OPD to be opened from Sept, DCH to be joined with medical college
DIPHU, May 2: Hills Medical and Research Centre will start functioning from July next year, Assam finance health and finance Himanta Biswa Sarma said here on Thursday.
Sarma visited the construction site of the centre here to review the progress of work. He was accompanied by Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief executive member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang along with executive members (EM) and members of autonomous council (MACs) and senior government officials.
“If the construction works are not disrupted, the college will start functioning from July, 2020,” Sarma told reporters after the visit.
“We have made a review on the present progress of construction works. If construction works go on proper direction and there is no obstacle we are sure the medical college will be inaugurated in July 2020,” the minister said.
“We are also working for permission from Medical Council of India for the Medical College in Diphu,” he also said. Sarma also said the OPD of the new medical college will start from September.
Referring to Diphu Civil Hospital, the minister said the hospital will be upgraded and both the medical college and civil hospital will be brought together as one organisation.
The minister said local youth will be recruited in maximum of the posts to be vacant in the medical college. “But outside youth must be appointed in certain technical posts,” he also said. The minister also held a meeting with the elected representatives of KAAC and party heads in the evening.