Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Lakhimpur on Sunday. Image: Northeast Now
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Lakhimpur on Sunday. Image: Northeast Now

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is on a two-day visit to Lakhimpur and Dhemaji, said the BJP-led government is committed to fasten development in State.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Maternity and Child Health Hospital and Prime Minister’s National Dialysis Scheme service in North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital premises.

“The newly constructed maternity hospital under National Health Mission has 169 beds with extra pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) facilities for natal and postnatal care,” he said.

“The dialysis facility at the hospital will offer free services to the people of Lakhimpur district and the process will be supervised by the medical staff of Apollo Hospitals,” Sarma reiterated.

He further said that already 32 patients have registered their names for dialysis.

The health minister also announced the setting up of a cancer hospital in North Lakhimpur with all facilities of chemotherapy and ray.

“The cancer hospital is aimed to be completed in eighteen months,” Sarma declared.

“The construction of Lakhimpur Medical College will be completed by August 15, 2020,” Sarma added.

Earlier, the health minister visited the Dhakuwakhona Sub-Divisional Hospital and announced the setting up of a blood bank there in two months’ time.

He also laid the foundation of Rs 54 crores Dhakuwakhona Town Water Supply System at Dhakuwakhona.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com