Shillong, Feb 23: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Tuesday inaugurated the Nengmandalgre PHC in Williamnagar, East Garo Hills.
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 two M.O Quarters, two storied and four units of Staff Quarters and two units and two numbers of Grade IV Quarters inclusive of sanitary installations, internal and external water supply, and internal electrification of the same
Sangma 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”.
The 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 government of India aid, the Chief Minister said, “The sanction of Rs. 500 crore by the 15th Finance Commission and the Rs. 350 crore 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, Agatha K Sangma informed that the increase of Union Health budget by 10000 crore 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.