Dr Mukul admitted that there was huge shortage of doctors across the state

Ampati, December 22: The Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the Ampati Civil Hospital at Ampati in South West Garo Hills on Friday afternoon and dedicated this “crucial facility” to the people of the region saying, “let this centre of healing ensure the wellbeing of every citizen of this part of the country”.

The foundation stone for construction of the hospital was laid by the Chief Minister himself on May 2016 and was completed on December 2017.The inaugural programme was attended by members of GHADC from the district, officials of the district administration, other district officials, medical officers and staff of the hospital, members of the hospital management society and a large number of people from across the district.

In his address the Chief Minister admitted that there was huge shortage of doctors across the state although there are many aspirants for medical profession and said that the lack of medical professionals and specialists in the state as well as the challenge of providing space for competent young men and women who want to become medical professionals would be addressed with the upcoming medical colleges and at the same time ensure access to better health care facilities for the people.

He also added that many such developmental projects due to non-availability of land and expressed his gratitude to the Nokma and residents of Banduraja A’king in Ampati for their generosity in donating their land for construction of the hospital.

Stating that regular health check up is crucial to ensure good health of the citizens, the Chief Minister said that the State government was going forward with the spirit of prevention of diseases rather than spending so much on treatment and cure and informed that the government has taken a decision that all officers would have to undergo compulsory check up to ensure their overall wellbeing and improve their delivery of services.

Others who also spoke on the occasion were Deputy Commissioner in-charge  Ampati, H.D.B. Sangma and District Medical & Health Officer, Dr. Khona A. Sangma, while the Pastor, Ampati Baptist Church, Webstar G. Sangma offered a prayer of dedication.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for construction of Integrated Housing Complex at Bolsalgre, Ampati and also launched the e-Services in the district for issuing certificates in a digitalized system.

 

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