The construction works for the proposed 500-bedded medical college & hospital will start soon. In this regard all necessary steps has been take, informed Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. The Rs 800 crore project would accommodate the proposed medical college, Nursing College for GNMs, Regional Drug Testing Laboratory and Multi-disciplinary Health Research Unit, as per the original plan.
The Chief minister today visited the proposed college site at Pachin colony, where the proposed land for the project was acquired in 1999 with all land compensation awarded to the villagers. The foundation stone was laid by former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani on Nov 14, 2003.
The chief minister assured the villagers that they would be provided with all benefits to be accrued from the project. Preference for minor contractual works and the group C & D jobs would be filled up by the affected villagers. The Chief minister assured that even for all the technical posts and major tendered works, the affected villagers would be given first preference if they meet the required criteria.
He requested the villagers to identify an alternate settlement site, which would be provided with all basic amenities and facilities such as schools, shopping complex, drinking water facilities, recreation centre, etc. For economic sustenance, the shops would be allotted to the affected villagers with trading license, Pul informed.
Also he said during the construction phase, all the raw materials such as bamboo, boulders, and sands, required would be procured locally benefitting the villagers.
The chief minister assured that road communication works and bridge over Pachin river would be taken up soon.
The chief minister, however, said if people are not willing to vacate the land, the government will be forced to search for alternative sites for setting up of medical college.
Tomo Riba State Hospital
On the other hand Chief Minister Kalikho Pul committed that the under construction 250 bedded Ward Block of the Tomo Riba State Hospital to be completed by July 31, 2016.
Chief Minister Kalikho Pul along with Kameng Dolo, Deputy Chief Minister while inspecting the under construction 250 bedded Ward Block of the State Hospital asked the Contractor and Engineers to complete the new within July 31 2016.
He asked them to gear up the construction works, to increase the man power and to work in three shifts to make it 24 X 7 in order to finish the work within the given deadline. The hospital should be made functional by August 2016, he said and assured to provide financial as well as administrative support for early completion of the new block. He, however said that there will be no compromise on quality of works.
The under construction 250 bedded hospital will be equipped with modern medical facilities and wards. Besides 250 ward beds, the five storied new buildings will accommodate 10 rooms of Private Ward, 5 rooms each of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and two rooms each of Minor OT’s and Major OT’s.
It will also accommodates Blood Bank, Diagnostic Unit, Hospital Administrative Unit, Central Laboratory, Kitchen, Laudry, Pharmacy, Isolation Ward, Doctors room and Nurses working stations. The building will also fulfill Meeting Requirements of Medical College up to 3rd renewal including LOP state.
The new blocks was started in the year 2011 with a project cost of Rs 185.62 Crore including 118.62 Crore of Civil works and 66.80 Crore for Equipments.
The Chief Minster also visited the 20 bedded Regional Mental Hospital at Midpu some 2 km from Yupia. The 62.81 Crore building that was sanctioned in the year 1989 was completed and handed over to the Health Department in the year 1914 and remains non-functional till today.