GUWAHATI, Nov 8: The academic session of Diphu Medical College will start from the next year, minister of state for health and family welfare Pijush Hazarika said here on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference here, Hazarika said that 50 per cent works of three medical colleges at Nagaon, Lakhimpur and Dhubri are almost completed.
Tender process for construction of three other medical colleges at Tinsukia, Kokrajhar and Nalbari has also been completed, he said.
The minister informed that the shortage of doctors in the government hospitals will be overcome after completion of the medical colleges.
He also said the state government has taken adequate measures to reduce Infant Mortality Rate in the state.
It may be mentioned that 15 newborn babies died at the Jorhat Medical College Hospital from November 1 to 6. JMCH superintendent Dr Shaurabh Borkotoky informed that a six-member committee has been formed to find out the causes of the death.
The minister rejected that claims of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi that there was no development in the state under the BJP-led government and said, “The BJP-led government has done all the work which was left undone for the last 15 years during the tenure of Congress in Assam.”
“The financial situation in Assam in stable. A large number of people benefited from the Atal Amrit scheme. We have started CT Scan facilities in the civil hospitals,” he added.