Increase in the union health budget, will creat better healthcare facilities in Garo Hills

Shillong, Feb 23: The first programme was the inauguration of the Nengmandalgre PHC in Williamnagar attended by the Chief Minister, Shri Conrad K. Sangma, MP Lok Sabha, Tura constituency, Smti Agatha K Sangma, MLAs Shri Marcuise Marak, and Shri Jim Sangma, and MDC Denang T Sangma and other dignitaries.

Under Group I, the sanction was at a cost of Rs. 2,60,66, 181, the scope of work included the construction of the main building, including sanitary installations, internal and external water supply, and internal electrification of the building.

For Group II, the sanction was for Rs. 3,21,97,098/- with the scope of work being the construction of 2 M.O Quarters, 2 storied and 4 units of Staff Quarters and 2 units and 2 numbers of Grade IV Quarters inclusive of sanitary installations, internal and external water supply, and internal electrification of the same

Chief Minister dedicated the Nengmandalgre PHC to the people of the area stating, ”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”.

Chief Minister added, “As announced last year, the Government is committed to improving public health infrastructure across the State and the investment of Rs. 75 Crores to upgrade PHCs & CHCs will tremendously help our endeavour”.

On external and GoI aid, the Chief Minister 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”.

Tura Lok Sabha MP, Smti Agatha K Sangma informed that the increase of Union Health budget by 10000 Cr this year will enable the creation of better healthcare facilities and infrastructure in Garo Hills as well. She praised the Chief Minister 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, Shri Marcuise Marak hailed praises for the Chief Minister and said, “Our Hon’ble Chief Minister is a farsighted leader, who is working tirelessly to ensure growth and development across the State. The Government is committed to addressing the concerns and problems of its people”.

Laying of foundation for- (i) the construction of the Nengmandalgre to Daribokre (Mandalgre) Road and, (ii) the construction of the Cherangre to Sisobibra (Nengmandalgre to Gitokgre) Road.

 The second programme the Chief Minister attended was the laying of the foundation for the construction of the Nengmandalgre to Daribokre (Mandalgre) road and the construction of the Cherangre to Sisobibra (Nengmandalgre to Gitokgre) road.

For the 35 km Nengmandalgre to Daribokre (Mandalgre) road, at 35.00Km., the project includes the construction of 7 bridges with a sanction amount of Rs. 70,55,90,100/- connecting 11 habitations- Dorengkigre, Patrenggre, Rongchek Chambugong, Dorakgre, Ampanggre (Sandi), Bandigre, and Mandalgre with a population of 1570 (Census 2011). The target for the completion of the project is September 2021.

The construction work of the 7.82 km Cherangre to Sisobibra (Nengmandalgre to Gitokgre) road includes the construction of two bridges with a sanction amount of Rs. 12,06,51,400/-, connecting 8 habitations- Chachatgre, Chachat Jangkegre, Chachat Karubibra, Jakopgre, Bolkinggre, Ganinggre, Sisobibra and Gitokgre with a population of 2153 (Census:2011). The project is proposed to complete by September 2021.

On the concerted efforts of the Government, 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 GoI for the improvement of road infrastructure in the State”.

In his closing remarks, the Chief Minister stated, “The MDA Government has been aggressively pursuing its agenda of development. These projects are testimony of the Government’s commitment to the people and not just an “election gimmick”.

The MLAs and MDC present in the occasion lauded their praises to the MDA Government for its efforts to develop and transform Meghalaya.

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