Kohima, February 27 (NEx): The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Government of India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, visited the construction site of Kohima Medical College on February 27, 2021. The Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom, Principal Director, H&FW, Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, and a host of government officials were also present at the site.
Stating that the main purpose of the site visit is to review the works being carried out, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that though there has been delay in the past, he is keen to take up the project at a good pace, post COVID-19. The foundation stone was laid 7 years ago in the year 2014.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated that the project could not be taken up on time and has been delayed because of land ownership issues, which has now been resolved at the village level. He informed that the proposed date for completion of the project is set at year end 2021, and few things to be completed by mid 2022, a DIPR report said.
The Union Minister said that on February 26, 2021, he, along with the Chief Minister, Nagaland and Minsiter, H&FW laid the foundation stone for another Medical College at Mon, to ensure that the people of Nagaland should benefit and avail the health services like proper healthcare, medical education etc.
On timely completion of the project, Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that the Minister, H&FW will personally review the project works, assisted by the Secretary, H&FW, and the Centre will be coordinating with the State Government to check the progress of the project.
He also said that in this year’s budget, there is a huge increase in the healthcare spending, in systems like availability of potable water, sanitation, nutritional issues which will ensure in providing good healthcare services. He reminded that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is emphasising to strengthen the infrastructure in the North East states including Nagaland, not just in the health sector but in all the other sectors like connectivity and to make sure that the North East states progress in all fronts like the rest of the country.
(With inputs from DIPR)