Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating the 59th anniversary of GMCH. Image credit: UB Photos

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to take needs to take an international approach to make Guwahati a healthcare hub of South East Asia.

He urged the authorities to take advantage of the Act East Policy in achieving this goal.

Sonowal was speaking as the chief guest during the 59th anniversary of the college held in Guwahati at GMCH auditorium.

“As patients from across the state along with those from neighbouring countries come here for better treatment, hence the medical college must set highest standards of healthcare service,” he said.

Highlighting various steps of the state government to bolster the public healthcare system of the state, Sonowal said that new medical colleges were being set up in the state which would augment the health sector.

He further informed that 19 cancer hospitals are also coming up in Assam as a joint initiative of state government and Tata Trusts.

He urged the GMC and government hospitals to fully utilise the advanced machinery installed by the government in delivering dedicated service to the public.

The CM also urged the medical fraternity to create awareness against the drug menace among the patients and their attendants and called on the doctors to uphold the true spirit of the profession.

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