical College and Hospital and directed the authorities concerned to complete the work within the schedule time-frame.
“At now, 22 per cent of the construction work has been completed and the rest will be completed within the next three-and-half-years,” stated Sarma.
Earlier, the land acquisition for the proposed medical college and hospital was a big challenge before the administration but now the issue has been settled and the funds for the medical college and hospital has also been released.
It may be mentioned that Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prasad Nadda did the ‘bhumi pujan’ for the medical college and hospital at the Dhubri Civil Hospital campus on February 17, 2017 in presence of State Chief Minister Sarbannada Sonowal and Health Minister Sarma.
As per the target period for the construction of the 500-bed Dhubri Medical College and Hospital, it should be completed within three years. The medical college will offer 100 seats for MBBS students. Altogether Rs 189 crore has been sanctioned for the project of which the Center’s share is Rs 162 crore, official sources said.
While asked about the Assam visit of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 Assam, Sarma tried to keep a distance from passing any comment in this regard.