On the second day of his visit to the Garo Hills region, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday inaugurated the Nengmandalgre PHC at Williamnagar, the headquarters of East East Garo Hills.

He also laid the foundation stone for the construction of two roads in the area.

While dedicating the PHC to the people of the area, chief minister Conrad Sangma said, “The construction and upgradation of healthcare facilities in the districts has been the mandate of the MDA government since its inception.”

“The PHC will cater to the people of several villages across the Simsang river in Williamnagar town and will immensely help the villagers and patients in rural areas to have access to basic medical treatment,” he added.

The Meghalaya CM said as announced last year, the government is “committed to improving public health infrastructure across the state” and the investment of Rs. 75 crore to upgrade PHCs & CHCs will tremendously “help our endeavour”.

The Meghalaya CM said, “The sanction of Rs. 500 Cr by the 15th Finance Commission and the Rs. 350 Cr by World Bank will go a long way in uplifting the health infrastructure in Meghalaya. We dedicate all our efforts to our people.”

During

foundation stone laying fucntion
Foundation stone laying ceremony for road construction.

his visit, the chief minister was accompanied by Tura Lok Sabha MP Agatha K Sangma, MLAs Marcuise Marak, Jim Sangma and MDC Denang T Sangma.

Tura MP Agatha K Sangma informed that the increase in the allocation of Union health budget by 10,000 cr this year will “enable the creation of better healthcare facilities and infrastructure in Garo Hills as well”.

She lauded the Meghalaya CM for his concerted effort to improve health infrastructure in the State and for his concern for the welfare of the people.

Addressing the gathering, Williamnagar MLA Marcuise Marak said termed chief minister Conrad Sangma as a “farsighted leader” and said the CM is “working tirelessly to ensure growth and development across the state”.

“The government is committed to addressing the concerns and problems of its people,” Marak said.

Chief minister Sangma also laid the foundation for the construction of the Nengmandalgre to Daribokre (Mandalgre) road and Cherangre to Sisobibra (Nengmandalgre to Gitokgre) road.

The chief minister said, “We are intensifying our efforts to undertake and complete several ambitious road projects in the State for the welfare of the people with the sanctions from the Government of India for the improvement of road infrastructure in the state.”

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