NAGAON, June 10: The construction of Nagaon medical college and Hospital (NMCH) will be completed by august 2020, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed here on Sunday.
Sarma has visited the construction site of NMCH at Mohkhuli on Sunday.
“So far 20 per cent works have been completed,” Sarma tweeted after visiting the construction site of the hospital on Sunday.
“The expected completion time for this Rs 380 cr project is August 2020,” Sarma said. The minister also instructed the officials not to compromise with quality and timelines of the construction.
Union minister for health and family welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda has laid the foundation stone of Nagaon Medical College at Mohkhuli, 5km from Nagaon on February 18, 2017.
Notably, the proposal to set up a medical college at Mohkhuli was made in 1996 by the then AGP-led four party alliance government. It gave 25 hectares of land to construct a building to shift Bhogeswari Phukanani civil hospital from the present location to the site. The infrastructure and the area were later used as a camp for security forces.
In 2004, the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government received around Rs 14 crore as assistance from the European Commission to shift the civil hospital to Mohkhuli but the project did not materialise. In June 2006, the Gogoi government announced a multi-crore rupee nursing college project at Mohkhuli. In 2007, a waste incinerator was proposed to be set up there.