The Chief Minister Mr. Conrad lays foundation stone for upgradation of Byrnihat PHC

Shillong Oct 28: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma in presence of MLA, Jirang constituency, Sosthenes Sohtun and MDC Jirang, Victor Ranee, laid the foundation for the upgradation of Byrnihat Primary Health Centre to a Community Health Centre, at a function organised at BSA Playground Lumnongrim Byrnihat, Ri-Bhoi District, on Friday.

The Byrnihat PHC commenced functioning in the year 1989. An estimated amount of Rs.11 cr will be spent on the upgradation of the PHC which caters to 113 villages.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister expressed his happiness that the long pending need of the people of the area could be brought to fruition. He expressed confidence that the upgradation will be able to provide access to better healthcare to the people of the Byrnihat and adjoining areas.

The Chief Minister also said that the Government is working with a concerted effort to improve the overall health scenario in the State and further stated that technology and investments in key areas will aid in the Government’s approach to strengthening healthcare across the State.

During his address the Chief Minister also informed the gathering on the proposed move of the Government to digitise office workflow in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The Chief Minister said that the digitisation will further strengthen efficiency and  streamline service delivery in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

‘Ri-Bhoi is going to lead the way in the transformation of how health services will be delivered. We are going to digitise the entire patient record and the entire system of services from the CHC level all the way up to the civil hospitals. This is one of a kind project in the region and in the country today.

Once the computerised system is implemented it will transform the entire health sector. The use of technology, the use of software and application is going to change the way the health services are delivered to the people’, he said

The Chief Minister further added that the digital database will be an important asset for preventive healthcare.“We will be able to use analysis from the digital data to predict diseases and outbreaks that will allow the health department to serve better, in a more efficient way, with the same resources that we have”, he added.

Speaking at length on the different development projects for Jirang, the Chief Minister also informed that the Patharkhmah Administrative Unit will soon be upgraded to a Civil Sub-Division.

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