States government is making efforts to make the Arunachal’s first medical college to be functional by next year. This was informed by Chief Minister Kalikho Pul in a review meeting of the health facilities in the state including progress report of the Medical College and Hospital.
The Chief Minister asked the Department of Health & Family Welfare and the Noida based executing agency, Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited to fast track the construction of 300 bedded Tomo Riba State Hospital for the establishment of Medical College in the state.
He instructed the department not to hold the payment at any stage and to certify the completed work immediately and release the payment to the executing agency so that work is not halted for want of funds.
Setting the deadline for completion for construction of the Tomo Riba State Hospital building by August 15 with all the state of art medical facilities, the Chief Minister asked the department to ensure that the procurement of the equipments must be done by the same agency that will run the hospital. He also said that the strict specification should be followed from the day one and quality of works should be ensured.
The CM requested Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin to direct those departments falling in the earmarked area of the Medical College to vacate and shift their offices to some other locations immediately so that there is no delay in the works.
He also directed the PWD to start the process of tendering and to start construction of the 110 metre Bailey bridge over Pachin River and to complete the bridge within one year so that the construction work of medical college at Pachin Colony can be started soon. The Chief Minister directed the department to complete the construction of boundary wall of the earmarked area of the medical college within 4 months.
Prioritizing road connectivity to the Medicity, he further said that the road from National Highway 45 to Pachin Colony will be broadened into four lanes. He directed PWD to start the process of tendering and the widening work must start by September.
The Chief Minister also exhorted all the line departments and officials to work in a coordinated manner to develop integrated health facilities in the State.
Observing the critical gaps in infrastructure and manpower in healthcare and education sector, the CM directed the departments to develop standardized designs for their facilities with the help of expert consultants in these sectors. The proposed buildings must have all the modern amenities viz. well designed layout, uninterrupted water and electricity supply, OPD/IPD/Triage, OTS, Counseling units, Waiting Halls, Standardized Classrooms, hostels, residential facilities, libraries etc.
The Chief Minister further stressed upon development of critical infrastructure like Roads, Railways, Power and Water Supply to achieve comprehensive economic development. He further stated the need for developing wayside amenities to boost tourism in the State. The HCM also conveyed that Pasighat and Capital Complex will be developed as Smart Cities.
Dr. Moji Jini, Director, Medical Education apprised about the progress of civil construction works in TRSH and upgradation required for starting the Medical College. HCM directed Police, Education, IPR and Legal Metrology department(s) to immediately vacate their premises within the proposed composite complex of TRSH for completing the required norms of Medical Council of India within the stipulated timeline.
He also directed DME to work out the equipment and essential furniture for functioning of Medical College. He instructed the concerned agencies to develop dedicated electricity and water supply for the Hospital and Medical College to meet up current as well as future load(s).
The Chief Secretary, while stressing on prerequisites for obtaining Letter of Permission from Medical Council of India for the Medical College, directed the Department to frame rules for recruitment of the faculty and also proposal for affiliation to Rajiv Gandhi University. She also directed all departments to strictly adhere to the prescribed timelines to ensure that the Medical College becomes functional from the academic year 2017-18.
Dr. Partho Gogoi, Regional Director, National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI expressed satisfaction over progress of works in TRSH and assured all possible support to the State for providing affordable and accessible healthcare in the State.